Link to printer-friendly page

Record details

ID:MHG54971
Type of record:Monument
Name:Narrow gauge railway track, Loch Lundie
Feedback:

Summary

The possible remains of a narrow gauge railway track on the crest of the main dam for Loch Lundie reservoir.

Images

View looking south along main embankment  © Scottish WaterRemains of narrow gauge railway track  © Scottish WaterRemains of narrow gauge railway track  © Scottish WaterRemains of narrow gauge railway track  © Scottish Water
Grid Reference:NG 8027 3193
Map Sheet:NG83SW
Civil Parish:LOCHALSH
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH

Monument Types

  • RAILWAY (20th Century - 1901 AD? to 1950 AD?)
  • RESERVOIR (20th Century - 1901 AD? to 1950 AD?)
  • DAM (20th Century - 1901 AD? to 1950 AD?)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG54971

Full description

Scottish Water contacted the Highland HER on the advice of an engineer with Ross-shire Engineering who noted "the remains of a narrow gauge trackway on most if not all of the crest of the main dam, consisting of twin steel rails and steel sleepers. Presumably this was used for transporting material for the original construction of the dam, and a trackway would probably be standard equipment for the railway company building it." <1>

Digitised plans and reports relating to the Loch Lundie reservoir are available as part of the Highland Railway Society collections on Am Baile. <2>

On modern Ordnance Survey mapping and vertical aerial photography, the possible line of this railway track would appear to be respected by modern boundaries. <3><4>


<1> Scottish Water Shared Service Delivery, 2011, Information and photographs of narrow gauge railway track, Loch Lundy from Gordon MacKay, Environmental Advisor (Text/Correspondence). SHG25386.


<2> Highland Council, 2010, Am Baile website (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG25100.


<3> Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Mastermap (Image/Map). SHG23361.


<4> Get Mapping, 1999-2011, Get Mapping 25cm resolution colour vertical aerial photography (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical). SHG25304.

Related Monument/Building records - none

Related Investigations - none

Related thematic articles

Related documents/files/web pages

Monuments/Buildings
Investigations
Conservation Areas
Listed Buildings
Scheduled Ancient Monuments
Designed Landscapes
Registered Battlefields
Marine Protected Areas