Tyndrum Lower

Tyndrum (Taigh an Droma)

Tyndrum is a small village which has developed as a popular tourist stop because of its strategic position where the road to Oban branches off the A82 Glasgow to Inverness trunk road. It is also unusual, for such a small community, to be provided with two rail Stations: Tyndrum Lower as depicted here, on the Oban line and Upper Tyndrum which is located on the Fort William and Mallaig line. For this reason there is  plenty of accommodationrestaurants, shops and a campsite. Tyndrum Lower station is an unstaffed halt and is located on the south west corner of the village, whereas Upper Tyndrum is a station built in the traditional West Highland Line ‘Swiss Chalet’ style. It too is unstaffed and only infrequently used for arrivals because of its location high above the village with access via a steep and narrow road.

The West Highland Way long distance footpath passes through Tyndrum.

Gold is mined at Cononish, two miles from the village.

Glasgow to Oban Class 156 DMU crosses the River Cononish in December 2009.  The mountain behind is ‘Beinn Chuirn’.

Glasgow – Oban service 1 mile south of Tyndrum Lower Station, September 2017.

A Scottish Railway Preservation Society special charter to Oban passes, headed by two Class 37 diesel locomotives, September 2017.


Glasgow-bound train 1 mile south of Tyndrum. A snowy Ben Dorain in the background

Special charter headed by Black 5, 44871, charges up the incline north of Tyndrum to the line summit.