Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Scottish Central Railway)

Introduction

Alterating deviations made by the Caledonian Railway and its predecessors which eliminated the cable-operated inclines of the original Dundee and Newtyle Railway.





Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Ninewells to Baldovan

Ninewells Junction to Baldovan and Downfield.

This was a double track junction where the 1861 deviation built to replace the Law Incline, Law Tunnel and Dundee Ward Road joined the 1847 Dundee and Perth Railway.
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CR 123 approaching Dundee on SLS special train from Glasgow Buchanan St 1961. ...
David Murray-Smith //1961
A class 27 passes under Riverside Drive between Invergowrie and Dundee in April 1979 with a train from Glasgow Queen Street. ...
John McIntyre 11/04/1979
A class 101 Metro-Cammell 3 car DMU on a Dundee - Perth service in April 1979 is seen looking east from Riverside Drive as it approaches the site of ...
John McIntyre /04/1979

Initially this was a single platform station built on the north side of the line with a siding to the west, served from the west.
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Scottish Rambler no 5 behind 64620 on a photostop at Liff on 9 April 1966 during a visit to Dundee's Maryfield branch. The seldom photographed ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 09/04/1966

This was a single platform station, on the north side of the line. It was on the western edge of Lochee, beside Victoria Cottage, near a series of quarries such as Charleston Quarry, just to the west.
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This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The main station building was on the northbound platform. The loop ran west to Gibb's Lane and east over High Street to Lochee Goods, Camperdown Linen Works and the line north to Baldovan. The main station building had a canopy.
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Old view of Lochee looking west. ...
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'The Miley' (the Miley Urban Wildlife Reserve Dundee) occupies a portion of the former railway running north east from the former station at Lochee. ...
John Yellowlees 22/02/2017
The former Lochee station building is now a Burns Club. ...
John Yellowlees 22/02/2017
Lochee station's former Newtyle bound platform building seen between the billboards. ...
John Yellowlees 22/02/2017


This goods yard was to the east of Lochee station. It was on the south side of the line and approached from the west.
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This was the junction between the deviation of the Dundee and Newtyle, built by the Scottish Central Railway and the branch to Fairmuir Goods, both opened in 1861. The deviation replaced the original route via the Law Incline and Law Tunnel from Dundee Ward Road with a new route round the west side of the Law via Lochee. A little to the north of the junction the deviation ...

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Balbeuchly Foot

Balbeuchly Foot to Auchterhouse [2nd].



This loop opened on the Dundee and Newtyle route at the south of the Balbeuchley Inline, near Balbeuchley Foot. It was one of the passing places on the later version of the line There was a signal box, from 1892, on the south side of the loop.
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This station was on the deviation which allowed the Balbeuchly Incline to close.
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Road bridge south west of Dronley station. ...
Brian Forbes 27/05/2007


This was a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track line. The main station building was at the west end of the westbound platform and there was a signal box (1892) midway along the eastbound.
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Auchterhouse station yard. ...
Brian Forbes 27/05/2007
View of the old line between Auchterhouse (bottom right) to Dronley (middle left). Passenger closure 1955.View SW and the peak is Blacklaw Hill. ...
Brian Forbes 27/05/2007
SLS Angus Tour, 20th May 1961

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Jim Currie (Courtesy Stephenson Locomotive Society) 20/05/1961




Hatton to Newtyle

Hatton [D and NR] to Newtyle Junction.

This was not a true junction, but exists in the Act for the new line which replaced the Hatton Incline approach to Newtyle [1st] from the south.
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This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The loop extended north west to Newtyle Junction. Trains from Dundee West divided here to continue to both Blairgowrie and Alyth.
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Overbridge on the Newtyle Deviation. ...
Brian Forbes 01/04/2007
C.R. 0.4.4T 55194 at Newtyle on Newtyle - Alyth train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/07/1950
C.R. 0.4.4T 55227 at Newtyle on Dundee - Blairgowrie train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/07/1950

This junction was north of Newtyle. It was where the northern end of an 1868 deviation through Newtyle [2nd] to avoid the 1831 Hatton Incline met the existing later lines.
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Newtyle to Alyth Junction

Newtyle Junction to Alyth Junction.

This junction was north of Newtyle. It was where the northern end of an 1868 deviation through Newtyle [2nd] to avoid the 1831 Hatton Incline met the existing later lines.
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This was the platform on the flyover from Newtyle Junction for the Alyth Branch at Alyth Junction, see the latter station for details. ...

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Maryfield Goods Branch

Fairmuir Junction to Maryfield Goods.

This was the junction between the deviation of the Dundee and Newtyle, built by the Scottish Central Railway and the branch to Fairmuir Goods, both opened in 1861. The deviation replaced the original route via the Law Incline and Law Tunnel from Dundee Ward Road with a new route round the west side of the Law via Lochee. A little to the north of the junction the deviation ...

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