Luib

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Luib (1873-1965)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station. The main station building was on the eastbound platform, the building being of the typical style of the extension of the Callander and Oban Railway from Glenoglehead to Tyndrum [1st].

There was a goods yard to the west, on the north side of the line, reached from the west. The station had a small signal box (1890), more of a covered frame, at the west end.

East of the station began the climb to Killin Junction to the west the route was level to Crianlarich. It was not unknown for westbound goods trains to indulge in some racing.

The station closed in 1965 following the Glen Ogle Rockfall.

Station cottages remain, the infilled platforms can be traced and there is a base of a water tank. The site is now the Glen Dochart Holiday Park . To the east of the former station is the Luib Hotel.

Another similarly named location, Luib Relief Siding (or Loan Crossing), was located on the Dingwall and Skye Railway west of Achnasheen.

Local

Luib Hotel

Tags

Station

External links

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


Books


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

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

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

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

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

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

Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)