Scottish Midland Junction Railway
This railway is partly open from Perth
to Stanley Junction. The company provided a service between Perth and
This line ran north from Perth, through farmland,
before turning east to run through Strathmore and reach Forfar. The largest
towns are Coupar Angus and Forfar. Other towns such as Alyth, Blairgowrie, Kirriemuir
and Dunkeld were not passed through by the line and had to be reached by later
Description of route
From Perth to Forfar. At Perth the line connected
with the Scottish Central Railway
and the Dundee and Perth Railway.
Perth (formerly Perth General)
Central Railway and Dundee and
Perth Railway joined the Scottish Midland Junction Railway here.
This was the junction of lines to the north
of Perth station. There was a tall signalbox here, now gone.
Perth Shed (Highland Railway)
The shed survived until recently. It sat on
the west side of the line and was really two building side by side. Latterly
it saw use as a garage.
Perth New Yard
This modern (1950s) marshalling yard to the
west of the mainline is still in use today - but mostly by maintenance trains.
Perth had a large goods yard slightly further
south and to the east of the mainline. The site is now occupied by supermarkets
Almond Valley Junction
From this south facing junction the Perth,
Almond Valley and Methven Railway ran west to Methven. It was untimately
extended east to Crieff, then Comrie and finally Balquhidder Junction on the
The station building still stands.
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Light Railway joined at this point.
and Dunkeld Railway (now part of the Perth to Inverness main line) joins
the line at this junction.
Little remains of Ballathie station but the
formation is almost intact at its former site. Some of the trackbed east from
here has been plowed through.
Cargill station is now a house and restaurant.
To the west of the station was the large Cargill Viaduct.
Woodside and Burrelton
The station building here is now a house andthe
old diminutive signalbox still stands.
There was an end-on junction with the re-gauged
Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway
here which ran east to Ardler Junction while the Midland route ran west and
south to Perth. To the west of the station was the east facing junction for
the Blairgowrie Branch. The junction was by a level crossing beside which the
signalbox survived for many years after closure.
The line joined the re-gauged Newtyle
and Coupar Angus Railway here which ran west to Coupar Angus while the Midland
line ran east to Alyth Junction.
Here the line joined the re-gauged Newtyle,
Eassie and Glamiss Railway which ran east to Glamis while the Midland line
ran west to Ardler Junction.
Here the line made an end-on connection to
the re-gauged Newtyle, Eassie and Glamiss
Railway west to Alyth Junction. The Midland ran east to Forfar.
At this east facing junction the Kirriemuir
Branch joined the main line from the north. There was an old station here
with very low platforms.
Forfar South Junction
At this east facing junction the Forfar
and Brechin Railway joined the main line from the north.
This was a large station with two through platforms
and bays at either end.
Forfar North Junction
Here the new line met the re-gauged older Arbroath
and Forfar Railway at an west facing junction. The old station was left
as a branch.
Page created on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford