Faslane Platform

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Faslane Platform (1940-1950)

Opened on the West Highland Railway.

Description

This was a single platform halt. It was built in connection with the nearby Faslane Military Port. The halt was also used to facilitate the transport prisoners of war to Inveruglas which was a halt for the Loch Sloy Hydroscheme (construction of Inveruglas Power Station and Loch Sloy Dam).

The location was high above the port.

Proposals exist to open a new station at Faslane. This site or the former station at Shandon could be used.

Tags

Halt
11/09/2019


Nearby stations
Rhu
Shandon
Faslane Port
Helensburgh Upper
Helensburgh Central
Garelochhead
Helensburgh Ticket Platform
Craigendoran Pier
Craigendoran Upper
Craigendoran
Whistlefield
Gourock
Fort Matilda
Greenock Princes Pier [2nd]
Greenock Princes Pier [1st]
Faslane Junction
Faslane Junction Yard
Rosneath Boatyard
Tourist/other
Gare Loch
Laigh Balernock Level Crossing
Glenarn Garden
Rhu Lighthouse
High Balernock Level Crossing
Rhu Marina
Ardencaple Level Crossing
HMNB Clyde
Ardencaple Castle
Castle Point Lighthouse
Woodend Level Crossing
St Michael's Chapel
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Dates

26/08/1945West Highland Railway
Faslane Platform opened, for moving prisoners of war to the halts at Inveruglas and Glen Falloch Platform in connection with the building of the Loch Sloy Hydro Electric scheme.

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