Helensburgh Upper

Helensburgh Upper

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Helensburgh Upper (1894-)

Opened on the West Highland Railway.

Opened on the Military Port Number 1 Railway.

Open on the West Highland Line.


Description

This station is open. It was an island platform station with a typical West Highland Railway chalet style station building and, originally, a typical West Highland signal box.

Most island stations on the West Highland were approached by a subway, this one has a long covered ramp walkway which runs down to the platform.

There was a goods yard, Helensburgh Upper Goods, to the east of the station, on the north side of the line. It was accessed, by reversal, from the west.

The loop was greatly extended to the west during the Second World War. This was done by doubling the line to the west and the island platform was not extended. A new signal box was required in 1941.

The up platform track was lifted in 1968 and box closed . The former trackbed has been raised to platform level. The station building has been demolished as has the replacement signal box, although its outline can be seen under the platform stone chippings.

Local

The Helensburgh Hill House is north of the station.


Tags

Station

External links

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





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