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Arrochar and Tarbet:
Northbound at Arrochar and Tarbet.

West Highland Railway 
Ewan Crawford [//] Ref: 7347

Arrochar and Tarbet:
Class 37 hauled sleeper entering Arrochar and Tarbet station from the south.

West Highland Railway 
Ewan Crawford [//] Ref: 905

Arrochar and Tarbet:
Last Aluminium train passes south through Arrochar and Tarbet.

West Highland Railway 
Ewan Crawford [//] Ref: 1743

Arrochar and Tarbet (1894-)
Type: Station
Canmore ID: 23824

This is an island platform station, typical of the West Highland line. The station building was removed in the late 1990s/early 2000s after several years of being vacant. This was of the Swiss chalet style typical of the line. Access is via a subway and this also gives access to the hillside to the west. The signal box remains and a new waiting shelter in the style of a signal box has been provided. On introduction of the Sprinters the platform was lengthened at the southern end.

There is a goods yard, sometimes used for timber loading and formerly for staging the oil from Oban. This is on the east side of the line and is accessed, by reversal, from the north.

There is a stationmaster's house, typical of the line and a railwayman's cottage on either side of the entryway. Both are now private houses.
07/08/1894Public opening from Fort William to Craigendoran. Stations opened at Craigendoran Upper, Helensburgh Upper, Row, Garelochhead, Arrochar and Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum [WHR], Bridge of Orchy, Gortan (private), Rannoch, Corrour (private), Inverlair, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William [1st].

Nearby stations
Glen Douglas Halt
Glen Falloch Platform
HMNB Clyde
Faslane Platform
Helensburgh Upper
Crianlarich Lower
Helensburgh Central

Other locations
Loch Lomond
Beinn Narnain
Inveruglas Power Station
Glen Douglas MOD
Ben Lomond
Ben Vane
Beinn Ime
Loch Sloy Dam
Ben Vorlich
Ben Vorlich North Peak
Stronachlachar Pier
Finnart Oil Terminal
Loch Goil
Loch Katrine
Arrochar and Tarbet:
An NBL Type 2 waits at Arrochar and Tarbet with a train for Oban in July 1967, ...

West Highland Railway 
Colin Miller [/07/1967] Ref: 41161

Arrochar and Tarbet:
The 18.35 Glasgow Queen Street - Oban, with an NBL Type 2 in charge, approaching ...

West Highland Railway 
Colin Miller [/07/1967] Ref: 41177

Arrochar and Tarbet:
In June 1998 the morning Oban service waits to to pass the southbound train at ...

West Highland Railway 
David Panton [/06/1968] Ref: 50471