Port of Menteith

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Cardross [F&CJR] (1856-1858)
Port of Menteith (1858-1934)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway.

Description

Port of Menteith was briefly known as Cardross and was renamed to avoid confusion with the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway's station when it opened in 1858.

This was a two platform station of the typical style of the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway. The main station building survives as a residence. This was at the east end of the westbound platform. The goods yard was to the south, accessed from the west end of the loop. The signal box (1893) was on the north side of the line next to the level crossing at the east end of the station (the loop finished east of the crossing).

As this station was some way from the Lake of Menteith, Port of Menteith, and the Port of Menteith Pier (around four miles to the north) for Inchmahome Priory, to the north, there was a coach service from the station to the port.

The station closed to passengers in 1934, the box being reduced to a gate box.

West to Mye Siding closed in 1952 (lifted 1954).

The railway closed in 1959.

Local

Inchmahome Priory

Tags

Station




Dates

01/10/1934Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Closed to passengers from Balloch (Forth and Clyde Junction [Balloch]) to Gartness Junction and from Buchlyvie Junction to Stirling. The Gartness Junction to Buchlyvie Junction section was used by trains to Aberfoyle and Balfron and Buchlyvie stations remained open. Jamestown, Caldarvan, Drymen, Gartness, Port of Menteith, Kippen and Gargunnock closed to passengers.
01/12/1952Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Mye Siding to Port of Menteith (excluded) closed completely.
05/10/1959Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Port of Menteith to Stirling (excluded) closed completely, except for sidings in Stirling.

Books


The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)