The end came in 1951 for the balquhidder comrie section of the line and comrie lost its rail service completely in 1964 when the remaining section to crieff and gleneagles was also closed in writing the book the author has not only used original material held in various archives but has also quoted extensively from contemporary newspapers reports. In the 21st century when a journey by motor car along the a85 from comrie to crieff occupies a mere 10 minutes it is difficult to imagine the tremendous enthusiasm with which the people of comrie welcomed the arrival in 1893 of the branch line from crieff comrie along with the other villages in upper strathearn bet. The railways of upper strathearn crieff balquhidder paperback 2004 by anonymous author be the first to review this item see all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions price new from used from paperback please retry 2160 . When the house of commons passed the crieff comrie railway act in 1890 there was cause for much excitement in 1905 the line was completed westwards to balquhidder where it joined the callander oban railway and its promoters had great hopes of oban being developed as a major transatlantic port but it was not to be. But it was t to bethe line never really prospered in spite of attempts in the 1930s to develop it as a tourist route the end came in 1951 for the balquhidder comrie section of the line and comrie lost its rail service completely in 1964 when the remaining section to crieff and gleneagles was also closed
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