Loch Tay

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Loch Tay (Killin Pier) (1886-1895)
Loch Tay (1895-1939)

Opened on the Killin Railway.

Description

This was a single platform station with a rounding loop. It was the terminus of the Killin Railway built alongside a pier at the west end of Loch Tay.

The platform was on the south/east side of the loop. The station building was a small timber Caledonian Railway style. There was a signal box at the Killin [2nd] end of the station.

The line continued past the station northwards to the single road locomotive shed (Loch Tay Shed).

There was tightly curved line onto the railway owned pier which was approached from the Killin [2nd] direction. This had a short loop. These were transshipment sidings and the pier was equipped with a crane

Connecting steamers continued the journey, running east to destinations such as Kenmore Pier.

The line closed briefly in 1929 for bridge works. The box closed in 1935 and the station closed to passengers in 1939. The line remained open however. The loop was used for rounding by some of the trains terminating at Killin [2nd] and Loch Tay Shed remained open. Final closure was in 1965, coinciding with the closure of the Callander and Oban Railway main line after the Glen Ogle Rockfall.

Remarkably the station building remains, in use as a house.

Tags

Terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67




Dates

01/04/1886Killin Railway
Killin Junction to Loch Tay opened; stations at Killin Junction, Killin [2nd] and Loch Tay.
09/09/1939Killin Railway
Loch Tay station closed to passengers.
11/09/1939Killin Railway
Loch Tay to Killin [2nd] closed to all traffic (except Loch Tay Shed access).

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

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

Killin Branch Railway

Old Killin, Kenmore and Loch Tay (Stenlake)
Personal Reflections of the Killin Branch RailwayThe Killin Branch: A Personal RecollectionThe Killin Branch: A Personal Recollection
Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)