NN5528 : Glenoglehead Cottages

taken 8 years ago, 4 km ESE of Ardchyle, Stirling, Scotland

Glenoglehead Cottages
Glenoglehead Cottages
Former railway cottages (possibly the former station building) by the A85 road at the head of Glen Ogle. The platforms of the long closed (1916) Killin station (miles from Killin) can be seen to the left of the cottage.
Glen Ogle railway path :: NN5527

The Callander & Oban Railway line opened in stages from 1866 to 1880. The stretch through Glen Ogle was completed first and it was one of the more demanding to construct. It consists of a 1 in 60 gradient to the 941 feet (287m) summit at Glenoglehead. Referred to by the Director of the company as "the Khyber Pass of Scotland", it required a substantial viaduct running parallel to the glen and many sections to be cut through the bedrock.

Scheduled to be closed under the Beeching cuts on 1st November 1965, closure was forced a few weeks earlier due to a rockfall near the top of Glen Ogle on 27 September 1965.

The Glen Ogle section of the line is now part of National Cycle Network Route 7 LinkExternal link and is also part of the Rob Roy Way long distance route LinkExternal link .

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 5583 2831 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:25.4946N 4:20.3460W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 5586 2837
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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