Location type


Names and dates

Killearn [1st] (1867-1882)
Killearn (Old) (1882-1896)
Dumgoyne Hill (1896-1897)
Dumgoyne (1897-1951)

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

Opened on the Blane Valley Railway.
Opened on the Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway.


This was a two platform station. It opened to goods in 1866 and passengers in 1867. Initially a terminus, there was an engine shed at the south end on the west side of the line and a goods shed and yard on the east side, all approached from the south. Locomotives passed through the locomotive shed to reach the turntable. There was a signal box at the south end, east side of the line.

When the line was extended by the Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway it was from the east of the two platforms, the west platform line remaining as a terminal line. the extended line immediately crossed a road on the level, now the A81.

The station building, in brick, was on the east platform. In later days the platform was in concrete panels.

Killearn was better served by Killearn (New) on the new railway, this station was ultimately to be renamed Dumgoyne after the nearby hill.

Near the station was the Glengoyne Distillery.

Buildings at the station are now the Beech Tree Inn and the trackbed itself is now the West Highland Way. Little remains of the line other than the trackbed formation.

West Highland Way


The Glengoyne Distillery is east of the former station.


Terminus station footpath

External links

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

Chronology Dates

01/10/1882Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway
Line opened for passengers and freight from Dumgoyne to Gartness Junction and Buchlyvie Junction to Aberfoyle. Stations at Killearn, Gartmore and Aberfoyle.
29/09/1951Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway Forth and Clyde Junction Railway Blane Valley Railway Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Aberfoyle to Kirkintilloch [2nd] (excluded) closed to passengers. Passenger stations closed at Aberfoyle, Gartmore, Buchlyvie, Balfron, Killearn, Dumgoyne, Blanefield, Strathblane, Campsie Glen, Lennoxtown [2nd], Milton of Campsie closed.


Forgotten Railways: Scotland