Inverkeilor railway station

Inverkeilor railway station served the village of Inverkeilor, Angus, Scotland from 1883 to 1930 on the North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway.

Inverkeilor
General information
LocationInverkeilor, Angus
Scotland
Coordinates56°37′58″N 2°32′39″W / 56.6327°N 2.5441°W / 56.6327; -2.5441Coordinates: 56°37′58″N 2°32′39″W / 56.6327°N 2.5441°W / 56.6327; -2.5441
Grid referenceNO667491
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyNorth British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
North British Railway
Post-groupingLNER
Key dates
1 May 1883 (1883-05-01)Opened
22 September 1930 (1930-09-22)Closed

HistoryEdit

The station was opened as Inverkeillor on 1 May 1883 by the North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway. The line had opened for goods on 1 March but required a bridge to be rebuilt before it could be used for passenger trains. By 1896 the station had become Inverkeilor.[1]

To the northwest was the goods yard.[2]

The station closed to both passengers and goods traffic on 22 September 1930.[3] The signal box remains.[4]

Despite being closed the station was host to a LNER camping coach from 1936 to 1939. Campers were advised to take the bus from either Arbroath or Montrose.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, Michael (2019) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (PDF) (5th ed.). Railway & Canal Historical Society.
  2. ^ "Inverkeilor station on OS 25inch map Yorkshire XLVII.1 (Fylingdales)". National Library of Scotland. 1913. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Inverkeilor, Station Road, Station". Canmore. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  4. ^ "RAILSCOT -Inverkeilor". Railscot. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  5. ^ McRae, Andrew (1997). British Railway Camping Coach Holidays: The 1930s & British Railways (London Midland Region). Vol. Scenes from the Past: 30 (Part One). Foxline. pp. 7 & 11. ISBN 1-870119-48-7.

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Lunan Bay
Line open, station closed
  North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway   Cauldcots
Line open, station closed