Struan

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Struan (1863-1965)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station just west of the Garry Viaduct. The platforms remain here, out of use, and there are some Highland Railway style worker's cottages.

The main station building was on the northbound platform, with a smaller example on the southbound. The main building, the original was rather plain, was replaced in 1898 after a fire. Both original and replacement buildings were timber.

The station had a loop. North and south signal boxes opened in 1885. The north box was to the west and on the south side of the line and south box alongside the main station building.

The line was doubled between Blair Atholl and Dalnacardoch Signal Box in 1900. The boxes were replaced with a single box, on the west side of the main station building.

There was a goods yard at the west end of the station with sidings on either side of the line and a goods shed to the south. Sidings were approached from the east. There was a mail exchange apparatus 500 yards east of the station, allowing a northbound (only) travelling post office train to drop and pick up mail without stopping.

The goods yard closed in 1964. In 1965 the station closed to passengers. The signal box, sidings and crossovers were removed.

The line was reduced to a single track in 1966 with the northbound line being lifted. It was redoubled in 1978.

Just to the south is the Struan Inn. A coach service ran from the station to Kinloch Rannoch, about 12 miles away to the south west.

Local

The Struan Inn

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
12/03/2020


Dates

09/09/1863Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Line opened from Pitlochry to Aviemore, thus throughout from Inverness to Perth. Additional stations opened at Blair Athole, Struan, Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie and Boat of Insh.
03/05/1965Aberfeldy Branch (Inverness and Perth Junction Railway) Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Aberfeldy branch closed. Aberfeldy, Grandtully, Balnaguard Halt, Ballinluig, Dalguise closed (and Murthly, south of Dunkeld). To the north Killiecrankie, Struan, Dalnaspidal, Tomatin, Moy, Daviot, Culloden Moor closed.

Books


Highland Railway Album: No. 1

Highland Railway Album: No. 2

Highland Railway Carriages and Wagons

Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail

The Highland Railway

The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2