Location type


Name and dates

Whistlefield (1896-1964)

Where: Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Opened on the West Highland Railway.


This was a single platform station with a station building different to others on the line, more like something on the Callander and Oban Railway. The station did not open with the line and was built to serve Portincaple and the surrounding district.

Traces of the steps up to the station from the road below can be found, but nothing remains of the station itself. Railwayman^s cottages remain in use as houses.

The station was to the south of the road bridge and platform on the west side.



External links

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

Nearby stations
Faslane Port
Faslane Platform
Glen Douglas Halt
Helensburgh Upper
Helensburgh Central
Helensburgh Ticket Platform
Craigendoran Pier
Arrochar and Tarbet
Craigendoran Upper
Fort Matilda
Garelochhead Viaduct
Finnart Oil Terminal
Finnart Viaduct
Loch Long
Garelochhead Pier
Bull Hole
St Michael^s Chapel
HMNB Clyde
Glen Mallan Jetty
Coulport MOD
Carrick Castle
High Balernock Level Crossing
Loch Goil
Laigh Balernock Level Crossing
Coulport House
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


01/05/1896West Highland Railway
Whistlefield opened.
14/06/1964West Highland Railway
Craigendoran (West Highland, high level), Rhu, Shandon, Whistlefield and Glen Douglas closed as the local service from Craigendoran to Arrochar and Tarbet is withdrawn.


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