Alyth Junction [Branch platform]

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Meigle [1st] [Branch platform] (1868-1876)
Alyth Junction [Branch platform] (1876-1951)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Quintinshill Disaster.
Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway).

Description

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

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Nearby stations
Alyth Junction [Bay platform]
Alyth Junction
Meigle Upper
Newtyle [2nd]
Meigle [2nd]
Meigle [3rd]
Newtyle [1st]
Kirkinch
Washington [N and CAR]
Ardler
Leason Hill
Jordanstone
Pitcrocknie Platform
Auchterhouse [1st]
Eassie
Nethermill Junction
Newtyle Junction
Ardler Junction
Newtyle Mill
Hatton Incline
Drumkilbo Siding
Hatton Engine House
Pitnappie Junction
Pitnappie Siding
Pitnappie Quarry
Tourist/other
Camno Crossing
Belmont Castle
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum
Hatton Castle
Cardean [House]
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Belmont Castle


To the north west is Belmont Castle, once the home of James Key Caird, jute baron and mathematician. His name was given to the whaleboat James Caird, famous for the Voyage of the James Caird which led to the rescue of the members of Ernest Shackleton^s Endurance expedition.


Books


British Railway Accidents of the Twentieth Century

Gretna: Britain's Worst Railway Disaster, 1915

Historic Railway Disasters

Red for Danger: The Classic History Of British Railway Disasters

The Ill-Fated Battalion - The Story of the 7th (Leith) Royal Scots at Quintinshill and Gallipoli, 1915

The Quintinshill Conspiracy: The Shocking True Story Behind Britain’s Worst Rail Disaster