Killiecrankie

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Killiecrankie (1885-1965)

Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station with ornate timber buildings featuring canopies. The station is closed but the line remains open. The station was a loop on the single track Highland main line. The platforms extended out on either side of the fine lattice girder bridge which carried a minor road and crossed the middle of the station. The buildings were to the east. The main building was on the southbound platform. The station opened in 1885, twenty two years after the line itself opened.

The goods yard was at the east end, south of the line, approached from the east. There were two signal boxes, dating from 1896, and a long loop which extended west of the platform ends. The north box was on the south side of the line at the west end and the south box on the southbound platform opposite the goods yard. The north box was removed in 1920.

Killiecrankie House is to the north east and the Pass of Killiecrankie, Killiecrankie Tunnel and Killiecrankie Viaduct are to the south east. The River Garry is a little to the south.

The remaining signal box and the loop was removed in 1963. The station closed to passengers in 1965.

Nothing now remains of the station except nearby railwaymen's cottages and portions of the platforms at the north end where they were built in timber on a bridge over a stream. A house has been built on the site of the southbound platform station building.


Tags

Station

External links

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