Devon Valley Railway


This railway is closed. The line extended the Tillicoultry branch to Kinross, a single track line following a fairly tortured route by the River Devon. It completed, for the North British Railway, a route between Glasgow and Perth. It could never compete with the main line through Dunblane which has survived it.


  /  /1858Devon Valley Railway
Act receives Royal ascent
04/08/1860Devon Valley Railway
First sod cut.
01/05/1863Devon Valley Railway
Opened from Kinross to Rumbling Bridge (worked by North British Railway).
01/05/1869Devon Valley Railway
Dollar station opened
03/05/1869Devon Valley Railway
Opened from Tillicoultry to Dollar
01/05/1871Devon Valley Railway
Opened from Dollar to Rumbling Bridge, old station at Rumbling Bridge closed
  /  /1875Devon Valley RailwayNorth British Railway
Devon Valley Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
  /  /1956Dollar Colliery No 4 Dollar Colliery No 5
Constructed at Pitgober, connected to the Devon Valley Railway.
20/04/1964Devon Valley Railway
Kinross Junction (excluded) to Dollar (excluded) closed to freight.
13/06/1964Devon Valley Railway
Line closed to passengers
15/06/1964Devon Valley Railway
Kinross Junction to Alloa East Junction closed to passengers.
25/06/1973Devon Valley Railway
Dollar to Alloa (Co-op Coal Siding) closed to freight on closure of Dollar 4 and 5

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This station was originally a terminus and later a through station. It was located on the west side of a level crossing over Moss Road to the south of Tillicoultry. It was rebuilt at least three times.

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See also
Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Site of the station looking west. ...
Ewan Crawford 03/10/2006
Notice near the former Tillicoultry LC - March 2007. ...
Bill Roberton /03/2007
View east across the A908 Moss Road, Tillicoultry, on 6 March 2008 from a point between the platforms of the late Tillicoultry station (behind ...
John Furnevel 06/03/2008
Opening the crossing gates over the A908 at Tillicoultry in October 1971. The train is carrying coal from Dollar mine, destined for Kincardine power ...
John Furnevel 07/10/1971
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This was a single platform station, the platform being on the north side.

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Extract from the Scottish Region timetable winter 1960-61 showing the Devon Valley line. I think they would have made things clearer by including ...
David Panton 12/09/1960
Looking north east from the platform at the former Dollar station in the summer of 2008 along the Devon Valley route to Kinross. The station closed to ...
John Furnevel 06/03/2008
Dollar, looking to Alloa, in 1991. This shows the section of platform which was covered by a shelter see image 27868. The ballast was relatively ...
Ewan Crawford //1991
View west from Dollar station, straight ahead are the Ochil Hills. The line continued west towards Tillicoultry and Stirling. ...
Brian Forbes /10/2007
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This coal mine was located east of Dollar station. The branch to the mine ran from the loop at the east end of the station.

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NCB pannier tank shunting at Dollar Mine. ...
John Robin 27/09/1963
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Fine looking viaduct over the Pow Burn a mile or so west of Rumbling Bridge in March 2009. ...
Bill Roberton 02/03/2009
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This was a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track railway. Platforms were staggered. The eastbound platform was slightly further to the north. This platform had the main station building.

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Landscaping work in progress on the remains of the up platform at Rumbling Bridge on the Devon Valley line in 2007. The rest of the former station ...
John Furnevel 23/10/2007
The Alloa bound platform at Rumbling Bridge in 1991 looking to Perth. The Perth platform and goods yard are now a housing estate - these were to the ...
Ewan Crawford //1991
View over the site of Rumbling Bridge station, looking towards Dollar, in June 2009. The goods yard, main station building, northbound platform etc ...
Brian Forbes /06/2009
Lanscaped remains at Rumbling Bridge - closed 1964 ...
Brian Forbes 10/09/2006
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This was a single platform station on the north side of a single track line. To the west was a goods yard on the north side of the line, approached from the west. The station was to the west of a level crossing south east of Crook of Devon itself.

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Looking out from the former goods yard at Crook of Devon in October 2007 with construction work underway off to the left. View is west towards Alloa. ...
John Furnevel 23/10/2007
View over Church Road level crossing in March 2009, looking east towards the site of Crook of Devon station. ...
Bill Roberton 19/03/2009
Looking east at the point where the Devon Valley Railway crossed the B9097 road near Tullivole Castle, east of Crook of Devon station. Does anyone ...
Brian Forbes 13/07/2008
Housing development on the site of the former station and goods yard at Crook of Devon on 19 March 2009. View east along the trackbed towards Kinross. ...
Bill Roberton 19/03/2009
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This was a single platform station on a single track railway. There was a goods dock at the east end and sidings, with a goods shed, on the south side. The station building was a small neat cottage on the platform.

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The demise of the platform at Balado in December 2011, with an equestrian centre now under construction on the site. View east from the road, with the ...
Brian Forbes /12/2011
Track bed from Balado looking west towards Crook Of Devon. ...
Brian Forbes /09/2006
Easterly view of the wooden platform of an old station which can be seen when you come to T-in-the-park. 20 minutes walk. ...
Brian Forbes /04/2007
Goods loading bank alongside Balado station in October 2007. After WW2 Fleet Air Arm planes were broken up and then transported from here as scrap ...
Brian Forbes 28/10/2007
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