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Catch up with the latest news at Dalmally Station

A unique event at Dalmally Station Graham and Liz marry on the platform

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

 

 

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Truly a marriage of love to the station that is slowly unfolding after so many years of renovating

Seeking employees at the station

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 :
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess

1881-1890’s
Station master William Thornton
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess

1890’s-1914
Station master George Dawson
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :
1914-1915
Station master Thomas D Burns
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :
1920-1931
Station master Peter Gow
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :

1931-1943
Station master John Walker
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :
Fraser stationmaster - Jock McColl signals - Margaret clerkess
1943-1949
Station master Ian McBean
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :

1949-1950 station house vacant
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :

1950-1952
Station master George G Castel
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :

1952 Station house empty
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :

1952-1959
Station master Frank Fraser
Porter –
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)

1959-1963
Station master Mr McDonald (his son was called Hector, and he had a wee dog called Nippy
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :

1963-1969
Station master Donald Cooke
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :

1969-1979
who was station master
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :

Bert Barnett was he signal man/porter?
What years was he in Dalmally Station?

1979-1983
Station master Frances Eadie
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :

1983-1988
Porter :
Signalman :
Clerkess :

Station Stories

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 ?

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