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Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway

This railway is closed. A short section of track remains at the north end of Perth (New) Yard.

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Local area 

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This is a mostly agricultural area with small villages. There was a naval depot at Almondbank.

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Description of route

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The single track line ran west from the north of Perth to Methven.

Almond Valley Junction

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This was a south (Perth) facing junction with the Scottish Midland Junction Railway. In later years when the Perth (New) Marshalling Yard had been established and the branch given over to freight the junction was modified so that the branch ran to the marshalling yard rather than a junction with the mian line. Part of the line was retained for access to Dewar's.

Ruthven Road Halt

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This was a single platform halt.

Almondbank

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This was a single platform station. There was a naval depot here which was connected to the line. The depot had its own internal railway network which used electric locomotives, the sidings having overhead catenary.

The distinctive two story station building here remains in use as a house.

Methven Junction

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This was an exchange station as well as junction. On the line westwards to Crieff and Methven Junction Railway there two platforms and two tracks. The line to Methven ran from an east facing junction before turning north to Methven. The station site is now in farmland.

Methven

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This was the terminus of the line. The site is partly built on today. The station had a single platform, passing loop and locomotive shed.


Page last edited on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford