Graham and Liz are delighted to have been awarded third prize in the Most Enhanced Station Building category at the National Community Rail Awards 2015 for the Restoration of Dalmally Railway Station.
It was a great event, with so many inspiring railway projects. Proud to be part of such a strong Scottish contingent.
Our grateful thanks go to John Yellowlees for his unfailing support.
Today is a very special day in a new calendar of Dalmally Station.
Dalmally Station Stories begins today with a very special Station Master from 1905 – 1914 when 100 years today George Dawson died.
We would like to commemorate his time as Station Master of Dalmally Railway Station.
George Dawson died at 59 of arteriosclerosis leaving his wife Jemma Craig and son George.
We would love to have some more information about George and his family for our Station Masters family tree. Please contact us if you think you can help with this or any of the stories we are developing about the station
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We are slowly adding books and references to our small archive here at the station.
This will be available for visitors to view here.
We are keen to add to this if you have anything you can donate for others to share.
Are there magazine articles you know about the Callander and Oban Line?
We only have a very few magazines from the Friends of West Highland Line and the CRA ..
we would be eternally grateful for any donations you can provide.
Here are some of the books about the line .. what are we missing ?
Argyll and the Highlands’ Lost Railways : Gordon Stansfield
Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway : A.J. Mullay
The Oban Line : Tom Weir
The Story of the West Highland – the 1940’s LNER guide to the line reprinted
Callander and Oban Railway – Ewan Crawford
The Callander and Oban Railway – John Thomas
The Callander and Oban Railway – C.E.J Fryer
Iron Roads to the Isles – Michael Pearson
The Scottish Railway Story
Caledonian Routes – Vol Four – Callander and Oban Lists and Ballachulish branch
At Dalmally Station we are just beginning to build up a physical archive of books, images, records.
You are very welcome to visit.
We have a small number of books, census records, valuation rolls, and if you have anything to donate, copies of your own records or originals, we will be so grateful and enable us to share more with others.
We are extremely grateful to the Registrar General of Scotland for permission to share the records with you, here and at the station.
The “Adopt A Station” scheme is aimed at finding community or start-up uses for vacant accommodation at stations across Scotland. The idea is for stations at the heart of their communities and station buildings to be occupied by activities that enhance rail journeys. Stations would also be bright and have tidy gardens and plants.
There are strict but sensible rules governing the use and activities on the working station; and adoptees are particularly encouraged to create vibrant gardens.
Graeme is busy working through the careful renovations of the station and Liz has brought her Felt and fibre business to Dalmally from Ayrshire – check out the HeartfeltbyLiz website for details. Sunny days often mean the Station Platform has craft workshops and activities going on, to amuse the passing travellers on the trains passing through.
The Lochs and Glens Napier leaves Dalmally Station – September 2011
Uploaded to Youtube on 16 Sep 2011
Class 55 Deltic No. 55022 ‘Royal Scots Grey’ departs Dalmally with the Spitfire Railtours 1Z47 04:20 ‘The Lochs and Glens Napier’ Crewe-Oban excursion on Wednesday 14th September 2011