Ballinluig

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Ballinluig (1863-1965)

Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.

Opened on the Aberfeldy Branch (Inverness and Perth Junction Railway).


Description

This was a three platform station with two platforms on either side of the loop and a second face of the northbound platform served the Aberfeldy branch, there being a loop alongside the platform.

The branch platform, opened in 1865, at this former station has been obliterated by subsequent road construction to improve the safety of the junction between the A9 and the A827.

The branch platform was built in timber, with a passing loop and turntable to the south. To the west on the branch were two viaducts, first Ballinluig Viaduct and then, further west, Logierait Viaduct.

After closure to passengers, with the closure of the Aberfeldy Branch, the loop on the mainline was retained until 1985. Signalmen commented that it was a long loop, useful for breaking the single track section from Dunkeld to Pitlochry.

11/04/2018

Tags

Station junction

External links

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





Dates

22/07/1861Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Act obtained for a line between Dunkeld and Forres, and Ballinluig to Aberfeldy. Engineer: Joseph Mitchell.