Lower Crianlarich Junction

Location type

Junction


Names and dates

Crianlarich Junction [CandO] (1897-1967)
Crianlarich Lower Junction (1967-1989)
Lower Crianlarich Junction (1989-)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

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 junction remains open - just. A short somewhat grassy siding runs east.

The original alignment here was the east-west Callander and Oban Railway and the junction was added when the West Highland Railway opened.

It was the junction for the West Highland Railway's spur up to Crianlarich station. The junction was, perhaps, somewhat over-engineered, both single track lines being doubled at the joint of connection and the line continuing double west for some distance. It was controlled by two signal boxes, Crianlarich East at the junction and Crianlarich West where the loop ended. There were two sidings on the C&O accessed by reversal from the down line to the east of the junction, one siding accessed directly from the down line on the WHR alongside the junction and two sidings accessed from the down line at the west end of the loop. All this provision was probably due to the seasonal heavy cattle traffic.

Opening of the loop here allowed the up loop to be removed at Crianlarich Lower in 1921.

Regular services from Glasgow via Loch Lomondside to Oban did not commence until 1949.

After closure of the line east from Crianlarich Lower, a timber depot was retained at Crianlarich Lower until 1993 when the line was cut back to close to the junction.

01/04/2018

Tags

Junction





Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)
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)

Birth and Death of a Highland Railway: Ballachulish Line

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Callander and Oban Railway v. 4

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Callander and Oban Railway v. 4

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 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

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

Oban 1898: Argyllshire Sheet 98.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Argyllshire)

On West Highland Lines

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: 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

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The Birth and Death of a Highland Railway: Ballachulish Line

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History
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)

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)

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