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Callander & Oban Junction

(1870-1938)


Summary

This was where the Callander and Oban Railway made a junction with the Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway. Callander & Oban Junction signal box was replaced in 1902 when the line to Callander East was doubled but closed in 1938 when the line was singled again. The former Down line was retained to provide access to the goods yard (at the former DD&CR terminus station) from Callander East.


25 May 1870

Capt. Tyler (Board of Trade) reported on his inspection, having walked the new Callander and Oban Railway between Callander and Killin (i.e. Glenoglehead) stations on 18 and 19 May. He recommended the following alterations and additions at the junction between the present (i.e. DD&CR) Callander station, which in future would become the goods station, and the new line:


1 June 1870

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


19 September 1899

Signalling alterations.


5 June 1902

Up Distant signal repositioned.


23 June 1902

Down Home signals repositioned.


2 November 1902

Line doubled to Callander East. Signal box replaced (new box 134 yards west of old box).


25 November 1902

Col. Pringle (Board of Trade) reported on his inspection of the doubling of the single line to Callander station. This end was originally a goods junction with the single line, and the works and signal arrangements were practically new. In addition to the necessary alterations, a new crossover road had been provided, facing to running lines. A new signal box had been erected on the south side of the line to replace the former box, and the new frame had 27 levers of which 5 were spare and correctly interlocked. The single line tablet instruments had been replaced by double line block instruments.



Callander & Oban Junction (1902)
Callander & Oban Junction (1902) (Reconstruction)

15 May 1903

Down Starting signal repositioned due to provision of new ticket platform.


10 April 1938

Signal box closed. All connections between the single line and the goods yard removed.