Above: Clachnaharry Swing Bridge
Kyle of Lochash
There are some workings that deserve a page of their own as shown amongst this website, and here is one of them. West Coast Railway Company owned 47854 (one of the best!) made its way to Kyle of Lochalsh on this date, somewhere that the number of class 47 visits cannot even be counted on the fingers of one hand.
The purpose of this page is to show the full size original images as sent to sulzerpower.com for historical record.
(1) Clachnaharry Swing Bridge, the A9 in the background crossing the Moray Firth, this is just beyond Inverness while 854 was working the empty stock train from Keith to Tain.
(2) Tain station, this private Royal Scotsman working began in service here, 854 had already run round its train as seen here.
(3) Garve station, the first image on the line to Kyle of Lochalsh this is where the railway crosses the A835, the road to the west from here which heads to Ullapool, whereas the railway takes us to Kyle...
(4) Achanalt, by the Loch of the same name, this is between Garve and Achnasheen.
(5) Strathcarron station.
(6) Erbusaig on the approaches to Kyle, behind the photographer are the small 'Black Islands', and beyond them the Isle of Skye.
(7) The scene of many relaxing looking images of loco classes over the years, but I personally would never have expected to see a 47 here! Kyle of Lochalsh, the Isle of Skye in the background, with 47854 about to run around its set of Royal Scotsman stock, the train that made this possible.
This page would not have been possible without the photographs of Roddy MacPhee, of whom these images remain the copyright of.
1st published by sulzerpower.com 14/10/05, updated 15/10/05 and is a copyright © of THE CLASS 47 LIST 2000-2005, see index page for full copyright details.