In April 2012 a meeting was held in the Glengarry Community Centre with a view to preserving the old platform at Invergarry Station, South Laggan. Those at the meeting endorsed the idea and the ‘Station Project’ was born with the object of rebuilding the station and establishing a railway museum on the site dedicated to the Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway.
The site has now been virtually cleared and works currently in hand at the site are the laying of 1000ft of bullhead rail track and erection of a replica signal cabin. Meanwhile on the admin side, the museum has become a company limited by guarantee and has achieved charitable status.
Recent donations of equipment include the lever frame from Tyndrum Upper (with thanks to Network Rail Heritage) and a NB lattice signal post. There is now a Ruston Diesel shunter on site which is being restored to working order.
The proposal to erect the historic carriage shed is being costed and the shed designed when a planning application will be submitted, followed by an application for lottery funding.
There were five open days during the summer. For three of them it poured with rain, the other two were sunny and well attended. It is intended to operate an expanded programme next year.