Rannoch

Rannoch Station on an early winter evening.

Rannoch station (Raineach) is on the famous Rannoch Moor, an area of peat bog and lochs which is the remnant of the glaciation from the last Ice Age. There is a hotel, and the station has a tearoom open in summer.

Rannoch is at the end of the single track road from Pitlochry which runs through Kinloch Rannoch. Rannoch station is the next stop after Bridge of Orchy, 16 miles and over 20 minutes travel time, away. Over this distance it passes through no habitation, except for a former lines man's cottage above Achallader farm and a passing loop at Gorton.

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Busy October Sunday at Rannoch Station. A ScotRail Service Train crosses a steam charter special.

 

 The 06.03am ex Mallaig service to Glasgow passes over the Rannoch Viaduct at 08.40am on a cold January morning in 2010. The sun has still to rise and the picture has been captured in the pre dawn glow. Rannoch station appears on the extreme left of the picture.

 

   The north bound Caledonian Sleeper from London to Fort William has just crossed the Rannoch Viaduct on a warm May morning. Passengers awake to the contrast of crossing the UK's largest wilderness of Rannoch Moor.
 

156 service ex Glasgow, 1/2 mile south of Rannoch station with Rannoch Forest and Meall Buidh of the Glen Lyon Hills beyond.   Winter at Rannoch Station as the lunch time service approaches from the north. Note the Network Rail employee. He is there to ensure operation of the points. Temp. -12C.

 

 

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