Gorton [WHR]

Gorton [WHR]

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Gortan (1894-1926)
Gorton [WHR] (1926-1964)

Opened on the West Highland Railway.

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


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.

The halt closed to passengers in 1964, the box closing and loop being taken out in 1968.

In 1987/88 the loop was re-instated, controlled by ground frames, for the use of permanent way maintenance trains. It is now called Gorton Crossing.

Portions of the platform remain and the loop has been re-instated in recent years, now controlled by two ground frames. Red bricks of the demolished building can be seen on the west side.


Tags

Station

External links

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




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