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Written by David Ross - 30 Apr 2004
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Location notes
The yard is situated 3/4 mile to the east of Inverness and lies beside the main lines to Aberdeen and Perth.
Railway type and traffic
Outside of the usual DMU worked services you would usually see class 66s and 67s. On a Wednesday freightliner operate a cement service to Inverness which will have a 66/6 working it. There is also the Royal Scotsman which runs throughout the summer months and various charters which are run by SRPS, Pathfinder and Hertfordshire. But once a year Grampian Railtours operate an Aberdeen-Kyle Of Lochalsh charter.
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Environment
The location is a Bus stop on the middle of Millburn Road which is the main road out of the City Centre, if you are heading east. The location is very open and little chance of problems during daylight as it is on the main road out of Inverness City Centre.
Road directions
To get to the location by car you should leave the A9 at the Raigmore Interchange from the South and follow signs for City Centre.

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Inverness, Millburn Yard map co-ordinates
Parking
To park your car the best place would be in the City Centre and travel by Public Transport to the spot or even walk it. There are three Multi Storey Car Parks and the rates are quite cheap.
Public transport
To get to the location there are Buses from the City Centre about every 5-10 minutes and are operated by Highland Country Buses, Stagecoach and Rapsons Coaches. The Best stop to get on would be at the Eastgate shopping centre beside the Railway Station. The numbers of the Buses are 1, 2, 3, 3A, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12A, 15, 15A,18, 27, 28 and 315. The fare is 80p for an Adult and 40p for a Child on Stagecoach Buses and Highland Country services can vary and maybe cheaper.

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Amenities
The nearest toilets would be in Safeways which about 5 minutes walk back into the City Centre. That would also be the nearest place to get something to eat. The nearest Chip shop is The Kebab House situated on the High Street. There is a Chinese takeaway next door to the chip shop.
Accommodation
The Chieftain Hotel is right across the road from the location. There is also various Bed and Breakfasts in the City.
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Inverness, Millburn Yard

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Photographic notes
The location is a main road out of Inverness, so it might be noisy for videographers.


General views - All photographs © David Ross unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking down from Auldcastle Road


Fig 2 - Looking down from Auldcastle Road


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