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Highland railway exhibition opens for Community Rail Week

An exhibition displaying the history of construction of a Highland railway line is opening to coincide with Community Rail Week.

“Building the Mallaig Railway” exhibition is being held at Glenfinnan Station Museum, on the West Highland Line. The exhibition opened in early October. Based on the book Building the Mallaig Railway, published by the museum last November, the exhibition draws attention to the railway contractor’s ‘unwittingly green’ credentials and highlights how the contractor paid attention to reusing and recycling materials on site, ensuring that no trace was left of the construction in the surrounding countryside and how they created their own hydro power. This exhibition has been supported by the #COP26Conversations fund developed in partnership by Museums Galleries Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and Scottish Libraries Information Council.

The exhibition opened on 3 October for three days and is now available to visit on request. There will be a special event on the 24 October, when it will be open for Community Rail Week.

The exhibition has been organised by Glenfinnan Station Museum together with West Highland Community Rail Partnership and Lochaber Environmental Forum.