Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)

Introduction

This line is closed. In its day it was busy both with tourist traffic but also with the seasonal fruit harvest for jam.



The single track branch line track ran parallel to the main line of the Scottish Midland Junction Railway (giving the appearance of a three track line) until it reached Coupar Angus station.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a three platform station. With an island platform on the west side - the outer face being for the Blairgowrie branch and down platform (with canopied building) and down platform (timber building) on the east side. Both sides of the station had goods loops. Access to the platforms was by a large footbridge over the goods loops on the west and east sides of the station.
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Fowler 4F 0-6-0 no 44314 about to enter Coupar Angus station from the west on 20 July 1953. The train is the local branch service from Blairgowrie. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1953
A train from Blairgowrie approaching Coupar Angus off the branch in April 1953. The locomotive is Fowler 4F 0-6-0 no 44258. [Ref query 16 March 2019] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/04/1953
Coupar Angus looking to Aberdeen from the former platforms. The view is of a new development; more former railway land lost forever. ...
Alan Cormack 06/04/2017
Totem from Coupar Angus, closed September 1967. ...
David Panton //

This halt was located at a level crossing to the east of Stormont Loch (also known as Loch Bog). ...

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This was a single platform station on the single track Blairgowrie Branch. It was immediately south of a level crossing.
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This was a one platform terminus with a timber overall roof spanning from the two storey station building to the goods shed. This was extended down the platform as an awning.
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View south in Blairgowrie from the site of the former station. ...
Alan Cormack 06/04/2017
Just beyond where the road stops in Blairgowrie the original alignment continues south. ...
Alan Cormack 06/04/2017
Blairgowrie, where it's difficult to find any remains of the railway station, but the sign on the industrial estate is a clue of the previous use. ...
Alan Cormack 06/04/2017
The former locomotive shed at Blairgowrie in 1996. Now part of the site of a Tesco development. ...
Ewan Crawford //1996