Mallaig Extension Railway

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Mallaig Extension Railway
Dates of operation1 April 1901 – 21 December 1908
Successor lineNorth British Railway
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Loch Eil Outward Bound
Banavie Pier
Banavie Junction (New)
Down arrow West Highland Railway

The Mallaig Extension Railway is a railway line in Highland, Scotland. It runs from Banavie Junction (New) on the Banavie Pier branch of the West Highland Railway to Mallaig. The previous "Banavie Junction" closer to Fort William was renamed "Mallaig Junction" upon opening of the Mallaig Extension Railway. The line is still open as part of the West Highland Line.


The railway received Royal Assent on 31 July 1894. The line opened on 1 April 1901. It is famous for the concrete structures built along the line by Sir Robert McAlpine, the most notable of which is Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Connections to other lines[edit]


  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Thomas, John (1965). The West Highland Railway. Newton Abbot: David and Charles (Publishers) Ltd. ISBN 0-7153-7281-5.
  • RAILSCOT on Mallaig Extension Railway