Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,528 pages of information and 235,436 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway

From Graces Guide

of 186 West George Street, Glasgow

This line ran through the Great Glen from Spean Bridge to Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal

1896 The company was incorporated in August.

1897 Construction started; engineers were Formans and McCall; contractors James Young Ltd

1903 The line, 24 miles 4 furlongs in length, was opened for traffic on July 22nd.

1907 As from May 1st, the line is worked by the North British Railway company. [1]

1914 Bought by the North British Railway. [2]

1933 The NBR's successors, the LNER, withdrew pasenger trains, but a weekly coal train continued until 1946.

1947 Line closed

A four-span lattice girder bridge crossed the River Oich. Its girders were scrapped, but the castellated concrete piers remain.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990