Location type


Name and dates

Strathyre (1870-1965)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.


This was a two platform station with a loop. It was originally a single platform station with a loop, possibly the second platform was added not long after opening. The station was noted for the ornate stork fountain of Cruachan granite, the choice of the stationmaster as a reward for many years of service. After station closure this was moved to the garden of a house in the village.

There was a goods yard at the south end of the station, on the east side of the line accessed from the south.

A signal frame opened with the station, replaced with a proper box in 1890. The box was on the southbound platform.

The original station building burned down in 1893 and was never replaced with a substantial structure, a new building finally being erected in 1897. Both platforms had small timber buildings.

The station closed in 1965 with the Glen Ogle Rockfall.

The platforms, particularly the northbound one, survived for many years. Little now remains of the station, except the relocated kissing gate at the former entrance. Much of the site is now housing.

The fountain was removed from the southbound platform on closure and is now in a nearby garden.

9 miles 32 chains from Callander and Oban Junction, Callander.


Station footpath

External links

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


Gaelic name: Srath Eadhair

Chronology Dates

01/06/1870Callander and Oban Railway
Callander and Oban Junction through Callander Dreadnought to Killin [1st] (Glenoglehead) opened, operated by the Caledonian Railway. Stations opened Callander Dreadnought, Strathyre, Lochearnhead [1st], Killin [1st].
27/07/1893Callander and Oban Railway
St Brides Crossing opened between Callander Dreadnought and Strathyre.
01/11/1965Callander and Oban Railway
Crianlarich Lower to Callander Dreadnought officially closed to passengers (the Glen Ogle Rockfall closed the line on 28/09/65 and beyond Callander there was a replacement bus service until the end, trains continuing on the portion east of Callander). Following withdrawal of the bus service no public passenger service at all (bus or train) was available between Crianlarich and Killin [2nd]. Official closure of Callander Dreadnought, Strathyre, Kingshouse Platform, Lochearnhead, Killin Junction, Luib, Crianlarich Lower and Killin [2nd]. Crianlarich Lower to Luib remains open to goods.


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