Duror

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Duror (1903-1966)

Opened on the Ballachulish Branch (Callander and Oban Railway).

Description

This former two platform station survives as a house, the platforms being the garden. The station building is almost unaltered from the railway period, with some additions. The platforms survive. It is the most intact station surviving on the former line. A number of railway cottages also remain nearby making this an unusually well preserved location.

Both lines had curved to form the loop, neither the southbound nor the northbound being the faster line. There was a goods yard on the east south/east side approached from the north/east. There was a siding opposite, approached from the northbound platform. The box was at the east end of the southbound platform.

The loop was taken out in 1927 and box closed, the line by the former southbound platform, and next to the main building, being retained.

Goods sidings remains accessible using a ground frame. The line closed in 1966.

The station is south west from Duror itself.

Tags

Station well preserved

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
11/07/2019



Nearby stations
Kentallen
Appin
Ballachulish Ferry
Creagan
Ballachulish (Glencoe)
Barcaldine Halt
Benderloch
Ach-na-Cloich
North Connel
Connel Ferry
Taynuilt
Fort William [1st]
Fort William
Locheilside
Loch Eil Outward Bound
Auchindarroch Siding
Lag-na-Ha Quarry Siding
Lag-na-Ha Quarry
Lag-na-Ha Quarry
Ardsheal Quarry Siding
Ardsheal Quarry
Creagan Viaduct
Tourist/other
Kentallen Pier
Beinn a'Bheithir - Sgorr Dhonuill
Sgorr Dearg
Ballachulish Pier
Castle Shuna
Castle Stalker
Sgorr Bhan
Ballachulish St John's Church
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Dates

24/08/1903Ballachulish Branch (Callander and Oban Railway)
Line opened to passengers and goods. Stations opened at Benderloch, Creagan, Appin, Duror, Kentallen, Ballachulish Ferry, Ballachulish. For the opening Connel Ferry and Oban stations were rebuilt. Two large bridges were required Connel Ferry Bridge and Creagan Viaduct.
  /  /1927Ballachulish Branch (Callander and Oban Railway)
Duror loop taken out. Creagan signal box closed, loop accessed via ground frames.

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

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

The Birth and Death of a Highland Railway: Ballachulish Line

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