Ach-na-Cloich railway station

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Ach-na-Cloich
Ach-na-Cloich station site geograph-3226230-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location of the former station (1994)
Location
Place Achnacloich
Area Argyll and Bute
Coordinates 56°27′12″N 5°18′37″W / 56.4534°N 5.3102°W / 56.4534; -5.3102Coordinates: 56°27′12″N 5°18′37″W / 56.4534°N 5.3102°W / 56.4534; -5.3102
Operations
Original company Callander and Oban Railway
Pre-grouping Callander and Oban Railway operated by Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 1
History
1881 Station opened[1]
1 January 1917 Station closed[1]
1 June 1919 Station reopened[1]
1 November 1965 Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ach-na-Cloich is a closed railway station located on the south shore of Loch Etive, in Argyll and Bute. Its site is located on the Oban route of the scenic West Highland Line, that was part of the Callander and Oban Railway.

The local village is called Achnacloich, although the Callander and Oban Railway named the station "Ach-na-Cloich".[2]

History[edit]

Opened by the Callander and Oban Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Passing to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was then closed by the British Railways Board.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Taynuilt
Line and Station open
  Callander and Oban Railway
Operated by Caledonian Railway
  Connel Ferry
Line and Station open

The site today[edit]

Trains on the Oban section of the West Highland Line pass the site of the closed station. The single platform remains in situ but the wooden station building, which survived long after closure, has now gone.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 13
  2. ^ Fryer (1989): page 54 clearly shows the station name sign "ACH-NA-CLOICH"

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