Skye Marble Railway

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The Skye Marble Railway was a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge[1] industrial railway on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland.[2]

Marble was discovered near Kilchrist in Strath Suardal about 3 miles south west of Broadford around 1907. A large factory was built near the quarry for cutting and polishing the quarried blocks. The light railway extended 4 miles from Broadford pier[3] to the quarries, and there was a branch line to the factory.[4]

The railway was operated by a Hunslet Engine Company steam locomotive named Skylark, which was acquired second-hand from Ireland.


  1. ^ Skye Marble Railway
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  3. ^ Aberdeen Journal. Monday 3 July 1911. p.4.Skye Marble Quarries. Industrial Transformation in the Highlands
  4. ^ Sheffield Teleraph. Saturday 18 February 1911. p.8. Skye Marble. Highland Industry with a future.

Coordinates: 57°13′05″N 5°56′35″W / 57.218°N 5.943°W / 57.218; -5.943