Balfron

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Balfron (1856-1951)

Opened on the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station with station buildings and signal box typical of the line. There was a passing loop. To the south was a level crossing which was crossed by the loop. The main station building was on the Stirling bound platform, with a waiting shelter on the other. The signal box (added 1893) was on the Balloch bound platform next to the level crossing. There was a goods yard on the west side, approached from the north. It was equipped with water columns.

To the north the Loch Katrine waterpipes, a scheme built at the same time, 1855-59, crosses over the trackbed. Clearance for two tracks was required as the line had permission to double along its length.

The station closed to passengers in 1951 but remained opened for goods. The box closed in 1956. The line closed in 1959.

No station buildings survive and a house now occupies the goods yard site.

The station was in Balfron Station, obviously named for it, some distance from Balfron itself. The location is not far south of Ballat crossroads.


Tags

Station level crossing

External links

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