Appin railway station

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Appin
Appin Station Remains.jpg
Remains of Appin station
Location
Place Portnacroish
Area Argyll and Bute
Coordinates 56°34′17″N 5°22′48″W / 56.5713°N 5.3800°W / 56.5713; -5.3800Coordinates: 56°34′17″N 5°22′48″W / 56.5713°N 5.3800°W / 56.5713; -5.3800
Operations
Original company Callander and Oban Railway
Ballachulish Branch
Pre-grouping Callander and Oban Railway operated by Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
History
24 August 1903 Opened[1]
28 March 1966 Closed[1]
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Appin was a railway station in Scotland, close to the Sound of Shuna on the east shore of Loch Linnhe near Portnacroish in Argyll and Bute.

History[edit]

This station opened on 24 August 1903. It was laid out with two platforms, one on either side of a crossing loop. There were sidings on both sides of the line.

Opened by the Callander and Oban Railway, it joined the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Passing on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

It was then closed by the British Railways Board in 1966, when the Ballachulish Branch of the Callander and Oban Railway was closed.

The station had been the location of a camping coach.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Creagan
Line and station closed
  Callander and Oban Railway
Ballachulish Branch

Caledonian Railway
  Duror
Line and station closed

Signalling[edit]

Throughout its existence, the Ballachulish Branch was worked by the electric token system. Appin signal box was located on the Down platform, on the west side of the railway. It had 24 levers.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), p.17

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Fryer, Charles (1989). The Callander and Oban Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-8536-1377-X. OCLC 21870958.