Monikie

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Monikie (1872-1955)

Opened on the Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway.

Description

This was a single platform station, with the platform on the south side of the line. The station opened in 1872, two years after the line.

From the east end of the station was access to a pair of goods yard sidings serving a loading bank on the north side of the station. To the south was access to Affleck Seed Crushing Works (later marked Farina Mills). These sidings were accessed from the east. The signal box was at the east end of the platform.

A siding was later added east of the station, accessed from the station.

The station closed to passengers in 1955. In 1958 the route north was severed north of Kingsmuir and the line became a long goods only branch from Broughty Ferry. The railway closed in 1967. The box had survived until closure.

Monikie was very small when the railway arrived. It is now quite sizeable.

Little remains of the station. The site has been largely infilled although part of the platform remains. It is currently vacant. A lattice road bridge is to the west of the site.

Local

Canmore - Affleck Castle is to the north west.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
06/08/2020



Dates

  /  /1872Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Monikie opened.