Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)

Introduction

Alterating deviations made to eliminate the cable-operated inclines of the original Dundee and Newtyle Railway.






Dates

  /  /1860Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Auchterhouse [2nd] deviation opened. This first part of the improvements, the Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway). Dronley and Auchterhouse [2nd] opened. Balbeuchly Top and Auchterhouse [1st] closed.
08/06/1861Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Dundee Ward Road, Law Tunnel and Law Incline closed with the opening of the deviation to Ninewells Junction.
10/06/1861Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Opening of the deviation to Ninewells Junction giving access to Dundee Union Street (later Dundee West).
  /  /1867Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Dundee and Newtyle Branch Junction Railway (the Forfarshire Works) and Alyth Junction Railway authorised.
03/08/1868Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
New line from Newtyle Junction to new platforms at Alyth Junction and line passing north of Alyth Junction to meet the Alyth Railway opened (the Forfarshire Works).
31/08/1868Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Newtyle [2nd] station opened (the Forfarshire Works) and new line running round the west of Newtyle to Pitnappie Junction to the south east.
  /  /1881Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Deviation from Ninewells Junction to by Fairmuir Junction opened. Liff, Victoria [Dundee], Lochee stations opened.
01/02/1896Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Camperdown station is renamed Lochee West.
15/01/1951Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Dundee West to Alyth passenger train withdrawn, leading to effective closure to passengers between Newtyle [2nd] and Alyth Junction (made official 02/07/1952).

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Ninewells to Baldovan

Ninewells Junction to Baldovan and Downfield. Opened in 1861.

This was a double track junction where the 1861 deviation built to replace the Law Incline, Law Tunnel and Dundee Ward Road joined the 1847 Dundee and Perth Railway.
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Dundee and Perth Railway
CR 123 approaching Dundee on SLS special train from Glasgow Buchanan St 1961. ...
David Murray-Smith //1961
A class 27 passes under Riverside Drive between Invergowrie and Dundee in April 1979 with a train from Glasgow Queen Street. ...
John McIntyre 11/04/1979
A class 101 Metro-Cammell 3 car DMU on a Dundee - Perth service in April 1979 is seen looking east from Riverside Drive as it approaches the site of ...
John McIntyre /04/1979
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Initially this was a single platform station built on the north side of the line with a siding to the west, served from the west.
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Scottish Rambler no 5 behind 64620 on a photostop at Liff on 9 April 1966 during a visit to Dundee^s Maryfield branch. Liff, which had lost its ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 09/04/1966
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This was a single platform station, on the north side of the line. It was on the western edge of Lochee, beside Victoria Cottage, near a series of quarries such as Charleston Quarry, just to the west.
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This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The main station building was on the northbound platform. The building is stone built and striking with an unusual rough hewn arrangement of the courses, seemingly random it is laid out on a grid. The architect was James Gowans. The main station building had a canopy. He also designed Creetown^s main building, also opened 1861.
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The former Lochee station building is now a Burns Club. ...
John Yellowlees 22/02/2017
^The Miley^ (the Miley Urban Wildlife Reserve Dundee) occupies a portion of the former railway running north east from the former station at Lochee. ...
John Yellowlees 22/02/2017
Lochee station^s former Newtyle bound platform building seen between the billboards. ...
John Yellowlees 22/02/2017
Old view of Lochee looking west. ...
Aitken Scott //
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This works, also known as the Camperdown Linen Works, this was served by a branch from Lochee station. A listed bridge on a skew crosses Burnside Street/Wellbank Lane.
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This goods yard was to the east of Lochee station. It was on the south side of the line and approached from the west.
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This was the junction between the deviation of the Dundee and Newtyle, built by the Scottish Central Railway and the branch to Fairmuir Goods, both opened in 1861. The deviation replaced the original route via the Law Incline and Law Tunnel from Dundee Ward Road with a new route round the west side of the Law via Lochee. A little to the north of the junction the deviation ...

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Auchterhouse Deviation

Balbeuchly Foot to Auchterhouse [2nd]. Opened 1860.





This loop opened on the Dundee and Newtyle route at the south of the Balbeuchley Incline, near Balbeuchley Foot. It was one of the passing places on the later version of the line There was a signal box, from 1892, on the south side of the loop.
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Dundee and Newtyle Railway


This station was on the deviation which allowed the Balbeuchly Incline to close.
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Remains of the Dronley platform looking west in 1996. ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
Road bridge south east of Dronley station, closer to Dundee. ...
Brian Forbes 27/05/2007
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This was a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track line. The main station building was at the west end of the westbound platform and there was a signal box (1892) midway along the eastbound.
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View of the old line from Eastfield Steading (roof in foreground - a building on the line of the original alignment) looking SSW to the line south of ...
Brian Forbes 27/05/2007
SLS Angus Tour, 20th May 1961

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Jim Currie (Courtesy Stephenson Locomotive Society) 20/05/1961
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Hatton to Newtyle

Hatton [D and NR] to Newtyle Junction. Authorised as the Alyth Junction and Dundee and Newtyle Branch Junction Railway in 1867 and opened 1868.

This was not a true junction, but exists in the Act for the new line which replaced the Hatton Incline approach to Newtyle [1st] from the south.
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Dundee and Newtyle Railway


This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The loop extended north west to Newtyle Junction. Trains from Dundee West divided here at the station to continue to both Blairgowrie and Alyth.
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Overbridge on the Newtyle Deviation, west of the village and, by rail, closer to Dundee. ...
Brian Forbes 01/04/2007
C.R. 0.4.4T 55194 at Newtyle on Newtyle - Alyth train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/07/1950
C.R. 0.4.4T 55227 at Newtyle on Dundee - Blairgowrie train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/07/1950
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This junction was north of Newtyle. It was where the northern end of an 1868 deviation through Newtyle [2nd] to avoid the 1831 Hatton Incline met the existing later lines.
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Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway
Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway





Newtyle to Alyth Junction

Newtyle Junction to Alyth Junction. Authorised as the Alyth Junction and Dundee and Newtyle Branch Junction Railway in 1867 and opened 1868.

This junction was north of Newtyle. It was where the northern end of an 1868 deviation through Newtyle [2nd] to avoid the 1831 Hatton Incline met the existing later lines.
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Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway
Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway


This was the platform on the flyover from Newtyle Junction for the Alyth Railway at Alyth Junction, see the latter station for details.
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Quintinshill Disaster





Maryfield Goods Branch

Fairmuir Junction to Maryfield Goods. Opened 1890.

This was the junction between the deviation of the Dundee and Newtyle, built by the Scottish Central Railway and the branch to Fairmuir Goods, both opened in 1861. The deviation replaced the original route via the Law Incline and Law Tunnel from Dundee Ward Road with a new route round the west side of the Law via Lochee. A little to the north of the junction the deviation ...

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