Lochailort is a request stop serving the small village at the head of Loch Ailort. It sits at the junction of the road to Mallaig and the A861 to Salen and Strontian. The station is modest. Just a platform and a very small shelter. In the above picture the ‘Jacobite’ steam train is passing through on its return journey to Fort William. Lochailort is a very small community with an Inn with accommodation close to the station. The rugged terrain also provided an excellent training ground for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) Commandoes during the Second World War.
K4, The Great Marquis, heads a special October charter across the short causeway at the west end of Loch Eilt, 2km east of Lochailort Station. Click on either picture to obtain a wider view of Loch Eilt.