Crieff Junction Railway
This railway is closed.
Looking south at the former Tullibardine station.
This line runs through fairly level farmland
to Crieff from Gleneagles by Auchterarder. The Highlandman area got its name
from the drovers who used to pause here with thier cattle while driving the
cattle south along the drove road.
Description of route
This railway ran from Gleneagles (near Aucherarder)
Crieff had a sizeable station. The station
had two platforms and a through road - 3 tracks between the platforms (now a
supermarket carpark and ambulance depot). To the west the line continued as
the Crieff and Comrie Railway and
to the east the line split, one part going to Perth and the other to Gleneagles.
The station had an extensive goods yard (now rough land) immediately to the
south which was approached from an east facing junction. The station was controlled
by a large standard Caledonian Railway signalbox to the east of a road overbridge.
To the north of the signalbox were locomotive sheds which were approached from
the east (now a housing estate).
Crieff Station Junction ?
Text not yet entered. (Crieff
and Methven Junction Railway)
This station was named for the area in which
it was. The area is named such because Drover's (men driving cattle to market)
often used to stop here overnight as there was plenty of grazing land and water.
A market operated in Crieff.
The station site has been cleared but the route
of the former line is still obvious.
This station still stands although the line
is closed. It consisted of a single platform (down the east side of the track)
with a building and a goods siding and loading bank to the north of the site.
To the south of the station the railway crossed a road. This bridge has been
The platform, building and loading bank are
all intact. There is a well-worn set of steps leading up to the platform.
The station is now a private house.
To the east is Tullibardine Chapel which is
preserved by Historic Scotland. The station was named for the chapel and surrounding
Gleneagles Hotel Branch
This was a short branch serving the Hotel at
Gleneagles. The branch was not open for passengers. The Hotel was a railway
Text not yet entered.(Scottish
Central Railway)(was Crieff Junction)
Page created on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 07/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford