Kentallen railway station

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Kentallen
Kentallen railway station in 2005.jpg
Hotel and restaurant on the site of Kentallen station, in 2005
Location
AreaHighland
Coordinates56°40′29″N 5°14′38″W / 56.6747°N 5.2439°W / 56.6747; -5.2439Coordinates: 56°40′29″N 5°14′38″W / 56.6747°N 5.2439°W / 56.6747; -5.2439
Grid referenceNN013583
Operations
Original companyCallander and Oban Railway
Ballachulish Branch
Pre-groupingCallander and Oban Railway operated by Caledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
Platforms2
History
24 August 1903Opened[1]
25 May 1953Closed[1]
24 August 1953Re-opened[1]
28 March 1966Closed[1]
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Kentallen was a railway station at the head of Kentallen Bay, which is on the southern shore of Loch Linnhe in Highland.

History[edit]

This station opened on 20 August 1903. It was laid out with two platforms, one on either side of a crossing loop. There were sidings on the east side of the line.

The station had a short closure during 1953[1] and finally closed in 1966, when the Ballachulish Branch of the Callander and Oban Railway was closed.

Following closure the station buildings were converted into a hotel and restaurant.

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

Caledonian Railway
  Ballachulish Ferry
Line and station closed

Signalling[edit]

Throughout its existence, the Ballachulish Branch was worked by the electric token system. Kentallen signal box was located on the Up platform, on the east side of the railway. It had 24 levers.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Butt (1995), page 130

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.