Barbadoes Siding

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Barbadoes Siding (1882-1959)

Opened on the Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway.

Description

This siding was directly north of a small bridge over the Kelty Water. The siding was between Gartmore and Buchlyvie. It was approached from the south and on the west side of the line. A house remains near the site.

Tags

Siding

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map



Nearby stations
Gartmore
Buchlyvie
Aberfoyle
Port of Menteith
Balfron
Ladylands Platform
Fairfields Siding
Gartness
Kippen
Killearn
Drymen
Callander (Dreadnought)
Dumgoyne
Callander [1st]
Callander Ticket Platform
Kelty Water Bridge
Forth Viaduct [Gartmore]
Buchlyvie Junction
Mye Gravel Pit
Balwill Siding
Mye Siding
Aberfoyle Shed
Aberfoyle Quarries
Tourist/other
Gartmore House
Inch Talla Castle
Lake of Menteith
Inchmahome Priory
Port of Menteith Pier
Ballat Crossing
Loch Venachar
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Floating railway


The line to the south of Barbadoes Siding floated on a brush-wood mat as it crossed Flanders Moss. There was a speed restriction of 30mph. A train detailed here in 1929 after the embankment subsided.