Alyth Railway

Introduction

This line is closed. Today the nearest station is in Dundee.





Dates

  /  /1858[Alyth Railway]
Act receives Royal ascent.
  /08/1861[Alyth Railway]
Brick single road shed with a (added later) 40ft turntable opened at Alyth. Sub shed of Dundee.
  /  /1874[Alyth Railway]
Alyth Railway absorbed by [Caledonian Railway].
03/01/1942[Alyth Railway]
Alyth shed closed, but continues to be used until 1951. By this date the turntable is 42ft.
  /07/1951[Alyth Railway]
Closed to passengers.
  /07/1951[Alyth Railway]
Passenger service withdrawn and shed track lifted.
02/07/1951[Alyth Railway]
Alyth Town to Alyth Junction closed to passengers.
  /  /1960[Alyth Railway]
Alyth shed demolished.
01/03/1965[Alyth Railway]
Alyth Town to Alyth Junction closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was originally a three platform station at the end of the road from Newtyle close to Nethermill and the Belmont Arms with goods facilities to its west, north side of the line. The station opened with the Alyth Railway (1861). It had two through platforms and a bay platform on the north side at the east end of the station. A further platform opened on the new flyover from [[Newtyle ...

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Alyth Junction looking to the junction in 1996. The platform on the left is the 1868 alignment from Newtyle to Alyth Junction, the platform on the ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
View north east from the road bridge at Alyth Junction on 12 July 2007. ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
Trackbed and remains at Alyth Junction on 12 July 2007. View is North East through the road bridge carrying the B954 north towards Alyth. ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
The remains of the goods yard just west of the main station at Alyth Junction in the summer of 2007, showing the old crane plinth and pivot, with the ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007

This was the bay platform built for the Alyth Branch at Alyth Junction, see the latter station for details. ...

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This was a single platform station to the south of the level crossing just outside Meigle. The platform was later re-located to the north of the level crossing.
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The station building at Meigle on the Alyth branch, seen platform side in July 2007. This building was the original station on this site, a new ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
Looking north over the site of the level crossing to the former Meigle station on the Alyth branch in July 2007. The station originally opened as ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007

Meigle [2nd] was relocated north of the level crossing and remained a single platform station. ...

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This was a single platform station with the platform on the west side of the line. There was a loop with a siding serving a loading bank at the south end.
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The site of Jordanstone station in 1996. View is north west towards the branch terminus at Alyth. The branch lost its passenger service in 1951 and ...
Ewan Crawford //1996

Initially a siding in a cutting, Porterockney Siding serving Pitcrocknie Farm to the north, a halt was opened here opposite the siding on the south side of the line.
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This was a single platform terminus with a timber overall roof braced between the station building and the goods shed. This was removed before closure.
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The 1960 SLS/RCTS Joint Scottish Railtour photographed shortly after arrival at Alyth station on 16 June 1960. The locomotive is ex-Caledonian 0-6-0 ...
RB Parr, courtesy Stephenson Locomotive Society 16/06/1960
Alyth station. C.R. 0.4.4T 15195 on branch train. Glasgow Fair 1948. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow //1948