GENSHEET Gallery 8 : Closed lines


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The Post Office Railway

Platform level at Mount Pleasant Sorting Office Old car #5 in the depto at Mount Pleasant The Post Office railway ran under London linking the main sorting offices with main line stations. These images are of unloading a train at Mount Pleasant platform and old car #5 in the works. Mount Pleasant is expected to open as a tourist attraction, with rides, some time in 2017 as part of the Postal Museum

Tilbury Riverside

Booking hall at Tilbury Riverside A class 308 EMU at Tilbury Riverside station. This station closed in 1993, although the site has become a freight terminal. It had been used as a liner terminal (with boat trains from St Pancras) but latterly served a passenger ferry to Gravesend

Maldon East

View from former level crossing in 2016
View from former level crossing in 2016
View across former goods yard area in 2016.
View across former goods yard area in 2016
This station closed in 1964, with the site used as a timber yard from 1971 - 2016. The approaches were made into a road in the 1980's while the rest of the route to Witham is now followed by the 'Blackwater Trail'

Railways on Skye & Raasay

Winding wheel at the top of the quarry incline
Winding wheel at the top of the quarry incline
Line heading for Broadford Pier
Line heading for Broadford Pier
Processing plant and loading platform
Processing plant and loading platform
The Marble line ran from quarries above Kilbride to the pier at Broadford. It was the closest to a conventional railway on Skye
Access railway to Bearreraig power station Access railway to Bearreraig power station One railway remains on Skye, the access to Bearreraig (Storr lochs) hydro power station is by this rope incline down the cliff face
Viaduct abutment on line to No.1 mine The pier from above The island of Raasay has extensive remains of the iron mine railway, a rope worked system, that ran from two mines to the processing plant adjoining Suishnish pier aerial images. This was the pier used by the ferry until 2011
See all 11 shots of the Raasay Railway
Railway track to Loch Cuithir, where the diatomite was mined
Railway track to Loch Cuithir, where the diatomite was mined
Diatomite processing plant on the shore
Diatomite processing plant on the shore
Another mineral line ran from a diatomite deposit inland at Loch Cuithir to the processing plant by the shore near Valtos. The line is clearly seen on aerial images
Rails in the pier at Carbost
Rails in the pier at Carbost on Loch Harport
Railway back to Talisker distillery, Carbost
Railway back to Talisker distillery, Carbost
Talisker Distillery at Carbost had a short railway to Carbost pier

Killin Junction and the Callander & Oban line

Loch Tay view
Loch Tay view
Island Platform at Killin Junction
Island Platform at Killin Junction, these were the through liness
Lines diverge at Killin Junction
Lines diverge at Killin Junction, left for Killin right for Callander
Crianlarich Lower Jn
This image is further along the line at Crianlarich where a small section of the Callander line remains as a siding. Crianlarich Lower station itself had been used for timber loading in the 1970's
To walk to Killin Junction from Glenoglehead takes about 2 hours round trip, walking along the former Callander & Oban line. Glenoglehead has easier parking than accessing from Lix Toll up the Killin branch itself, and there is also the cycleway down GlenOgle towards Balquhidder from that point.
See all 12 images of Killin Junction

Fort Augustus


The main interest here is the very short lived, and very expensive, pier line. This crossed the Caledonian Canal just by the top lock and then swept around the north of the town and down to Loch Ness. The station building is now private, but can be viewed from the Foyers Road. The town station is now a council works and school, but the platform survives and a little can be seen under the fence by the top lock. All signs of the swing bridge have gone, but some parts did survive until the 1980's.
Railway remains in Fort Augustus
Location of the railway remains in Fort Augustus
Fort Augustus Pier Station
Fort Augustus Pier Station
Site of Fort Augustus swing bridge
The site of Fort Augustus swing bridge over the Caledonian Canal. The line can be seen opposite continuing to Pier station
Fort Augustus Pier Branch
The bridge supports of the Pier branch crossing the river Oich
Fort Augustus Town Station
Remnant of Fort Augustus Town Station

Ballachulish Ferry

before and after the cyclepath
Ballachulish Ferry Station
Ballachulish Ferry Station
View towards Ballachulish
Ballachulish Ferry Station
Ballachulish Ferry Station
View towards Kentallen
Ballachulish Ferry Station
Ballachulish Ferry Station
View towards Ballachulish
Ballachulish Ferry Station
Ballachulish Ferry Station
View towards Kentallen
Rail path bears off from the A82
Rail path bears off from the A82, previously the station and line was invisible despite being only a few yards into the side

Dornoch Branch

Mound Station
Mound Station seen from the old road alignment
Mound Station
Mound Station buildings seen from the old road alignment
Remains of Cambusavie Platform
Remains of Cambusavie Platform
Site of Cambusavie level crossing
Site of Cambusavie level crossing
Skelbo Station
Skelbo Station

Lybster Branch

Lybster Station Lybster Station buildings survive as the golf course club house, many of the remains of this light railway have faded away

Speyside Line

Lybster Station Grantown East on the Boat of Garten - Craigellachie line
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GENSHEET Photopage 8 13 March 2016  All images © M.W.Wilson