Glamis

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Glammis [2nd] (1848-1861)
Glamis (1861-1956)

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

Opened on the Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway.
Opened on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station on the Strathmore main line. The main station building was on the westbound / southbound platform.

There was a large goods yard on the south side of the line, approached from the west. It is thought this was the site of Glammis [1st], the east terminus of the Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway. To the south are several cottages, probably railway cottages.

The signal box was at the west end of the eastbound platform.

The station closed to passengers in 1956. The box closed in 1966. The line remained open for goods until 1982.

Impressively, after closure of the line the signal box remained standing for several years. Humps of the platforms and the clear site of the sidings were to be clearly seen.

The site has been partly redeveloped.

The station is the closest to Glamis Castle, which is to the south east.

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map



Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways

Tayside's Last Days of Steam
The Railways of Strathmore (Perth, Forfar and Brechin)