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Strathmashie Forest, Achduchil

Railway (19th Century)-(20th Century)

Site Name Strathmashie Forest, Achduchil

Classification Railway (19th Century)-(20th Century)

Canmore ID 277000

Site Number NN59SE 52

NGR NN 5956 9205

NGR Description 5956 9205 to 5974 9234

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Laggan
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NN59SE 52 5956 9205 to 5974 9234

The remains of a light railway were recorded here during a detailed archaeological survey of Strathmashie Community Forest near Laggan, Highland. The survey was carried out to assess the evidence for past human use and to ascertain whether there was enough archaeology to develop a heritage trail in the forest. The railway was built by the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit during the Second World War. The railway survives in 5 sections running approximately NE-SW. The remains consist of timber with rectangular notches and iron nails protruding. The remains do not appear to be in situ, but have been disturbed.

D Sneddon 2005


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