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Banavie (Banbhaidh) station is adjacent to Neptune’s Staircase, a set of locks on the Caledonian Canal which crosses Scotland linking Loch Linnhe and the Atlantic Coast of Scotland with Inverness and the North Sea via Loch Ness. There is a hotel with bar/restaurant near the station. Picture shows the 08.30 Fort…

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Fort William

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    Click Here Fort William (An Gearasden) is the largest town in the Highlands, second only to the City of Inverness in size. The town justifiably lives up to its claim to be the outdoor capital of the UK as a result of its location at the head of…

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Spean Bridge

Spean Bridge (Drochaid an Aonachain) is a major village with accommodation, restaurants (including one at the station) and shops. Adjacent to the station is Spean Bridge Golf Club.  The nearby Commando Monument commemorates the commandos who were trained in the area between 1942 and 1945. The village also stands at…

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Roy Bridge

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Roy Bridge is located about 5 miles west of Tulloch Station and 3 miles east of Spean Bridge. The village sits at the point where the River Roy joins the River Spean. Roy Bridge is conveniently located to take advantage of the many places of interest in the area and…

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Tulloch (An Tulach) is a wayside station near the end of Loch Treig, which is the source of hydro power for the Fort William aluminium smelter. The station building has been adapted for use as the independent Station Lodge Hostel. Tulloch Station in summer. Scotrail, Glasgow Queen Street train from…

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Corrour, at a height of 1,338 feet above sea level, is the highest station on the British railway network and one of the most remote.  Located in the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor and not accessible by public road, the station offers access and adventure for walkers and climbers to…

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Rannoch Station on a busy weekend. A Glasgow-bound ScotRail train has just arrived from Fort William and a special steam charter waits for clearance to resume its journey north. The station shows the classic ‘Swiss Cottage’ architectural style of the original North British West Highland Line. It is a remote…

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Bridge of Orchy

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Bridge of Orchy Station is a stereotypical West Highland Line ‘Swiss chalet’ style building located on a central platform with pedestrian access under the railway and up a flight of steps to the platform. In the picture from December 2009 the building is finished attractively in the West Highland green…

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Oban (An t-Oban), the terminus of the Oban line, is the major tourist resort in Argyll with every facility including hotels, guesthouses, bed-and-breakfasts, restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets, yacht moorings and an important ferry terminal. There is a busy tourist office and the famous Oban Distillery. The rail terminus, for such…

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Connel Ferry

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The station (picture above) is named Connel Ferry, though the ferry was replaced by a large cantilever bridge across Loch Etive in 1903 when the branch line from Connel to Ballachulish was opened by the Caledonian Railway. The branch closed in 1966 but the bridge is still used by road traffic.…

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