NM8529 : Oban's Railway Quay

taken 8 years ago, near to Oban, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Oban's Railway Quay
Oban's Railway Quay
This view is taken from McCaig Tower on a busy April Wednesday. We saw five of CalMac's ferry fleet on this visit to the town. Visible docked at the new CalMac terminal are (closest) the MV Isle of Arran and (furthest) the MV Lord of the Isles, known affectionately as LOTI. The Isle of Arran has come from Kennacraig on the summer Wednesday service via Port Asakaig on Islay and then Colonsay; she will depart shortly on the return journey. The Lord of the Isles has probably been on the service to Coll and Tiree.
The ferry services have always departed from the transport interchange at Railway Quay. Oban's railway station can be seen inland of the ferry terminal. Trains run to Glasgow's Queen Street station.
The fishing fleet operating out of Oban has diminished dramatically over the years; compare this photo taken in 1986 Link. That earlier photo will also show the development of the railway station and the other buildings on the quay.
The small boat coming in to the left has been taking holiday-makers on a short trip out into the bay.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  Railways  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8579 2988 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:24.7447N 5:28.4403W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8608 3020
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Oban  Calmac  Calmac Ferries 

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