Tyndrum Goods Junction

Location type


Name and dates

Tyndrum Goods Junction (1877-1949)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.


[This location name is somewhat artificial.] In 1877 the railway was extended west to Dalmally via a replacement Tyndrum station (now called Tyndrum Lower) and the original Tyndrum [1st] station became a goods yard and its signal box [1st box] closed. A new box was provided for the goods and passenger station [2nd box].

A new box was opened, further west at the second station, in 1891 [3rd box] and a ground frame installed at the entry to the goods yard. In addition to the passenger loop at the new station there was also a continuation of this to the east to form a goods loop from which the goods yard was reached via a headshunt.

The goods loop was later removed, the headshunt for the goods yard running parallel to the main track for some way east of the station. With this arrangement a goods train could no longer enter the goods yard directly from the east.

The goods yard was closed, along with many on the line, in 1966.




External links

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