Killin Railway

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     Killin Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 1883 – 31 December 1922
Successor London Midland and Scottish Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Loch Tay
Killin
Callander and Oban Railway
Killin Junction
Callander and Oban Railway

The Killin Railway opened to traffic on 13 March 1886, linking the Callander and Oban Railway to Killin.[1][2]

History[edit]

Passenger services between Killin and Loch Tay were withdrawn at the outbreak of the Second World War on 11 September 1939, and were not reinstated after the war. As the engine shed was located at Loch Tay, the line remained in use.

Closure[edit]

In common with the eastern section of the Callander and Oban Railway, the line was scheduled for closure on 1 November 1965, although closure came early following the landslip on Glen Ogle on 27 September 1965, with buses providing the service during the remaining six weeks.[3][4]

Current uses[edit]

Killin station was demolished shortly after closure, the site now occupied by a car park and council premises. Loch Tay station is now a private house.

The trackbed now forms part of the Rob Roy Way, a cycle path/walk that connects Drymen with Pitlochry. The path incorporates much of the trackbed of the old Callander and Oban Railway.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry (1990)
  2. ^ RAILSCOT
  3. ^ Hodgins and Sanders (1993) page 40
  4. ^ Thomas (1981) pages 127 to 131

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