Craig-na-Cailleach Platform

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Craig-na-Cailleach Platform (1870-1965)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.


This platform was for the use of railway staff and their families. It was a single platform built in timber alongside Rock Cottage. The platform was on the west side of the line.

In 1892 a pair of stone signals, like those installed in 1882 in the Pass of Brander alongside Loch Awe, were brought into use. The theory was that a falling rock would break the lineside wires (boulder screen), west side of the line, and the signals would show danger. A bell would sound in the surfaceman's cottage, Rock Cottage. These signals were north of the platform and protected the line from rocks falling from Creag na Comh-sheilg. The southern signal was just north of the platform and the northern one at Roinn Ghainmheach.

Nothing remains of the platform, save a hint of earthworks and the approach path.

At least one signal stump remains.

To the south was St Brides Crossing and to the north Strathyre station.



Platform stone signals

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67