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Balquhidder (Lochearnhead)



When the railway opened in 1870, a station named "Lochearnhead" was established at a location two miles away from Lochearnhead village. It originally had just a single platform. A crossing loop and a second platform were provided a few years after opening. The station was renamed "Balquhidder" in 1904, when the Lochearnhead, St. Fillans and Comrie Railway reached Lochearnhead village.

1 June 1870

Line opened between Callander and Killin (i.e. Glenoglehead). Signal box opened.

12 September 1888

Down Distant signal repositioned.

24 April 1890

Signal box replaced and signals interlocked.

1 July 1904

Lochearnhead renamed "Balquhidder" upon the opening of the new Lochearnhead station (at that time just a terminus) on the Lochearnhead, St. Fillans and Comrie Railway.

11 July 1904

Signalling alterations.

13 September 1904

Lt. Col. Von Donop (Board of Trade) reported on his inspection of a new temporary facing connection added at the Up end of the Up Loop, leading to a siding on the Up side of the line. The points and the signals were worked from the existing Station Ground Frame, which contained 14 levers, all in use. He required a detecting arrangement for the points when they were lying for the Main Line, similar to that provided for them when they were lying for the Siding.

5 November 1904

Opening of new junction.

18 December 1904

Signal box closed. Passenger lines diverted via relocated station.