• 158701 at Strathcarron

    158701 at Strathcarron with 2H86, the 17:15 Kyle - Elgin.

  • 158701 at Strathcarron

    158701 arrives at Strathcarron with 2H81, the 09:00 Inverness - Kyle. Before proceeding, the driver will have to obtain the token for Strathcarron - Kyle and press the plunger at the platform end. This activates the audible warnings and flashing lights a…

  • 158701 at Strathcarron

    158701 approaches Strathcarron with 2H87, the 18:29 Dingwall - Kyle. Since the timetable change, the 4-car 17:54 from Inverness splits at Dingwall, forming 2H87 to Kyle with the rear 2 coaches. The front 2 coaches retain the 2H65 headcode and continue to…


  • 158701 at Strathcarron

    158701 pauses at Strathcarron with 2H84, the 14:35 Kyle - Inverness.

  • 158702 + 158724 cross at Strathcarron

    A little burst of activity at Strathcarron station. 158702 on 2H84, the 14:37 Kyle - Inverness and 158724 on 2H85, the 13:34 Inverness - Kyle.

  • 158702 at Strathcarron

    Seen from the footbridge, 158702 (BBC Scotland - 75 years)arrives at Strathcarron with 1H87, the 15:23 Aberdeen - Kyle.


  • 158702 at Strathcarron

    On a lovely spring evening, 158702 (BBC Scotland - 75 years) arrives at Strathcarron with 1H87, the 15:23 Aberdeen - Kyle.

  • 158702/158706 at Strathcarron

    158702/158706 at Strathcarron with 2H86, the 17:15 Kyle - Elgin. This was a 4-car working due to a driver shortage in Inverness. No such shortage in Kyle; Donnie McLean even managed to straighten his tie before getting his picture taken :-)

  • 158702 4-car at Strathcarron

    A driver shortage in Inverness caused this 4-car working. 158702/158706 await departure at Strathcarron with 2H86, the 17:15 Kyle - Elgin.


  • 158702 departs Strathcarron

    Donnie McLean unleashes the full power of 2 x 158s, as 158702/158706 depart Strathcarron with 2H86, the 17:15 Kyle - Elgin.

  • 158702 delayed at Strathcarron

    158702 stands amidst the weeds in the Up platform at Strathcarron with 2H82, the 12:08 Kyle - Inverness. There was plenty time for pictures as the westbound train was about 15 minutes late. The smokers don't seem to mind a short delay.

  • 158706 at Strathcarron

    Not much of a shot, I know. This picture and it's neighbour were taken purely to show the experimental horns, sited above the second-man's windscreen.


  • 158706 at Strathcarron

    These horns were trial-fitted to 158706 as an experiment to improve performance in snowy conditions. I don't know what sort of results have been achieved but they are still there in July 2013.

  • 158706 at Strathcarron

    158706 at Strathcarron with 2H84, the 14:35 Kyle - Inverness. The set will sit for a few minutes awaiting the service from Inverness, allowing passengers the chance of a quick smoke (or a photo).

  • 158706 crosses 158712 at Strathcarron

    The extra space between the two running lines can clearly be seen here as the 14:35 from Kyle crosses the 13:34 from Inverness. Kyle conductor Eddie Townend eyes the trains with suspicion.


  • 158707 at Strathcarron (2Z89)

    158707 at Strathcarron with 2Z89, the 06:12 Inverness - Kyle. This was the first day of this additional service to serve Plockton High School due to a major landslip on the A890 at Attadale. The closure caused chaos and apart from the extra train, a temp…

  • 158707 departs Strathcarron

    158707 (Far North Line 125th anniversary) ambles away from the Up platform at Strathcarron with 2H86, the 16:48 Kyle - Inverness. On the Down platform, the old shelter remains in remarkably good condition. Obviously, today's passengers don't need any form…

  • 158709(Nat-Ex) at Strathcarron

    Still in old Nat-Ex livery, 158709 pauses at Strathcarron with 2H86, the 16:48 Kyle - Inverness.


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