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This location is about 2 miles west of Dingwall on the Kyle Line.
Railway type and traffic
The type of trains that can be found on this line is First Scotrail class 158s and from time to time locos can be found working charters and since summer 2005 class 47s & 57s have been cleared for the Kyle line. Others loco I have seen on the Kyle line include Class 31s, 33s, 37s, 40, 55.
This location is situated in a wide open space with fields all around it.
From Dingwall take the A834 road towards Strathpeffer. You will leave Dingwall and then take the first road on the right and follow that road up to a farm then turn left and it is in front of you.
You can also enter if you carry on towards Strathpeffer and turn right after the Railway Bridge towards Fodderty House then follow the road round and it is again in front of you with a slightly further walk but more room to park.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Fodderty map co-ordinates
Parking for both routes are on Grass verges but I recommend the Fodderty House entrance as there is a bigger space to park.
To get to this location by Public Transport take the Stagecoach Service 27 from Inverness Bus Station (Stance 5) and ask for Fodderty. The fare is, currently Jan 06
, £3.20 for a Single and £6.10 for a return. Take the directions for the Road entrance via Fodderty House once you get off the bus at Fodderty Grave Yard.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
The nearest facilities are Dingwall. So be prepared when going to this location.
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Fodderty general view map
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The location has an advantage as it is is located just after a 20mph restriction for the crossing on the Dingwall-Contin road, so there is plenty of noise after a pair of tractors come up.
General views - All photographs © David Ross unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Fig 2 - Looking south
Fig 3 - Looking north, out of a train passing the location!
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