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Third prize for most enhanced railway station in National Community Rail Awards 2015

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.

100 years ago at Dalmally Railway Station

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

The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

The RCTS is Britain’s leading organisation for people interested in all aspects of railways past, present and future and is highly regarded by both professional railway people and enthusiasts, a position it has held since its formation over 75 years ago.

Richard Thorburn
0131 623 3137 Mobile: 07774 066009
2 Tryst Park, Hunter’s Tryst, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, EH10 7HD

Forthcoming Scotland branch events
Forthcoming Events

Saturday 18th January : Edinburgh – Afternoon meeting
Photographic Review of 2012/2013  Keith Sanders

Saturday 8th February : Edinburgh – Afternoon meeting
Looking Back Hugh Gould, Society President

Saturday 11th April : Edinburgh – evening meeting
South of the Border on a Shoestring William Hamilton – lots of images of steam and early diesel trains

Friday  9th May : Edinburgh – evening meeting
A Dip into the Collection of David Boyes  David Tyreman

Edinburgh meetings are held at Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2HE, commencing at 19.30

Edinburgh – Afternoon meeting meetings are held at Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2HE, commencing at 14.30

Books and References : Dalmally Station

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

The Dalmally Station Archive

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.

2013 Adopting the Station

1st of June 2013 Liz and Graeme joined a growing group of station “foster parents” when they formally adopted Dalmally Station through the Scotrail “Adopt a Station” scheme.

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.