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Connel Ferry

(1968-Present)



Summary

For a period slightly in excess of one year since the closure of the signal boxes, Connel Ferry had been without any points or signals. There was just a single platform on the Up side. A Shell oil storage depot had been established on the site of the former goods yard and early in 1968, sidings and a run-round loop were opened. The two associated ground frames were released by the section tablet (key token from 1974). In 1988, RETB was commissioned and Connel Ferry became a token exchange point. The oil traffic ceased in 1993.


28 January 1968

Oil sidings opened.



Connel Ferry (1968)
Connel Ferry (1968)

23 March 1986

2-lever ground frames replaced by 3-lever ground frames.



Connel Ferry (1986)
Connel Ferry (1986)

24 April 1988

RETB commissioned between Taynuilt and Oban. Connel Ferry becomes a token exchange point.



Connel Ferry (1988)
Connel Ferry (1988)

21 November 2003

TPWS commissioned.



Connel Ferry (2003)
Connel Ferry (2003)

Week commencing 27 March 2006

Additional emergency token exchange point telephone provided.