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Old 02-01-2018, 10:06 PM   #11
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As far as I understand it they are trying to create something British rail failed todo in respect of the direction they take
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Nothing at all to do with British Rail. The line was projected, and built, by the Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway in 1903. Closure came in 1910 although it was forced to re-open because of a clause in the Act of Parliament authorising the line. Final closure (for passengers) came in December 1933, the weekly coal train ceased on New Years eve 1946.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:37 PM   #12
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It’s funny you mentioned Invergarry has I have been watching a programme tonight about walking from Fort William-Inverness and they used the old railway line as a national footpath. Apparently Invergarry station still intact and now it’s been restored with lines and stock as a visitor centre.
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Hi Growler
The fate of many lines, and stations. Best of luck to the promoters.
I've never been to Invergarry or Fort Augustus, closest was the Commando Monument at Spean Bridge.
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Locally known as HS4.......a model rail version is all Scotland can afford given that all the Westminister based government HS money has been spent South of the border, as usual.....
You're very lucky north of the border (except Voyagers of course), with the network core now electrified and new trains. Here in the East Midlands we have the lowest per capita spend across the regions, old rolling stock including Pacers and 150s. HS2 will stop neatly between Nottingham & Derby, rendering it unlikely for much of the population. If/when it gets to Scotland you'll probably get a station in Cumbernauld!
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Nothing at all to do with British Rail. The line was projected, and built, by the Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway in 1903. Closure came in 1910 although it was forced to re-open because of a clause in the Act of Parliament authorising the line. Final closure (for passengers) came in December 1933, the weekly coal train ceased on New Years eve 1946.
Thank you for correcting me
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