Upper Tyndrum

Location type


Names and dates

Tyndrum [WHR] (1894-1953)
Tyndrum Upper (1953-1992)
Upper Tyndrum (1992-)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Where: Stirling, Scotland
Opened on the West Highland Railway.
Open on the West Highland Line.


This is an island platform station in the West Highland Swiss Chalet style. The station building, signal box (closed 1984, ^B^ listed and restored), stationmaster^s cottage and railwaymen^s cottage survive. Entry to the station is by a subway. There is a very small parking area. The station is east of Tyndrum, a small settlement at the west end of Strath Fillan. It is high above the village, as a result of the line needing to gain high height to cross County March Summit [West Highland] to the north.

The reversing spur for the goods yard remains as a permanent way siding. The trackless loading bank itself survives.

A stationmaster^s house and railway cottage are downhill from the station on the road which zig-zags up from the main road below.

The station name was reversed in 1992 from ^Tyndrum Upper^ to ^Upper Tyndrum^ to make the name distinctly different from ^Tyndrum Lower^.

The station building is the office of Scotgold Resources Ltd . There are gold deposits at Cononish Gold Mine, which is around three and half miles by dirt road to the south west.


Clifton, a former mining community, is to the north west. The former Tyndrum Lead Mine, on the north eastern slopes of Sron Nan Colan, is to the west of the station.



External links

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


Gaelic name: Taigh an Droma Uachdrach
Listing: B

Nearby stations
Tyndrum [1st]
Tyndrum Lower
Crianlarich Lower
Bridge of Orchy
Glen Falloch Platform
Gorton [WHR]
Killin Junction
Loch Awe
Glenoglehead Crossing
Killin [2nd]
Glengarry Lead Smelter
Tyndrum Goods Junction
Tyndrum Summit
Tyndrum Lead Mine
Cononish Viaduct
Auchtertyre Viaduct
County March Summit [West Highland]
Ewich Viaduct
Cononish Gold Mine
Dalrigh Tyndrum
Meall Buidhe
Lochan na Bi
St Fillan^s Priory
Beinn Chaorach
Beinn Odhar
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Two stations

Tyndrum, with a population around 167, is considered to be the smallest settlement served by two stations. Upper Tyndrum is high above and to the east on the West Highland Railway to Fort William, and Tyndrum Lower is to the south west on the Callander and Oban Railway to Oban. The line from Glasgow Queen Street High Level divides at Crianlarich.


26/02/2010West Highland Railway
Avalanches block the line between Upper Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy. (Re-opened on 8th of March.)


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