I remember Sir Archibald Sinclair, the
owner of the Lochdhu estate using the station.
The station would also take letters for
delivery to the GPO in one of the towns
In those days the station sported a passing
loop, a water tank and a signal box in which I spent many happy
hours with our neighbour the signalman.
We had a stationmaster, a porter and as I
recall more than a few permanent way maintenance staff. One of their
tasks was to patrol the railway with a sledge hammer to replace any
of the missing wooden keys that were inserted between the shoe (?)
and the rail. This 'patrol' had to be done over all of the line
It being a single-track railway, we had a
block token system with an automatic tablet changer for the faster
trains which fascinated me and which worked very well.