Guthrie

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Guthrie (1848-1955)

Opened on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway.

Description

This was a junction station opened on the route of the former 1838 Arbroath and Forfar Railway for the opening of the 1848 Aberdeen Railway. Guthrie Junction was to the east.

There had been a level crossing at the station, but when it became a junction the road was diverted to the east, passing under the junction itself.

This was a three platform station. The westbound platform was an island and the eastbound had a bay at the east end. The main station building was built at the west end of the eastbound platform. The building was in a style used elsewhere on the Caledonian Railway. There was a signal box at each end of the station (Guthrie Junction at the east end and ^Guthrie Station^ at the west end on the north side of the line. A loop from the branch ran from the junction to the south face of the island platform.

The goods yard, originally on the south side, was moved to the north side and approached from the junction.

The station box closed in 1955 with the end of passenger services on the Arbroath route. The junction box, station and Arbroath line all closed in 1965. The railway itself, the Strathmore Main Line, closed in 1967.

The station site is largely cleared. Some railway associated buildings remain.

West of the station is the Guthrie Gate, an unusual combined railway bridge and gatehouse.

Tags

Station junction

External links

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


Dates

04/12/1838Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Leysmill to Forfar officially opened. Stations opened at: Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Auldbar Road, Clocksbriggs, Forfar [1st].
  /  /1845Aberdeen Railway
Act receives Royal assent. The line with run from Guthrie and Friockheim north largely by the coast to Aberdeen with branches to Brechin and Montrose.
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.
  /  /1850Aberdeen Railway
Friockheim Junction (excluded) to Glasterlaw Junction (excluded) closed. Friockheim Viaduct out of use. Guthrie used as exchange.
  /  /1862Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Authorisation to buy land at Guthrie to expand station.
05/12/1955Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Arbroath (St Vigeans Junction) to Forfar (Guthrie Junction) closed to passengers. Colliston, Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Clocksbriggs closed.