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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 Glamis.

Survey To be entered
Engineers William Blackadder
Act To be entered
Contractor Neil MacDonald
Opened 4 June 1838
Closed Yes
Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway Alyth Railway Dundee and Newtyle Railway Clickable map of the Newtyle, Eassie and Glamiss Railway.

Local area 

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This is an area of farmed land. Glamis Castle is the seat of Bowes-Lyon family.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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From Coupar Angus to Newtyle.

Newtyle (Old)

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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.

Newtyle (New)

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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 route closed.

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.

Newtyle Junction?

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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.

Meigle Junction

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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 Junction.

Alyth Junction

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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 through platform.

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.

Eassie

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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.

Glamis

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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