Corrour

Corrour, at a height of 1,338 feet above sea level, is the highest station on the British railway network and one of the most remote.  Located in the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor and not accessible by public road, the station offers access and adventure for walkers and climbers to a challenging part of…

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Rannoch

Rannoch Station on a busy weekend. A Glasgow bound ScotRail service train has just arrived from Fort William and a special steam charter train waits for clearance to resume its journey north. Rannoch Station shows the classic ‘Swiss Cottage’ architectural style of all the original North British West Highland Line…

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Bridge of Orchy

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Bridge of Orchy Station is a stereotypical West Highland Line ‘Swiss chalet’ style building located on a central platform with pedestrian access under the railway and up a flight of steps to the platform. In the picture below the building is finished attractively in the typical West Highland green and…

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Oban

Oban (An t-Oban), the terminus of the Oban line, is the major tourist resort in Argyll with every facility including hotels, guesthouses, bed-and-breakfasts, restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets yacht moorings and an important ferry terminal serving sailings to Mull, Tiree, Coll. Kerrera, Ardnamurchan and South Uist. There is a busy tourist office and…

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Connel Ferry

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The station (picture above) is named Connel Ferry, though the ferry was replaced by a large cantilever bridge across Loch Etive in 1903 when the branch line from Connel to Ballachulish was opened by the Caledonian Railway. The branch closed in 1966 but the bridge is still used by road traffic.…

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Taynuilt

Taynuilt (Taigh-an-Uillt) is a large village near Loch Etive, a sea loch extending into the mountains of Argyll. The village has hotel/ restaurants and some local shops. Summer cruises are available on the loch from a pier a few minutes walk from the station. Taynuilt is also an excellent centre for exploring…

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Falls of Cruachan

A week after the start of the summer season and the Glasgow – Oban services passes through the simple halt of ‘Cruachan Falls Station’. A time when the bare trees suddenly come to life in the fresh green of spring. Falls of Cruachan is a summer-only request stop on Loch Awe…

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Loch Awe

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  Loch Awe station is a wayside halt on the Oban line beside Loch Awe (Loch Obha). In the above picture an Oban to Glasgow train at Loch Awe station with Loch Awe and a snow covered Ben Lui in the distance. In the middle distance the ruins of Kilchurn…

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Dalmally

>Dalmally (Dhail Mailaidh) is a village on the Oban line, between Tyndrum and Taynuilt. Located in Strath Orchy, it is ideally placed for exploring an area which includes the impressive mountains of Ben Lui and Ben Cruachan. In addition it is very close to beautiful Glen Orchy and the road…

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Crianlarich

Crianlarich (A’Chrion Laraich) is a small village in the west Central Highlands with a strategic location. Located at the junction between Strath Fillan, Glen Falloch and Glen Dochart its geography has made it a passing point for people and trade between east and west and the south from the earliest…

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