Callander and Oban Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Callander and Oban Junction (1870-1938)

Opened on the Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway.
Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

Description

This was the junction between the Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway and the Callander and Oban Railway which extended it to Oban. Callander [1st] was left on a short branch being replaced by Callander (Dreadnought) further west. The signal box was to the north of the junction.


Doubling

In 1902 the line west to Callander (Dreadnought) was doubled. The signal box was replaced.


Two single lines

The signal box here closed in 1932/8 after which the northern of the two line was the approach to Callander (Dreadnought) from the east and the southern track became access, via a reversal, to Callander [1st] (now a goods yard) and Callander Shed.


Closure

Closure came with the closure of the Callander and Oban Railway between Crianlarich Lower (excluded) and Dunblane (excluded).


Today

The location is now within a housing estate and the location of the junction is difficult to discern.

Tags

Junction

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

Birth and Death of a Highland Railway: Ballachulish Line

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Callander and Oban Railway v. 4

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Callander and Oban Railway v. 4

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

Oban 1898: Argyllshire Sheet 98.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Argyllshire)

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The Birth and Death of a Highland Railway: Ballachulish Line

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)