Strathyre

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Strathyre (1870-1965)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station with a loop. It was originally a single platform station, possibly doubled not long after opening. The station was noted for the ornate stork fountain of Cruachan granite, the choice of the stationmaster as a reward for many years of service. After station closure this was moved to the garden of a house in the village.

There was a goods yard at the south end of the station, on the east side of the line accessed from the south.

A signal box opened with the station, replaced with a proper box in 1890. The box was on the southbound platform.

The original station building burned down in 1893 and was never replaced with a substantial structure, a new building finally being erected in 1897. Both platforms had small timber buildings.

The station closed in 1965 with the Glen Ogle Rockfall.

The platforms, particularly the northbound one, survived for many years. Little now remains of the station, except the relocated kissing gate at the former entrance. Much of the site is now housing.

The fountain was removed from the southbound platform on closure and is now in a nearby garden.

Tags

Station footpath

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
11/08/2019




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)