New podcast on Dalmally Station by Glen Moyer of Under the Tartan Sky , have a listen and forgive the nervousness and date memory!
On 21st August 2015 , Liz arrived on the crossover train from Oban to a platform full of family and friends and two giant felted foxgloves, which they later married beneath.
The interaction from the passengers and staff was wonderful and the atmosphere in the rare Dalmally sunshine was fully charged
Truly a marriage of love to the station that is slowly unfolding after so many years of renovating
Another interesting article, not all the details are correct as the Victorian Tea Room was running for the pre Christmas exhibition but perhaps we will do this again at the station following its huge success.
click on picture to scroll through
Now that we have found most of the Station Masters, we are seeking more of the people the other people who worked around the station.
Can you help?
1877 – 1881
Station Master :
Station master William Thornton
Station master George Dawson
Station master Thomas D Burns
Station master Peter Gow
Station master John Walker
Station master Ian McBean
1949-1950 station house vacant
Station master George G Castel
1952 Station house empty
Station master Frank Fraser
Signalman : Jock McCall, Walter Campbell and Bert Barnet
Clerkess : Firstly Jessie Carter then Margaret McDougal from railway cottage- (father Maurice worked on the railway too)
Station master Mr McDonald (his son was called Hector, and he had a wee dog called Nippy
Station master Donald Cooke
who was station master
Bert Barnett was he signal man/porter?
What years was he in Dalmally Station?
Station master Frances Eadie
Tue 1 Jul 2014 19:30
Oban to Corrour .. not sure if it will show Dalmally. but is about the building of the West Highland line.
The Station is a place of many stories, of people who have lived here, people who have worked here, and people who have travelled through.
It is still busy with passengers, with double the trains coming this year, and the Station House is once again becoming a much loved family home.
We have a lot to learn about its history, its construction, the line and layout, buildings, operation, and all the changes that have occurred over the years.
Most of all there are so many stories to gather from the people who lived here and who used the station.
We are very keen to hear from you if you can help us :
- are you a Dalmally Station family?
- did a member of your family work at the station, or use it regularly?
- do you have any images of the station – or of people at the Station?
- do you know of magazine articles, plans, records that will help us create as detailed a history as we can.
Please drop in and see us if you can, we love meeting people with links to the Station, we love hearing the stories.
It is going to be so much fun to share what we are learning.
These pages will be used to share information as we gather it, with appropriate attribution for any donations.
For visitors to the station, we are collecting a paper archive of the material to share as well.
Follow this page back in time.
An exciting journey ahead, please take a while to browse the basic information we have gathered here, and we do so look forward to your contributions ………..
Can you provide the covering on the skeleton of the stories of Dalmally Station ?
- Dalmally Station by Under the Tartan Sky
- Third prize for most enhanced railway station in National Community Rail Awards 2015
- A unique event at Dalmally Station Graham and Liz marry on the platform
- Salvo 176 : another article on Dalmally Railway Station
- Great article in the Scots Magazine for the Station.
- Winter timetable Dec 2014 – May 2015
- Seeking employees at the station
- Dalmally Station Pottery
- Great British Railways : on TV July 2014
- William Thornton, Station Master
- Caledonian Railway Society Archives
- National Archives of Scotland
- Summer railway timetable 2014
- Station Stories
- British Railway Journeys S2 EP22-Dumbarton to Tyndrum
- 100 years ago at Dalmally Railway Station
- The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society
- Dalmally Station links
- Books and References : Dalmally Station
- The Dalmally Station Archive
- 2013 Adopting the Station
- 2013 Railway tour guide
- 2011 The Lochs and Glens Napier leaves Dalmally Station
- 2007 Deltic climbing through Dalmally station on youtube
- 1994 Dalmally Station
- 1992 Oban Times snippet
- Dalmally Station Masters
- 1983 Caledonian Railway Association
- 1983 – Class 37 loco number 085 pulling into Dalmally station
- 1977- Larry Hamilton signalman 1979 – 1983 Francis Eadie signalman
- 1978 Bert Barnatt, Signalman
- 1969 the last Station Master leaves
- 1969 postcard
- 1967 Tearooms and Engine shed demolished
- 1967 – 1968 the McDines family living in railway flat
- 1965 The Queen opens Cruachan Dam
- 1964 Images from CRA forum
- 1963 Donald Cooke arrives as Station Master
- 1962 Train at Dalmally Station
- 1960 West Highland Line from Youtube
- 1960s The arrival of Diesel Engines
- 1959 A Pictorial Railway Tour
- 1959 – 1965 Balfour Beatty offices at the station
- 1959 – 1963 Station Master : John MacDonald
- 1959 Frank Fraser passes away
- The Railway Sisters – The Fraser Girls of the ’50’s
- 1952 – 1959 Frank Fraser was Station Master
- 1952 the Station Masters post was empty
- 1951 Steam Train at Glenorchy
- 1950 George Castel, Station Master
- 1949-1950 Station Masters post is Vacant
- 1946 – An unusual newspaper clipping : Dalmally a left-handers magnet?
- 1942 Dalmally Auction sale
- 1942 – 1949 Mr Ian MacBean Stationmaster
- 1942 John Walker leaves Dalmally Station
- 1938 John Smith MP born in Dalmally
- 1937 Excursions to Oban timetable and prices
- 1937 death of Peter Gow
- 1935 – the Oban line Storks
- 1935 Dalmally Engine Shed
- 1931 John Walker, station master
- 1931 Peter Gow, Station Master, leaves Dalmally
- 1930 Changes to Station Building
- 1927 A traveller collapses
- 1924 George Donald, guard, retires
- 1923 Line absorbed into LMS
- 1920 Valuation Roll : Peter Gow
- 1915 Valuation Roll : Thomas D. Burns
- 1914 Death of George Dawson
- 1913 Livestock Movements
- 1911 Census for Dalmally Station
- 1910 prizes for poultry for George Dawson at Killin show
- 1909 Dalmally Jewellery Shop
- 1905 Alexander Robertson killed at Dalmally station
- 1902 Dalmally train fireman killed on the line.
British Railway Journeys S2 EP22-Dumbarton to Tyndrum: