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Steam Trains and Restoration Projects in the Scottish Highlands

Invergarry Station Project

Invergarry Station Project

The station is situated at Laggan Swing Bridge, on the Great Glen Way and adjacent to the Great Glen Water Park and Canoe Trail. This is an exciting and challenging project to establish a static railway museum at the site of the old Invergarry railway station - 'a station frozen in time'. Clearance of vegetation on the site will soon be completed and 2013 will see repairs to the platform and underpass where necessary, and preparation of the site to receive artifacts.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 8.1 miles / 13.0 KM

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The Jacobite Fort William to Mallaig

The Jacobite

Fort William to Mallaig

Running May - October

Please visit their web site for more information and to book

Fort William Scotland

Distance From Abbey Cottage 27.5 miles / 44.3 KM

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Strathspey Steam Railway

Strathspey Steam Railway

Travel back in time ...............

from Aviemore to Broomhill in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

All of our volunteers and staff welcome you to two hours of historic steam travel through the beautiful Cairngorm National Park in the shadow of the Cairngorm Mountains on the longest most scenic steam heritage railway in Scotland.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 32.0 miles / 51.5 KM

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Glenfinnan Viaduct

The 21-arch single track viaduct was one of the largest engineering undertakings using concrete without reinforcing when it was built by Sir Robert McAlpine.

Glenfinnan Viaduct forms part of the Mallaig extension of the West Highland Railway which was constructed between 1897 and 1901.

Built entirely of concrete, the viaduct consists of 21 arches, each spanning 15m and has a maximum height of 30m offering spectacular views down Lochaberís Loch Shiel.

According to myth, during construction a cart-horse and driver were killed when they fell into one of the piers while dumping their load, and were buried in the concrete. Recent research has shown that the incident happened at Loch Nan Uamh Viaduct, further down the line, near Arisaig, and the driver survived. Memorial plaques are at the latter viaduct and at Glenfinnan Station Museum.

Fort William Scotland

Distance From Abbey Cottage 33.8 miles / 54.4 KM

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