Location type


Name and dates

Drymen (1856-1934)

Opened on the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway.


This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The main stone build station building was on the eastbound platform.

A goods yard was approached from the east end and there was a level crossing at the west end.

The sidings played host to carriages when the railway was used by visitors to Buchanan Castle.

The station house and goods shed remains standing.

To the east was the Drymen Viaduct over the Endrick Water. The station is in Croftamie some way south of Drymen itself.

With the closure to passengers the signal box was reduced to a gate box. The route east to Gartness Junction was closed in 1949 and the line closed completely here in 1959.




01/10/1934Forth 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.
01/11/1950Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Buchlyvie Junction (excluded) to Mye Siding (excluded) and Drymen (excluded) to Gartness Junction (excluded) closed completely. The F&C line ceased to be a through route.
05/10/1959Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Jamestown (excluded) to Drymen closed completely.


The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)