This was a two platform station. It was a station with a passing loop on a single track line. The station house was on the westbound platform. A box opened in 1892 along with the loop and second platform.
To the east of the station, after 1888, was the junction for the line north to Aberfoyle, Buchlyvie Junction. The junction point was immediately to the east of where the loop reduced to a single track. It was further east until 1895. The new station box took over from the junction signal box which closed.
There was goods yard to the south side of the line, served from the west. The layout was slightly remodelled over the years.
The original station had a single platform, on the north side of the line (opposite the stone station building), and very short loop, probably for goods purposes only.
The line east to Stirling was closed in 1949 (as far as Mye Siding) and lifted. Closure to passengers came in 1951, after which the loop was converted into a siding (the box closed in 1956), and complete closure came in 1959.
The station house remains in use as a house. The trackbeds running east can be walked.
Port of Menteith
| Buchlyvie Junction|
Mye Gravel Pit
Kelty Water Bridge
Forth Viaduct [Gartmore]
Drumquharn Tile Works
Inch Talla Castle
Lake of Menteith
Port of Menteith Pier
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
Up and down
As at many locations the terms ^Up^ and ^Down^ were confusing at Buchlyvie station. For the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway ^Up^ was towards Stirling. For the Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway ^Up^ was the reverse direction - towards Glasgow Queen Street High Level. It was, of course, a F&C station.
|18/03/1856||Forth and Clyde Junction Railway|
Railway opened from Stirling to Buchlyvie for goods and minerals.
|14/04/1856||Forth and Clyde Junction Railway|
Line extended from Buchlyvie to Balfron for goods and minerals.
|01/10/1934||Forth and Clyde Junction Railway|
Closed to passengers from Balloch (Forth and Clyde Junction [Balloch]) to Gartness Junction and from Buchlyvie Junction to Stirling. The Gartness Junction to Buchlyvie Junction section was used by trains to Aberfoyle and Balfron and Buchlyvie stations remained open. Jamestown, Caldarvan, Drymen, Gartness, Port of Menteith, Kippen and Gargunnock closed to passengers.
|29/09/1951||Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway
Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Blane Valley Railway
Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)|
Aberfoyle to Kirkintilloch [2nd] (excluded) closed to passengers. Passenger stations closed at Aberfoyle, Gartmore, Buchlyvie, Balfron, Killearn, Dumgoyne, Blanefield, Strathblane, Campsie Glen, Lennoxtown [2nd], Milton of Campsie closed.
The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)