Bridge of Dun

Location type


Names and dates

Bridge of Dun (1849-1967)
Bridge of Dun (1993-)

Where: Angus, Scotland
Opened on the Aberdeen Railway.
Open on the Caledonian Railway [Preserved].


This is a station on the Caledonian Railway [Preserved] which runs from Bridge of Dun to Brechin. The station was formerly on the Strathmore main line between Perth and Aberdeen via Forfar [2nd].

At the west end of the station the Aberdeen Railway lines to Brechin and Glasterlaw divided.

The station consisted of an island platform and through platform. The down platform building, which was canopied on all sides, has been removed but the up building remains with a canopy. There was a bay platform on the southbound platform, for trains to the south.

After closure of the main line in 1967, the station reduced to a single line running down the branch face of the island platform.

In preservation much track has been relaid. The remaining station building has been restored. The goods shed from Nairn has been relocated to the station, now placed at the west end on the north side of the line. Brechin is now the eastern terminus of the line as, unfortunately, with closure the line east via Dubton to Kinnaber Junction was lifted.

The original layout (really just the main line platforms with the junction to the west) was rebuilt in 1893.

The original signal box was replaced with a north and south box. The north box was at the east end between the main lines and island platform line. The south box was in the ^V^ of the junction at the west end. The north box was subsumed by the south box in 1935. The remaining box closed with the closure to passengers in 1967.

Car parking is available at the site.

Caledonian Railway


House of Dun


Station Preserved Junction Terminus

External links

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


01/02/1848Aberdeen Railway
Guthrie Junction and Friockheim Junction (merging at Glasterlaw Junction) to termini at Brechin and Montrose [CR] (dividing at Bridge of Dun) opened. Stations opened at Guthrie, Glasterlaw, Farnell Road, Bridge of Dun, Brechin, Montrose [CR]. Coaches connected with trains at Montrose [CR] allowing passengers to continue north.
  /  /1862Aberdeen Railway
Approval to lift road up onto bridge over line at Bridge of Dun.
  /  /1878Aberdeen Railway
Authorisation to buy land to enlarge Bridge of Dun station.
04/08/1952Aberdeen Railway
Brechin to Bridge of Dun (excluded) closed to passengers.
04/09/1967Aberdeen RailwayArbroath and Forfar Railway
Forfar North Junction (excluded) to Bridge of Dun (excluded) closed to all traffic.
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.


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