Aberfoyle

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Aberfoyle (1882-1951)

Opened on the Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway.


Description

This was a single platform terminus with a run round loop, station building with small canopy, small signal box (akin to something on the West Highland Railway), water tank, turntable, single road, single ended locomotive shed and loading bank lines, north of the line into the station and, like the station, approached from the east.

To reduce costs railcars were introduced. These operated a service from here to Blanefield where a conventional train could be caught for the onward journey to Glasgow Queen Street High Level.

Alongside the station, and to the south of the run round loop, was the terminus of the Aberfoyle Quarries Tramway.

The site is now a car park, although the turntable pit may still be found. Also east of the station are railwaymen's cottages on the north side of the line, in use as houses.


Tags

Terminus





Dates

01/10/1934[Forth and Clyde Junction Railway]
Closed as a through route. Closed to passengers from Balloch (Forth and Clyde Junction) to Gartness Junction and from Buchlyvie Junction to Stirling. The Gartness Junction to Buchlyvie Junction section was used by trains to Aberfoyle.
29/09/1951[Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway][Forth and Clyde Junction Railway][Blane Valley Railway][Campsie Branch] ([Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway])
Aberfoyle to Kirkintilloch closed to passengers.
05/10/1959[Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway][Forth and Clyde Junction Railway][Blane Valley Railway][Campsie Branch] ([Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway])
Aberfoyle to Buchlyvie Junction to Gartness Junction to Campsie Glen (Lennox Castle Siding) closed to freight. Track not lifted until early 1960s.