Duror railway station

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Duror
Location
PlaceDuror
AreaHighland
Coordinates56°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 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]
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 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

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.
  • 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.