Crianlarich Lower

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Crianlarich [CandO] (1873-1953)
Crianlarich Lower (1953-1965)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Station code: National Rail ScotRail
Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station. The station building on the down platform was a typical later Callander and Oban Railway timber building but with a canopy along the length of the building.

The station opened in 1873 when the line was extended from Glenoglehead to Tyndrum [1st]. For the opening interconnecting coaches were organised such as one which ran down Glen Falloch to Ardlui Pier and Arrochar Pier to pick up steamer traffic.

There was a goods yard, approached from the east. The signal box, 1890, was at the east end of the westbound platform.

The loop was lifted around 1921, the up platform line being removed, largely due to the opening of a loop further west at Crianlarich Junction [CandO] in 1897. The box closed, replaced with a ground frame to the east.

After closure east from Crianlarich, in 1965 due to the Glen Ogle Rockfall, the station and goods yard became a timber depot. The loop was re-installed operated by a ground frame.

The yard has closed and line cut back to a short stub at Lower Crianlarich Junction in 1993. The site is now partly built upon.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
07/08/2019




Dates

28/09/1965Callander and Oban Railway
Due to the extent of the Glen Ogle Rockfall, Crianlarich Lower (excluded) to Callander closed to all traffic.
01/11/1965Callander and Oban Railway
Crianlarich Lower to Callander closed to passengers (the landslide closed the line on 28/09/65 and there was a replacement bus service until end). Following withdrawal of the bus service no public passenger service (bus or train) was available between Crianlarich and Killin.

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)