St Fillans: Posing for a photograph in the sunshine at St Fillans on 10 June 1950. The recently arrived train is a Saturday local from Crieff. Ex-Caledonian 3P 4-4-0 M14476 is preparing to run round ready for the return journey.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 10/06/1950

St Fillans

Location type


Name and dates

St Fillans (1901-1951)

Opened on the Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway.


This was a two platform station. The main station building was on the westbound platform, there was a waiting shelter on the eastbound platform and a signal box ('B' listed). The buildings were of Caledonian Railway style. There was a goods loop to the north (which could be used for running round both when the station opened as a temporary terminus and later when trains terminated here) and a goods yard, approached from the west.

The station, box and line closed in 1951.

Much use of concrete was made in building this line, and this can be seen at the former station and nearby bridges.

The buildings remain standing, one of the most complete examples of a station in Scotland. It is a remarkable survivor.

The site is now a static caravan park. There has been some infilling between the platforms and a house built at the east end.

St Fillans Tunnel is to the west.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

01/10/1901Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway
Opened from Comrie to St Fillans, extending the existing line west from Comrie.
01/07/1904Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway
Line extended from St Fillans to Lochearnhead [2nd] for passengers.
18/07/1904Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway
Opened to goods and minerals from St Fillans to new Balquhidder [2nd] station on the Callander and Oban Railway.
  /08/1957Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway
Dismantled from three miles west of St Fillans to Comrie (excluded).
  /08/1959Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway
Dismantled from near St Fillans to Balquhidder [2nd] (excluded).


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

Branch Lines of Strathearn: Tourists, Tatties and Trains

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

The Railways of Upper Strathearn: Crieff - Balquhidder