Kingshouse Platform

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Kingshouse Platform (1871-1965)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

Description

This was a request halt serving the nearby Kingshouse Hotel (just to the east) and road to Balquhidder Glen (to the west). The halt was built at the expense of the Kingshouse Hotel.

It was a single platform, on the east side of the line, with a waiting shelter (which was replaced).

The halt was located south of the road to the glen.

The station closed with the sudden closure of the line following the Glen Ogle Rockfall in 1965.

Little, if anything, remains of the halt. The trackbed is now a walkway. To both north and south the Rob Roy Way follows a different route to the railway trackbed.

The realigned A84 separates the former trackbed from the original road's route and the Mhor84 (formerly Kingshouse Hotel).

Local

About two miles to the west, in Balquhidder Glen, is Balquhidder Old Church, the location of Rob Roy MacGregor's grave.

Tags

Station halt

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
01/06/2020

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)