Glenlochy Crossing

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Glenlochy Crossing (1882-1966)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

Description

This was a passing loop opened in 1882 to increase capacity of the line. It broke the single track section between Tyndrum Lower and Dalmally.

The building was similar to that at other crossing loops such as Drumvaich Crossing and Awe Crossing - a combined signal box and railway cottage, the box at the west end of the combined building. It was on the south south east side of the line. Unlike the similar locations where the building was directly by the track this building was set back a little and up an embankment. An access footbridge over the River Lochy approached the loop.

The line remains open, but the loop was lifted in 1966. The building was demolished. The footbridge still exists, but is locked for railway used only. This was often used as the starting point of the climb to Beinn Laoigh until the access was blocked.

Tags

Loop crossing Station combined signal box and house

External links

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


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)