Philpstoun

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Philpstoun (1886-1951)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station just to the north of the rail served Philpstoun Oil Works with which it was associated. The works had its own railway network spreading out to various oil shale mines.

The station was to the west of a cutting crossed by a road bridge to the east of the station. There were North British Railway style buildings on the platform.

To the west were loops on the south side of the line for the oil traffic. There were a few sidings for local goods. The signal box was on the north side of the line opposite the loops. It was reduced to a ground frame in 1934 around which time the oil works closed. A goods yard remained at the west end.

Retaining walls remain today, and the recesses where the station buildings stood. The goods yard site is now houses.

Philpstoun itself, just to the west, developed after the railway and oil works.


Tags

Station oil works

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map