Crianlarich West Box

Location type

Place

Name and dates

Crianlarich West Box (1897-1967)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

Description

Crianlarich Junction [CandO] had an elaborate layout. The Callander and Oban Railway was doubled from west of the junction through the junction and further east, and the West Highland Railway was also double on approach to the junction.

The junction was thus a double track junction. In addition, there were exchange sidings. This box controlled the west end of the layout, the east box being location at the point of junction. The junction and line up to the West Highland Railway were built by that company.

This additional loop on the Callander line allowed the loop at Crianlarich Lower to close in 1921, the down line (village side of station) line being retained.

The line east to Callander (Dreadnought) closed in 1965 due to the Glen Ogle Rockfall. The two boxes at the junction survived until 1967.

Tags

Junction
07/07/2019


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)