Ach-na-Cloich

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Ach-na-Cloich (1881-1965)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

Description

This was a single platform station with a station building. The building was a smaller style C&O building. The platform was on the north side of the line.

A timber siding was installed in the Great War.

The building survived closure to passengers in 1965 and still stood in the 1990s. It is now demolished but platform remains in place.

Nearby was an associated steamer pier for Loch Etive. Steamers ran from Oban up the loch to Lochetivehead Pier which which a tour could continue to Glen Coe, Ballachulish and then return by train or steamer to Oban.

Tags

Station Pier Loch Etive

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Dates

20/06/1881Callander and Oban Railway
Steamers start running from Ach-na-Cloich up Loch Etive.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

Birth and Death of a Highland Railway: Ballachulish Line

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Callander and Oban Railway v. 4

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Callander and Oban Railway v. 4

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

Oban 1898: Argyllshire Sheet 98.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Argyllshire)

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The Birth and Death of a Highland Railway: Ballachulish Line

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)