Appin railway station

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Appin
Appin Station Remains.jpg
Remains of Appin station
Location
PlacePortnacroish
AreaArgyll and Bute
Coordinates56°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 companyCallander and Oban Railway
Ballachulish Branch
Pre-groupingCallander and Oban Railway operated by Caledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
Platforms2
History
24 August 1903Opened
25 May 1953Closed
24 August 1953Re-opened
28 March 1966Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Appin was a railway station in Scotland, close to the Sound of Shuna on the east shore of Loch Laiche - an arm of Loch Linnhe, Portnacroish, Appin in Argyll and Bute.

History[edit]

This station opened on 24 August 1903.[1] It was laid out with two platforms, one on either side of a crossing loop. There were sidings on both sides of the line.[citation needed]

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.

The station was temporarily closed from 25 May to 24 August 1953 when flooding washed away a bridge.[2] It was then closed by the British Railways Board in 1966, when the Ballachulish Branch of the Callander and Oban Railway was closed.[1][3]

The station had been the location of two LMS caravans from 1935 to 1939.[4] A camping coach was also positioned here by the Scottish Region from 1952 to 1965.[5]

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, signalling on the Ballachulish Branch used the electric token system. Appin signal box was located on the Down platform, on the west side of the railway. It had 24 levers.[citation needed]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 17
  2. ^ "Railway Reopens". Dundee Courier. 19 August 1953. p. 4. Retrieved 26 June 2020. – via britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (subscription required)
  3. ^ Hurst (1992), page 43 (ref 1943)
  4. ^ McRae (1997), page 22
  5. ^ McRae (1998), page 13

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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Hurst, Geoffrey (1992). Register of Closed Railways: 1948-1991. Worksop, Nottinghamshire: Milepost Publications. ISBN 0-9477-9618-5.
  • McRae, Andrew (1997). British Railway Camping Coach Holidays: The 1930s & British Railways (London Midland Region). Scenes from the Past: 30 (Part One). Foxline. ISBN 1-870119-48-7.
  • McRae, Andrew (1998). British Railways Camping Coach Holidays: A Tour of Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. Scenes from the Past: 30 (Part Two). Foxline. ISBN 1-870119-53-3.

Further reading[edit]

  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.