Duror railway station

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Duror
Location
Place Duror
Area Highland
Coordinates 56°38′08″N 5°18′04″W / 56.6355°N 5.3011°W / 56.6355; -5.3011Coordinates: 56°38′08″N 5°18′04″W / 56.6355°N 5.3011°W / 56.6355; -5.3011
Operations
Original company Callander and Oban Railway
Ballachulish Branch
Pre-grouping Callander and Oban Railway operated by Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2 (latterly 1)
History
24 August 1903 Opened[1]
28 March 1966 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Duror was a railway station on Cuil Bay on the east shore of Loch Linnhe at Keil, south of Duror, in Highland region.

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 was a siding to the north of the station, on the east side of the line.

One platform was taken out of use on 8 April 1927 along with the crossing loop.

The 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. Duror signal box, which had 18 levers, was located on the Up platform, on the east side of the railway. The signal box and crossing loop were taken out of use on 8 April 1927.


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Appin
Line and station closed
  Callander and Oban Railway
Ballachulish Branch

Caledonian Railway
  Kentallen
Line and station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), p.86

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