Creagan railway station

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Creagan
Creagan Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceLoch Creran
AreaArgyll and Bute
Coordinates56°33′07″N 5°18′19″W / 56.5520°N 5.3053°W / 56.5520; -5.3053Coordinates: 56°33′07″N 5°18′19″W / 56.5520°N 5.3053°W / 56.5520; -5.3053
Operations
Original companyCallander and Oban Railway
Ballachulish Branch
Pre-groupingCallander and Oban Railway operated by Caledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
Platforms2 (latterly 1)
History
24 August 1903Opened[1]
25 May 1953Closed
24 August 1953Re-opened
28 March 1966Closed[1]
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Creagan was a railway station located on the north shore of Loch Creran 14 mile (400 m) north of the Creagan Inn in Argyll and Bute.

History[edit]

Creagan was the only station on the Ballachulish branch that had an island platform. There was a siding to the east of the platform, on the north side of the railway.

One platform was taken out of use on 1 April 1927.

This station closed in 1966,[1] when the Ballachulish Branch of the Callander and Oban Railway was closed.

Signalling[edit]

Throughout its existence, the Ballachulish Branch was worked by the electric token system. Creagan signal box, which had 21 levers, was situated on the island platform.

The signal box and crossing loop were taken out of use on 1 April 1927.

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

Caledonian Railway
  Appin
Line and station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), p.71

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.
  • Fryer, Charles (1989). The Callander and Oban Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-8536-1377-X. OCLC 21870958.