Crieff and Methven Junction Railway

Introduction

This line is closed.






Dates

  /  /1864[Crieff and Methven Junction Railway]
Act receives Royal assent
21/05/1866[Crieff and Methven Junction Railway]
Abercairney opened
  /  /1869Crieff and Methven Junction Railway
Caledonian Railway
Crieff and Methven Junction Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
01/10/1951Crieff and Methven Junction RailwayPerth Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Crieff [2nd] to Perth (Almond Valley Junction) closed to passengers.
01/10/1951[Crieff and Methven Junction Railway]
Abercairney closed
11/09/1967Crieff and Methven Junction Railway
Crieff [1st] to Perth (Dewars Siding) closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a three platform station with up and down platforms on the Crieff [2nd] to Perth line and a single platform for the branch This was an exchange platform station.
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This was a one platform station on the single track line. There was a timber station building on the platform, on the south side of the line.
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The former crossing keepers cottage at Balgowan on the Perth - Crieff line, seen looking south in the summer of 2007. The route west from Methven ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
The crossing keeper's cottage at Balgowan viewed from the north in 1995. Although the station site, away to the left, is surrounded by new housing it ...
Ewan Crawford //1995
The old crossing keeper's cottage at Balgowan on 12 July 2007 looking north. Located midway along the former line between Crieff and Perth, Balgowan ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007

This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The main station building was on the westbound platform and there was a goods yard to the north of the platforms, approached from the east.
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Entrance to the 1866 station at Madderty, Perthshire, on a July day in 2007. The station closed to passengers in 1951, with the Perth - Crieff line ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
The former Madderty station between Perth and Crieff in July 2007 following conversion to private residential accommodation. View is south east from ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
54485 pausing westbound at Madderty with the 1960 RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour. ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 15/06/1960
NBR 256 Glen Douglas makes a photostop at the closed Madderty station on 23 April 1962. The locomotive was on its way from Methven Junction to ...
David Stewart 23/04/1962

This was a single platform station. The platform was to the north of a passing loop and there was a large station house. The loop had a short siding to the south serving a loading bank from from the west. In addition there was a goods loop further to the south, with a siding approached from the east.
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Abercairney platform and house. Line closed 1951.
The noted Abercairney Highlanders, a volunteer army which fought in the Boer War embarked from ...
Brian Forbes 15/10/2006
54485 stops at Abercairny with the westbound 1960 RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour heading for Comrie via Crieff. ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 15/06/1960

This was a single platform station with the platform on the north side of a passing loop. There were goods sidings on the south side, approached from the east.
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A westbound 54485 pauses at Innerpeffray, to the south east of Crieff, on the RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Rail Tour on 15 June 1960. The special was on ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 15/06/1960

The original terminus in Crieff was just to the south of Crieff [2nd] and was to become a goods yard on the opening of that station. It opened in 1856, the terminus of the service from Crieff Junction (rebuilt as Gleneagles in 1919). From 1866 it further became the terminus of the new line from Methven Junction, completing a through route from Perth.
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The only trace I could find of the first station (and later the goods yard) at Crieff in February 2019 was the railway boundary wall which still runs ...
Colin McDonald 19/02/2019
Perth Black 5 no 45476 shunts Crieff goods yard in 1960. ...
David Stewart //1960
A colleague tests out the Crieff loading gauge during the visit on 17 March 1970. This was sited on the west side of and immediately adjacent to ...
Bill Jamieson 17/03/1970
Track level view over the former Crieff goods yard on 17 March 1970 looking towards King Street. The deep glacial trench of Glen Turret is prominent ...
Bill Jamieson 17/03/1970