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Description of route
From Crieff to Comrie. The line followed a
mostly level course to Comrie. A viaduct was required at the eastern end in
Crieff, and further west there is a tunnel (worth a visit as the ballast is
in good condition with sleeper imprints - there is slight water seepage). At
the west end of the tunnel (choked with trees) there is a fair amount of rubbish
- including what appears to be platform edging!
The site of Crieff station is now occupied
by a nursing home and ambulance depot. The station consisted of two platforms
(with glass canopies) and three tracks (the central track was an engine release
/ goods only line). To the south was the goods yard, this space is now rough
land with one or two paths and many trees. Further east was the junction of
the Crieff Junction Railway (from
Crieff Junction on the Scottish Central
Railway) and the Crieff and
Methven Junction Railway (from Methven Junction on the Perth,
Almond Valley and Methven Railway) lines which ran parallel for about a
mile before the junction at Crieff. There was a large signal box to the south
of the tracks and to the north three locomotive sheds (one for each company
at this site). The original configuration of locomotive sheds is uncertain for
the early years of the two lines from the east.
The station site is now occupied by a caravan
park. The edges of the platforms can be traced (although the trackbed is now
raised to platform level) and the base (in concrete) of a bay window can be
found. Originally there was only one platform here (the down platform). The
line was continued to join the Callander
and Oban Railway at Balquhidder Junction by the Lochearnhead,
St Fillans and Comrie Railway.
Page created on 19/01/1998
Page last edited on: 07/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford