Ballachulish (Glencoe)

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Ballachulish (1903-1905)
Ballachulish and Glencoe (1905-1908)
Ballachulish (Glencoe) (1908-1966)

Opened on the Ballachulish Branch (Callander and Oban Railway).


Description

This was a two platform terminus opened at East Laroch next to the Ballachulish Slate Quarries and their tramways. Unusually a house which predated the station ended up on the platform and now, with the station gone, still stands. The Ballachulish Medical Practise is based in the former station building.

The goods yard was to the north of the passenger station and a locomotive shed was just to the north of the yard. From the yard a siding continued to the quarries.

The name 'Ballachulish' applies to the area, generally west of the station, on both the north and south banks of Loch Etive. Ballachulish House is to the west, south of Ballachulish Ferry station. It was the station which led to West and East Laroch becoming known as the village of Ballachulish. Glen Coe is to the east.

01/12/2018

Tags

Terminus Station

External links

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




Nearby stations
Ballachulish (Glencoe)
Ballachulish Ferry
Kentallen
Duror
Fort William [1st]
Fort William
Creagan
Corpach
Banavie
Banavie Pier
Appin
Barcaldine Halt
Loch Eil Outward Bound
Locheilside
Spean Bridge

Other railway and industry locations
Ballachulish Shed
Ballachulish Slate Quarries
West Laroch Siding
Ardsheal Quarry
Ardsheal Quarry Siding
Tourist/other
Laroch Harbour
Ballachulish St John^s Church
Glencoe Museum
Sgorr Bhan
Sgorr Dearg
Ballachulish Pier
Beinn a^Bheithir - Sgorr Dhonuill
Aonach Eagach - Sgorr nam Fainnaidh
Stob Coire Leith
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.