London, United Kingdom
Rannoch Station Platform
Photograph - Hdr Photograph
There is really nowhere to compare with Rannoch Moor, which extends south and west from Rannoch Station. It is a peaty, lonely plateau full of lochs and lochans whose extent is difficult to comprehend.
Standing alone on Rannoch Station platform, or better still on the bridge over the track, you start to gain a sense of the way much more of Scotland used to be. Look back towards Pitlochry and the most striking feature is the pointy outline of Schiehallion,
When the West Highland Line was built across Rannoch Moor, its builders had to float the tracks on a mattress of tree roots, brushwood and thousands of tons of earth and ashes.
Rannoch station opened to passengers on 7 August 1894.
The station was laid out with a crossing loop and an island platform. There were sidings on both sides, and a turntable on the east side of the line. The siding on the east side has been removed.
November 11th, 2010
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