Scottish Midland Junction Railway

Introduction

This railway is partly open from Perth to Stanley Junction. The company provided a service between Perth and Forfar [2nd].






Dates

  /  /1845Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent. Line to connect with the Scottish Central Railway in Perth and the Arbroath and Forfar Railway in Forfar.
  /  /1845Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Authorisation to purchase the Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway and Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway by the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.
  /  /1846Newtyle and Coupar Angus RailwayScottish Midland Junction Railway
Line sold to the Scottish Midland Junction Railway. It was then closed and upgraded to standard gauge and two tracks between Coupar Angus and Ardler Junction. (Alternative date: 1845).
  /  /1846Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis RailwayScottish Midland Junction Railway
Line sold to the Scottish Midland Junction Railway. It was then closed and upgraded to standard gauge and two tracks between Meigle Upper and Glammis [2nd]. (Alternative date: 1845).
  /  /1846Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Act authorises a branch to Blairgowrie. (Not built at this time.)
  /  /1846Scottish Midland Junction Railway
An Act for a branch to Birnam / Dunkeld is passed. The line is not proceeded with.
  /  /1846Scottish Central Railway
Perth General station and Perth Harbour branch approved. Junction with Scottish Midland Junction Railway approved.
  /  /1846Scottish Central Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Dundee and Perth Railway Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Agreement and authorisation that Perth General station be owned by Scottish Central Railway, Scottish Midland Junction Railway, Dundee and Perth Railway and Edinburgh and Northern Railway jointly.
  /  /1848Scottish Midland Junction Railway
An Act for a branch to Birnam / Dunkeld is re authorised. The line is not proceeded with.
02/08/1848Scottish Midland Junction Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Scottish Midland Junction Railway line opened from Perth to Forfar [2nd]. Forfar (Playfield) closed to passengers. The line incorporates the former Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway and Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway.
11/09/1848Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Opened for goods.
  /  /1850Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Keep a locomotive at Coupar Angus for the Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway). (No shed building at Coupar Angus is known of.)
  /  /1853Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
New Act authorises a branch to Blairgowrie.
  /  /1853Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Extension of works and widening of railway north of Perth General authorised.
10/07/1854Perth and Dunkeld Railway
Act receives Royal assent for a railway from Stanley (on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway) to Dunkeld.
  /08/1855Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Wooden shed, the original Blairgowrie Shed, at Blairgowrie opened.
01/08/1855Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Line opened for passengers from Coupar Angus to Blairgowrie.
21/08/1855Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Line opened to goods from Coupar Angus to Blairgowrie.
  /  /1856Aberdeen RailwayScottish Midland Junction RailwayScottish North Eastern Railway
The Aberdeen Railway merged with Scottish Midland Junction Railway to become Scottish North Eastern Railway.
07/04/1856Perth and Dunkeld Railway
Perth and Dunkeld Railway opened. Operated by the Scottish Midland Junction Railway. Stations opened at Murthly (possibly, may be late 1856) and Birnam and Dunkeld.
  /  /1859Scottish Central Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Dundee and Perth Railway Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Limits of Perth General station defined by the joint committee, repealing the agreement of 1846. The Scottish North Eastern Railway is authorised to use Perth General and to form a siding on the east side of the station.
  /  /1860Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
New two road Blairgowrie Shed built in stone.
  /  /1860Scottish Central Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Dundee and Perth Railway Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Rights of access to Perth General of the companies agreed .
  /  /1861Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish North Eastern Railway Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Scottish North Eastern Railway makes arrangement made with the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway, land for future Perth Shed [HR] near Perth General on the former SMJR.
22/07/1861Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Act obtained for a line between Dunkeld and Forres, and Ballinluig to Aberfeldy. Engineer: Joseph Mitchell. Running power from Stanley Junction to Perth General over the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.
  /  /1862Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Authorisation to expand Forfar [2nd] station and deviate line.
  /  /1878Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Approval to buy further land to expand Blairgowrie station.
01/12/1886Scottish Midland Junction Railway
New Perth Goods [CR] station opens to the north of Perth General.
  /  /1887Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
42ft turntable installed at Blairgowrie Shed.
  /  /1890Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Agreement over land at Dovecotland (for Dovecotland Goods) between the Caledonian Railway and Highland Railway.
  /  /1907Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Authorisation to buy land for station enlargement at Woodside and Burrelton.
  /01/1942Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Blairgowrie Shed closed, but not demolished. A sub-shed of Dundee West Shed.
17/07/1948Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Crash at Ardler Junction. The 4.20pm Dundee West to Blairgowrie service via Newtyle [2nd] passes the home signal at the junction and is struck by the southbound 3.30pm ex-Aberdeen postal express train.
27/04/1952Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Ardler Junction taken out and crossover removed. Line between Ardler Junction and Newtyle Junction officially closed 04/04/1953 and Ardler Junction box closed. Alyth Junction to Newtyle Junction re-opens.
10/01/1955Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Blairgowrie to Coupar Angus (excluded) closed to passengers.
  /  /1962Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A4 Pacifics introduced on the Aberdeen to Glasgow Buchanan Street 3 hour Grampian run.
06/12/1965Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Blairgowrie to Coupar Angus (excluded) closed to freight.
03/09/1966Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A4 Pacifics from Aberdeen to Glasgow Buchanan Street withdrawn.
04/09/1967Scottish Midland Junction Railway Aberdeen Railway
Perth (Stanley Junction) to Laurencekirk (Kinnaber Junction) closed to passengers.
04/09/1967Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway
Newtyle, Eassie and Glammiss Railway
Aberdeen Railway
Stanley Junction to Kinnaber Junction closed to passengers. Coupar Angus, Alyth Junction, Forfar and Bridge of Dun stations closed.
05/06/1982Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Line closed between Stanley Junction (excluded) and the former Forfar North Junction. On the last day two passenger trains "Forfar Farewell" are run. Some days later a freight may have run to recover wagons still on the line.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Perth to Coupar Angus

This is a superb major station with a tudor styled building by William Tite and large glazed trainshed situated on the western edge of the Perth town centre. To the south lines from Glasgow Queen Street High Level and Edinburgh Waverley meet at Hilton Junction and in the station lines north to Inverness and north east to Dundee and Aberdeen divide. Today it is an eight ...

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Scottish Central Railway
Dundee and Perth Railway
Perth station is a bit of a museum, and long may it continue. This specimen is from the BR corporate era. The ^buffet^ would then have been the ...
David Panton 18/12/2019
View from the Highland Chieftain as it is dispatched northward in June 2016. A group of enthusiast passengers on board are enjoying a leisure trip ...
Colin McDonald 04/06/2016
Class 170 170470 arriving into Platform 1 at Perth at 1538 on Thursday 23 August 2018 with the 1513hrs Dundee-Glasgow service.
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David Prescott 23/08/2018
A Railway Heritage Trust plaque was unveiled today by Bill Reeve of Transport Scotland at Perth Station on the northern block which has been ...
John Yellowlees 20/01/2020
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This junction is at the north end of Perth. Today this is where the lines from platform 7 and the holding sidings on the west side meet those from platform 4 and 3 on the east side, which have just passed under the station road entry ramp. The combined lines heading north pass under the Glasgow Road Bridge.
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Perth General Enlargement (Perth Station Committee (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Highland Railway))


Also known as Perth North Ticket Platform (and variations of this name). This was Perth General^s northern ticket platform where passengers tickets, for trains arriving from the north, were checked. It was a timber platform built on the east side of the line.
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A Glasgow to Inverness service heads off past the site of the north ticket platform at Perth on 19 December 2018. Although the platform was presumably ...
David Panton 19/12/2018
View north from Glasgow Road bridge, showing the site of the Perth ticket platform, in 1988. The former Highland Railway engine shed is on the left. ...
Bill Roberton /07/1988
Though the (presumably wooden) platform itself has long gone the more solid steps down to it survive, along with their metal arches which I imagine ...
David Panton 05/12/2017
Black 5 4-6-0 no 45009 recently arrived alongside the ticket platform just north of Perth station on Saturday 16 April 1955 with a train from ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/04/1955
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This shed was later known as Perth North. This was the Highland Railway shed in Perth, north of the Glasgow Road/York Place road bridge just north of the station and on the west side of the line. It was accessed from the north, single ended and consisted of two four road sheds. It was owned by the Highland, despite being seven miles south of the Highland main line at Stanley Junction.
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Engineers train stabled outside the ex-HR shed at Perth in April 1955. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/04/1955
The interior of the Highland Railway engine shed at Perth in 1975. The track would be removed for use in the Strathspey Railway^s shed at Aviemore. ...
Bill Roberton //1975
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This signal box was on the west side of the line south of the Long Causeway road bridge.
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Perth General Enlargement (Perth Station Committee (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Highland Railway))
47 heading north for Inverness at Perth (Dovecotland Junction). The Highland Railway shed was to the right. It still stood (with roof partly removed) ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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This goods yard was on the north side of the Perth High Street road bridge. It was located on the west side of the line, both goods lines and passenger lines, and Perth Goods [CR]. The yard was used by the Highland Railway.
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This was the Caledonian Railway^s main goods yard in Perth and was chiefly opened when Perth station was hugely remodelled in the mid 1880s. The yard was shared with the Highland Railway. It was later known as Perth North Goods. The yard no longer exists. It was described by Biddle and Nock thus:
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Black 5 no 44698 assists Jubilee 45673 Keppel with the Saturday 1.15pm ex-Aberdeen. Photographed on the northern approach to Perth station on ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/04/1955
View, from a passing train, of Perth Goods in late 1984. Just visible beyond the wagons is the body of 40173. The bogies had been removed to build ...
Bill Roberton //1984
An Inverness bound train passes the former Perth goods yard. This has been lifted and built on. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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These goods sidings were in the north of Perth, just to the north of [[Perth Goods CR ]], their parent station. The sidings were on the east side of the line and approached from Balhousie Junction, just to the north. The line for the yard approached down the east side of Balhousie signal box, the main line from which these branched down the west side of the same box.
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This signal box, just south of the Crieff Road bridge in Perth, was located on the east side of the line. It was just under a mile north of Perth station. The box was east of the main lines with goods lines passing round its east.
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Perth General Enlargement (Perth Station Committee (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Highland Railway))
Looking south towards Perth. The sidings of Perth goods yard are to the left and to the right are an oil depots sidings. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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A halt related to Muirton Park football ground, St Johnstone FC, which was to the east.
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Perth New Yard (British Railways)


This cold store was established in the Second World War. It was located on the east side of the railway in Muirton, Perth. Opposite on the west side of the line was the south end of Perth New Yard (developed later).
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Perth New Yard (British Railways)


This marshalling yard was laid out to the north of Perth gradually replacing four existing yards nearby, opening in 1962.
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Perth New Yard (British Railways)
B1 4-6-0 61306 Mayflower passes the former Perth New Yard, with a ^Steam Dreams^ charter from Inverness to Fort William, on 13th May 2019.
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Bill Roberton 13/05/2019
Jubilee class 5690 ^Leander^, in steam at Perth New Yard for the Open Day on 13 April 1985.
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Bill Roberton 13/04/1985
A4 60009 on display at Perth New Yard for the Open Day on 13 April 1985.
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Bill Roberton 13/04/1985
Track panels stored at Perth New Yard. ...
John Yellowlees 24/04/2019
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This junction was in the north of Perth where the Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway met the older Scottish Midland Junction Railway. Trains from the branch could run south to Perth. The main line was double track, the branch single. The brick built signal box was on the east side of the line. The junction was a little complicated as there was a looped siding on the west side ...

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Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Perth New Yard (British Railways)
Black 5 45167 brings a down local through Almond Valley Junction on 16 May 1953. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 27/06/2020
An up goods about to run through Almond Valley Junction on the northern approach to Perth on 6 April 1953 behind Black 5 4-6-0 no 45499.. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
Black 5 44979 brings the up ^Postal^ through Almond Valley Junction on 16 May 1953.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/05/1953
Pickersgill 4-4-0 no 54485 passing Almond Valley Junction northbound on 6 April 1953 with a Blair Atholl goods. [Ref query 13523] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
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North of Perth at Denmarkfield is a house sandwiched between the A9 and railway. The architecture suggests perhaps railway ownership, perhaps even a planned station which never opened.
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Accelerating out of Perth passing Denmarkfield. River Tay on left. ...
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Passing the (?) never opened station at Denmarkfield. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This was a two platform station. The main building, a single storey, was on the up platform.
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60163 Tornado passing Luncarty on the way to Inverness. ...
John Robin 19/05/2012
1S15, Highland Chieftain heads north at Luncarty, four miles past Perth bound for the Highland Capital, Inverness. ...
Brian Forbes 26/05/2007
Grab shot of viaduct at Luncarty from the southbound A9. ...
Brian Forbes 22/04/2007
Looking north over Luncarty station. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This was a two platform station originally. The main station building was on the northbound platform.
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Bankfoot Light Railway
Ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 54467 passing Strathord station on 6 April 1953 with a southbound train from Blair Atholl. (Strathord station had closed to ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
A down freight hauled by Black 5 4-6-0 no 44925 photographed at Strathord in April 1953. The line from Bankfoot comes in on the right.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
Surviving platform building at Strathord in 1992, looking north. ...
Bill Roberton //1992
Last remaining building at Strathord in 1991. To the right were the two through platforms. This was the southern terminus of the Bankfoot light ...
Ewan Crawford //1991
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This station was half a mile south of Stanley Junction, which replaced it in 1856.
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Six car 170 set forming the 1240 Inverness - Edinburgh has left the single line section at Stanley and is heading downhill towards Perth. ...
Brian Forbes 02/09/2008
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This was a three platform station and junction. It was not convenient for the village of Stanley, being on its northern edge. It was the junction between main lines to Aberdeen and Inverness.
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Perth and Dunkeld Railway
The Inverness - Oxenholme leg of the Great Britain IX railtour, hauled by 44871 with 47760 on the rear enters the double track at Stanley running ...
Bill Roberton 03/05/2016
Colas 60087 enters the double track at Stanley with the 6Z31 Inverness - Oxwellmains empty cement on 30 March. ...
Bill Roberton 30/03/2016
Jubilee 4-6-0 no 45728 ^Defiance^ runs south through Stanley Junction on 6 April 1953 at the head of the up ^Bon Accord^.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
47562 passes Stanley Junction box with a southbound train in 1990. ...
Ewan Crawford //1990
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This was a short lived station. The station had two platforms and a siding on the north side, approached from the east. It was a very rural location.
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View west at Ballathie in 1996. This was a short lived station (1848-1868) which was retained as a siding until 1964. The loading bank is in the ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
North East view to Cargill from overbridge near Ballathie Hotel, east of the former station. ...
Brian Forbes 08/05/2007
View towards Stanley Junction, from overbridge at Ballathie Hotel, east of the former station. The view looks to the former station. ...
Brian Forbes 08/05/2007
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This is a disused double track viaduct west of the former Cargill station and east of the former Ballathie station. It crosses the River Tay.
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Trespassers take note, there is a £25 penalty for stepping on the Cargill Viaduct, as seen in 1996. ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
The most notable engineering structure on the Caledonian Railway^s Strathmore route was Cargill viaduct, Perthshire, which carried the line over the ...
John Furnevel 13/11/2005
This is the bridge which carried the line from Stanley Junction to Coupar Angus. It spans the River Tay just west of Cargill. Pedestrian Access is ...
Ian Millar 25/04/2017
The Strathspey Railway Association^s ^Strathmore Express^ about to cross Cargill Viaduct on 25 May 1974 see image 5778 ...
Bill Roberton 25/05/1974
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This was a two platform station with a small goods yard to the west, on the north side of the line and accessed from the east.
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The former Cargill station house in October 2008. ...
Brian Forbes 03/10/2008
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This was a two platform station. The main station building, now a house, was on the down (northbound) platform. There was a goods yard to the north, accessed from the east end of the station. The signal box was off the east end of the westbound platform, opposite the goods yard.
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Station House at Burrelton, now in private ownership. This view faces south with the former platforms (now removed) to the rear. ...
Brian Forbes 02/11/2007
Looking west from the old station towards Perth. Is that ewe I see? ...
Brian Forbes 02/11/2007
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This was a three platform station. With an island platform on the west side - the outer face being for the Blairgowrie branch and down platform (with canopied building) and down platform (timber building) on the east side. Both sides of the station had goods loops. Access to the platforms was by a large footbridge over the goods loops on the west and east sides of the station.
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Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway
Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T no 55213 about to bring the branch train from Blairgowrie onto the main line just to the west of Coupar Angus station on 20 July ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1953
The 7.15am ex-Glasgow Buchanan Street arrives at Coupar Angus on 20 July 1953 behind Jubilee 45673 Keppel. Awaiting departure time alongside is ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1953
Perth based Black 5 4-6-0 no 45470 runs north east through Coupar Angus on the first day of August 1953 with a down special. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 01/08/1953
Fowler 4F 0-6-0 no 44314 about to enter Coupar Angus station from the west on 20 July 1953. The train is the local branch service from Blairgowrie. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1953
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Ardler Junction to Meigle Upper

This was the junction between the Strathmore mainline Perth - Forfar [2nd] - Kinnaber Junction and the curve from the Dundee and Newtyle Railway. This allowed through running from Dundee West to Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie.
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Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway
Scene at Ardler Junction looking west towards Coupar Angus on Saturday 15 August 1953. Ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T no 55227 is passing the signal box with a ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/08/1953
An Arbroath - Perth train passing Ardler Junction signal box on 15 August 1953 behind ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54450. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/08/1953
One of Balornock shed^s Black 5 4-6-0s no 44996 approaching Ardler Junction on Sunday 19 July 1953 with a return Glasgow Buchanan Street - Aberdeen ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/07/1953
The signal box at Ardler Junction, photographed looking north east along the Strathmore line towards Forfar in the summer of 1953. The route to Dundee ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/07/1953
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This was originally a three platform station at the end of the road from Newtyle close to Nethermill and the Belmont Arms with goods facilities to its west, north side of the line. The station opened with the Alyth Railway (1861). It had two through platforms and a bay platform on the north side at the east end of the station. A further platform opened on the new flyover from [[Newtyle ...

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Alyth Railway
A tall lattice post and former bridge. There are two former railways in this 1996 view. From left to right is the former Strathmore main line. Flying ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
Alyth Junction looking to the junction in 1996. The platform on the left is the 1868 alignment from Newtyle to Alyth Junction, the platform on the ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
View north east from the road bridge at Alyth Junction on 12 July 2007. ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
Trackbed and remains at Alyth Junction on 12 July 2007. View is North East through the road bridge carrying the B954 north towards Alyth. ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
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Glamis to Forfar

This was a two platform station on the Strathmore main line. The main station building was on the westbound / southbound platform.
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Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway
Fireplace in the former signalbox at Glamis. ...
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The abandoned signal box at Glamis looking towards Forfar in 1996. This box was pretty difficult to access - the steps had been removed. The box ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
View from the former eastbound platform at Glamis looking east. ...
Bruce Dunn //
The signalbox at Glamis station, looking east. ...
Bruce Dunn //
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A single siding on the westbound line between Glamis, to the west, and Kirriemuir Junction. It was reached by reversal.
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On the Strathmore line in February 2018. The railway (looking towards Glamis and Perth) ran towards and through the cutting. The yard at Drumgley was ...
Gary Straiton 17/02/2018
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This was a station, exchange platform and junction. A very low platform stood in the ^V^ of the junction with a building, probably a railway employee^s house. The platform had one face on the main line and another on the branch. A second short platform was on the southbound main line. The junction dates from 1855 with the opening of the Kirriemuir Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway) ...

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Black 5 4-6-0 no 45158 Glasgow Yeomanry passing Kirriemuir Junction with an up summer Saturday special on 15 August 1953. View is south east ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/08/1953
One of Thornton Junction^s ex-WD Austerity 2-8-0s no 90690 about to run north east through Kirriemuir Junction on 6 April 1953 at the head of a coal ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
Looking from the Kirriemuir Branch to the Perth-Forfar route ...
Colin Harkins 31/08/2006
Old bridge at Kirriemuir Junction ...
Bruce Dunn //
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This bridge, west of the former Forfar South Junction on the main line, formerlly carried the A926.
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This junction was to the west of Forfar [2nd station, not so much south as more north west, indeed it was further north than Forfar North Junction which was east of Forfar [1st]. However in railway terms it was south of the station as it was closer to Perth.
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Forfar and Brechin Railway
Caledonian 0-4-4T 55194 takes the Brechin line at Forfar South Junction with the daily goods on 20 July 1953.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1953
A down Aberdeen relief photographed passing Forfar South Junction on 6 April 1953. Locomotive in charge is St Rollox Black 5 4-6-0 no 45355. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
Here is a picture of the old Road bridge at Forfar, on the A926 near the junction with the A90 on the old Strathmore route. ...
Alan Cormack 02/11/2016
Bridge 200 on the old Scottish Midland Junction Railway from Kirriemuir to Forfar. This line now part of farmland ...
Colin Harkins 31/08/2006
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This was an important station on the Perth to Aberdeen main line through Strathmore. A number of lines converged on the station and it not only had two main through platforms but bays for the branch lines. The station replaced the Forfar Playfield terminus of the line from Arbroath, which was closer the town centre but not able to be included in a through route.
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Black 5 44925 leaving Forfar on the 5.30pm service from Aberdeen to Perth on 12th April 1965. ...
Robin McGregor 12/04/1965
Forfar with GNSR 49 ^Gordon Highlander^ and GWR 3440 ^City of Truro^ taking water at Forfar in 1959. ...
David Murray-Smith 05/09/1959
Totem from Forfar station (closed September 1967). ...
David Panton //
The down Granite City stands at Forfar in pouring rain on 20 July 1953. At the head of the train is Compound 4-4-0 no 40939. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1953
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This was the second (much larger) shed at Forfar. It was located east of the station, north side of the line, approached from the east.
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57635 McIntosh 3F-J 0-6-0 at Forfar Shed in the early ^60s. The view is to the west on the south side of shed with the office and workshop closest. ...
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McIntosh 0-4-4T 55263 and Pickersgill 4-4-0 54489 are amongst the locomotives in the sidings alongside Forfar Shed. Photograph taken in the early ...
Aitken Scott //
Pickersgill 4-4-0 54486 at Forfar Shed in the early ^60s. This is the south side of the shed. ...
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54489, with rolled up canvas roof, at the west end of Forfar shed in the early 1960s. The shed closed in 1964 and was used for storage for a time. ...
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A down summer Saturday express runs through Forfar North Junction on 15 August 1953. The train is hauled by one of Grangemouth shed^s Black 5 4-6-0s ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/08/1953
V2 2-6-2 no 60822 off Dundee Tay Bridge (62B) brings an up summer Saturday express through Forfar North Junction on 15 August 1953. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/08/1953
Reid ex-NBR C16 4-4-2T 67491 passing through Forfar North Junction with an Arbroath train on 6 April 1953. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
Ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 54450 with a down goods passing Forfar North Junction in April 1953.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
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