Corrour

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Corrour (1934-)

Station code: CRR National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the West Highland Railway.
Open on the West Highland Line.

Description

This small station on the West Highland Railway is only accessible by train, or via a very long private road. In summer the station is a B+B and restaurant Corrour Station House Restaurant . This replaced the former stationmaster's cottage in 1998, which had in any case been altered.

The station has an island platform and retains its 'C' listed signal box. This is the only remaining example of its type on the West Highland - it is a combined signal box and station building. The platform is to the north west of the building. Other examples stood at Glen Douglas Halt and Gorton [WHR]. (A similar building survives at Drumvaich Crossing on the former Callander and Oban Railway.) The box opened in 1894 and closed in 1985.

The original timber passenger waiting room on the platform does not survive. There is a small wooden hut however. The loop is released by ground frames and is not generally used to allow trains to pass and there is a siding. The station famously features in the film 'Trainspotting'. The original timber footbridge was replaced by a metal one, now relocated to Rannoch to replace its bridge lost in the 1980s.

The signal box and station building have been restored and now provide accommodation. Corrour Signal Box Accommodation

Tags

Station scenic

External links

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




Nearby stations
Rannoch
Fersit Halt
Tulloch
Roy Bridge
Gorton [WHR]
Spean Bridge
Gairlochy
Invergloy Platform
Banavie Pier
Fort William
Banavie
Fort William [1st]
Bridge of Orchy
Corpach
Ballachulish (Glencoe)
Corrour Summit
Allt Coire Mheadhoin Viaduct
Tourist/other
Corrour Restaurant
Beinn na Lap
Loch Ossian
Craig-uaine-ach Lodge
Corrour Old Lodge
Loch Trieg
Carn Dearg
Corrour Shooting Lodge
Meall Garbh
Stob Coire Sgriodain South Peak
Chno Dearg
Stob Coire Sgriodain
Stob Coire Easain
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Cailleach


The private steam yacht 'Cailleach' formerly operated on Loch Ossian, to the north east of the station, connecting the station to the 1894 Corrour Shooting Lodge. The associated waiting room at the south end of the loch is now Loch Ossian Youth Hostel .


Dates

07/08/1894West Highland Railway
Public opening from Fort William to Craigendoran. Stations opened at Craigendoran Upper, Helensburgh Upper, Row, Garelochhead, Arrochar and Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum [WHR], Bridge of Orchy, Gortan (private), Rannoch, Corrour (private), Inverlair, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William [1st].
15/09/1934West Highland Railway
Corrour opened to the public having been a private halt.

Books

All Stations to Mallaig!: West Highland Line Since Nationalisation
Argyll and the Highlands Last Days of Steam

Argyll and the Highlands' Lost Railways

Ben Nevis and Fort William, The Mamores and The Grey Corries, Kinlochleven and Spean Bridge (OS Explorer Map)

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

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

Mountain Moor and Loch on the Route of the West Highland Railway

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Rannan Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean =: The West Highland Line

Road To The Isles Dvd: Part One The West Highland Line Between Crianlarich to Fort William, From the Drivers Cab Of A Class 37, With The Caledonian Sleeper
The Mallaig Railway: The West Highland Extension 1897-1901 (RCAHMS Broadsheet)
The New Railway: The Earliest Years of the West Highland Line

The Story of the West Highland

The Story of the West Highland: The 1940s LNER Guide to the Line

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

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

Victorian Travel on the West Highland Line: By Mountain, Moor and Loch in 1894

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)

West Highland Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Railway
West Highland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands v. 1): West Highland Railway v. 1
West Highland Railway: Plans, Poltics and People