This line was proposed to be constructed as a temporary measure by Lord Leverhulme during the construction of his rather ambitious plans to make the island of Harris part of his Mac Fisheries empire.
The expansion of Leverburgh to take much larger fishing vessels in greater quantities was the main body of the work. The natural harbour would have been deepened and had quays and stores constructed. Ice houses, workers accommodation and processing facilities were all planned to be constructed.
The materials for this scheme would have come into the main settlement on the island, Stornoway. The railway was proposed to travel from a small hamlet outside Stornoway named Branahuie, to Leverburgh at the opposite end of the conjoined islands of Lewis and Harris, a distance of over 50 miles. The line was only supposed to be a temporary installation, for up to 3 years, letters from local residents to the contractors, Sir Robert Macalpine & Sons, state that it could have become a permanent installation. Presumably if the line had been built it would have had the potential to move residents along the majority of the eastern coast of Lewis and Harris to and from Stornoway. Had the HLR proposal been built as well then the island would have had comprehensive coverage of narrow gauge lines connecting Stornorway with both the west and south coasts.
Details of the route are hazy, when more details are available a map will be produced.