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Written by Ewan Tait - 05 Jan 2004
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Location notes
Dalreoch is located west of Glasgow on the north side of the Clyde at the junction of the Balloch and Helensburgh on the West Highland Line.
Railway type and traffic
Busy commuter service of 318s, 320s and 334s.
2 trains an hour to/from Helensburgh Central
2 trains an hour to/from Balloch
3 or 4 trains a day up the West Highland Line (156s)
Caledonian Sleeper (class 67)
A number of freight services to and from Fort William (usually class 66s)
During the summer the Royal Scotsman frequently traverses the WHL hauled by a WCRC Loco.
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Environment
Busy urban railway station - probably not recommended in the evenings though.
Road directions
From the A82 roundabout follow the signs to Dumbarton down the Bonhilll Road. At the next roundabout take the third exit (A814 Glasgow Road) and after you cross the river Dalreoch Station is on your right.

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Dalreoch map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a car park at the station.
Public transport
4 trains an hour from Glasgow Queen Street low level.

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Amenities
The station has no toilets.
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Dalreoch

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Streetmap links
Dalreoch general view map
Dalreoch close up map

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Photographic notes
The station lies roughly south-east - north-west, with the Balloch line swinging round to the north and the Helensburgh line swinging round to the west. You need to move around a bit to be able to photograph everything. For arrivals from Glasgow, the east end of platform 1 gives a good vantage over to the Leven Viaduct although you really need a zoom lens. For trains coming on or off the Helensburgh line, platform 1 is best, and for trains heading on to or coming off the Balloch branch you need to be on platform 2. Evenings should probably be avoided as the station is in a bit of a cutting, with high foliage on both sides of the line which cast long shadows when the sun is low in the sky.
Links to photographs at this location

Ewan's Photos - Dalreoch
Ian's Photos


General views - All photographs © Ewan Tait unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west

Glasgow bound train coming off the Balloch line from platform 2

Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east

Arrival from Glasgow from platform 2

Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west

Departure for Helensburgh from platform 1

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