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Glenoglehead (Killin)

(1870-1965)


Summary

Originally named "Killin", this was the terminus of the first section of the line to be opened, in 1870. It was built with a single platform. In 1873, the line was extended to Tyndrum, at which time the engine shed and turntable were relocated to there from Killin. It was renamed "Glenoglehead" in 1886 when a railway was opened to Killin itself. The signal box closed when the railway closed in 1965.


1 June 1870

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


21 July 1873

Maj. Gen. Hutchinson (Board of Trade) reported on his inspection of the Callander & Oban Railway from Killin to Tyndrum. Working was to be by train staff, of which notice was required. All facing points should be set and locked in the reverse position from the existing setting. A re-inspection would be necessary when the works were complete.


1 August 1873

Line opened between Killin (i.e. Glenoglehead) and Tyndrum.


17 October 1873

Maj. Gen. Hutchinson (Board of Trade) re-inspected, finding that most of the requirements of 21 July 1873 had been complied with, but the points levers were not of a satisfactory character and the engineer had promised to substitute a different kind.


8 January 1874

Maj. Gen. Hutchinson (Board of Trade) reported on re-inspection that points levers of a superior description to those before in use had been supplied, though even the present ones were somewhat deficient in weight and would require careful maintenance to ensure their working properly.


1 April 1886

Killin renamed "Glenoglehead" when Killin Railway opened.


1 April 1889

Glenoglehead station closed.


8 April 1890

Signal box replaced and signals interlocked.


17 January 1908

Alterations. Details unknown.



Glenoglehead (1950)
Glenoglehead (1950)

26 August 1951

Up sidings removed.


30 June 1957

Alterations. Details unknown.


27 September 1965

Signal box closed. Line closed.