|Newtyle, Eassie and Glamiss Railway
This railway is closed. The company provided
a service between Newtyle and Glamis. It was also known as the Newtyle
and Glamiss Railway. The company used the older spelling of Glamiss for
This is an area of farmed land. Glamis Castle
is the seat of Bowes-Lyon family.
Description of route
From Coupar Angus to Newtyle.
This was the terminus of the Dundee
and Newtyle Railway. The line was extended west to Coupar Angus by the Newtyle
and Coupar Angus Railway and east to Glamis by the Newtyle, Eassie and Glamiss
Railway. The terminus building still stands.
This was a through station on the deviation
line built to avoid the Hatton incline, to the south of Newtyle (old) station.
On opening of the deviation, which ran west of Newtyle and then round it its
north, the old station became a goods terminus on a short branch and the incline
The station had two though platforms and was
built on an embankment. There was also a bay platform.
The embankment still exists but the station
site is now within private gardens.
At this location originally there was a junction
between the routes to Coupar Angus and Glamis. This was a south facing junction.
On opening of the Newtyle deviation the line
was raised here (the former route still exists at a lower level a short distance
to the east). There was a north facing junction between the deviation route
and the route to Newtyle (Old) station. To the north of this was a south facing
junction between the route to Coupar Angus (which ran more or less where the
former route had been) and a new formation to Alyth Junction. The old route
east to Glamis was abandoned.
Before the deviations were opened this is where
the Glamis route was joined by the later Scottish
Midland Junction Railway's Ardler to Meigle section. There was a station
here until the deviation was opened and it was effectively replaced by Alyth
This station was known as Meigle until the
Alyth Railway was opened
which served Meigle better from its Meigle station.
The station was unusual - it had three through
platforms. Two were on the Scottish
Midland Junction Railway's main line from Perth to Forfar and one was on
the route from Newtyle to Alyth. Connections were made between these lines to
the immediate east of the station. There was also a bay platform for eastbound
or Alyth bound trains and a watertank. To the west of the station the connection
from Newtyle flew over the mainline at a higher level and ran into the single
Today some of the platforms remain and the
site is waterlogged. A nearby hotel has a room made up like a train carriage.
Note - Alyth Junction was on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway - the original junction between
the SMJ and the NE&GR was further east at Meigle Junction.
This became a two platform on the mainline
between Perth and Forfar. There were sidings approached from the east which
were to the north of the station. A siding remained open here until the final
closure of the Perth to Forfar line, then a single track freight only line,
in the 1980s.
This was the terminus of the line and was nearby
Glamis Castle. The name was originally spelled "Glamiss".
Some huts remained by the station after it
had become a through station which were reputedly the original station. The
line was extended east to Forfar by the Scottish
Midland Junction Railway. The
station layout was similar to Blackford
station which, although closed, retains its sidings and signalbox.
The signalbox has been removed in recent years. It survived
closure and still stood here, without its
window panes or lever frame. The platforms are only low mounds now.
Page created on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford