1880 report of Oban line opening

Liverpool Mercury Thursday 1 July 1880

Opening of Oban line
small part of longer article
The celebration of the opening of the new section of railway communication was properly made the occasion for a great gathering of representatives of the London and North-western, the Caledonian, and the Callander and Oban railway Companies. A special train from Callander was met at Dalmally by a number of London and North-western Railway directors, who had journeyed the previous evening by their new and splendid cross-channel steamer Lily to Oban, the company including the Duke of Sutherland, the Earl of Breadalbane, Mr E Lawrence, JP; Mr G Fletcher, Mr H Crosfield, (Liverpool).
Dalmally station was gay with flagsl and when the two “specials” from the opposite ends of the picturesque and admirably constructed line met, about 20 saloon and ordinary first-class carriages compost the initial train over the new line.
The picturesque journey full bore out all that had been anticipated, and the varied rugged and charming scenery of the route elicited the heartiest admiration.