Gorton

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Gorton (1894-1923)
Gortan (1923-1960)
Gorton (1960-1960)

Opened on the West Highland Railway.


Description

This former island platform station is now Gorton Crossing, a passing place on the line with ground frames to operate the points.

There was a combined signal box and building here, the same style as those at Glen Douglas and Corrour.

A grounded carriage on the island platform was used as a school for children in the area.

portions of the platform remain and the loop has been re-instated in recent years, now controlled by two ground frames.


Tags

Station




Books

Dates

07/08/1894[West Highland Railway]
Public opening from Fort William to Craigendoran. Stations opened at Craigendoran Upper, Helensburgh Upper, Row, Garelochhead, Arrochar and Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum [WHR], Bridge of Orchy, Gortan (private), Rannoch, Corrour (private), Inverlair, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William [1st].