Dundee and Perth Railway

Introduction

This line is open. This line runs along the north bank of the River Tay through an area of farmed Countryside.

After renting the Dundee and Newtyle Railway and the Dundee and Arbroath Railway the company became the Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen Junction Railway.






Dates

  /  /1845Dundee and Perth Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
31/07/1845Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Act receives Royal assent. Mainline from Burntisland to Perth via Ladybank. Branches from Ladybank to Cupar and Kirkcaldy to the harbour. The Perth station was to be by the Dundee and Perth Railway station.
  /  /1848Dundee and Perth RailwayScottish Central Railway
Dundee and Perth Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
  /10/1865Dundee and Perth Railway
Ninewells junction open/closed. (CHECK)
11/06/1956Dundee and Perth Railway
Magdelan Green closed
  /  /1960Dundee and Perth Railway
Dundee West demolished to make way for the approach road to the Tay Road Bridge.
03/05/1965Dundee and Perth Railway
Dundee West to Buckingham West Junction closed to passengers.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a large terminus station on Union Street in Dundee for services west to Perth, England and, later, north via Newtyle [2nd].
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CR 123 at Dundee West after arrival with SLS special train from Glasgow, with NBL diesel. The rear of the Playhouse Cinema is in the background. ...
David Murray-Smith //1961
Double-headed NBL Class 21s D6119 and D6125 awaiting departure from Dundee West the early 1960s. D6119 was to be rebuilt as a Class 29. ...
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BR Standard 5 73145 departing Dundee West (most likely on a Glasgow service). ...
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Dundee is of course well outside the SPT boundary, but visits from an SPT liveried 170 are not uncommon: especially combined with a Scotrail liveried ...
David Panton 09/04/2011

This goods depot was directly north of Dundee station. Dundee West station was to its immediate north until its closure in 1965. It was approached from the west, from the line from Perth.
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This was the junction between the Dundee and Perth Railway's approach to Dundee West and a short spur from the Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway)'s Dundee Central Junction. It was paid for by the North British Railway[ but staffed by, and in the style of, the Caledonian Railway. The connection allowed trains from the Perth direction to enter [[Tay ...

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A signalman hard at work in the long departed Buckingham Junction signal box, to the west of the current Dundee station. (Photograph taken in 1980 ...
John Williamson //1980
The Tay Bridge line gradually descends from Esplanade station to meet the Perth line on the south approach to Dundee. See the road bridge centre ...
Brian Forbes 17/02/2007

This shed replaced Seabraes Shed in 1885. It was built at the far west of the Dundee West Goods yard.
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This was a two platform station with the main station building on the eastbound platform. There was no goods yard. There was a signal box until 1925. The station closed in 1956.
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Although this footbridge straddled the platforms at Magdalen Green it had no stairs down to them. The station had its less substantial footbridge only ...
David Panton 04/03/2020
66198 passes Magdalen Green with a short freight from Mossend to Aberdeen in the summer of 2001. ...
Bill Roberton //2001
An afternoon Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street service approaches the site of the former Magdalen Green station on 20 September 2007. In the background ...
John Furnevel 20/09/2007
DRS 66423 with the 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen intermodal, seen on 8 April near the site of the former Magdalen Green station on the western approach ...
Bill Roberton 08/04/2011

Dundee's waterfront from Invergowrie Bay east to Stannergate is built on land reclaimed from the sea. The Esplanade, the land between Ninewells and Craig Pier, was recovered by the town and railway companies and the southern portion was to become a pleasant parkland by the sea, a process which had began when the Dundee and Perth Railway ran across the beach at Seabraes and Yeaman Shore ...

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This short lived station was to the immediate east of Ninewells Junction itself.
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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

This is a two platform station. There was a single storey main station building at the east end of the eastbound platform.
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I don't know what happened to the plans for an hourly Glasgow to Dundee stopping service but Invergowrie has to manage with only 13 trains a day both ...
David Panton 04/03/2020
43036, on a crew training run from Perth to Dundee, slows to call at Invergowrie on 24th August 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 24/08/2019
Ex-GWR Power car 43135 brings up the rear of a Scotrail HST set departing from Invergowrie after calling briefly during a training run from Stirling ...
Mark Bartlett 24/08/2018
A Scotrail HST runs alongside the Tay as it leaves Invergowrie heading for Dundee during a training run from Stirling. 24th August 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 24/08/2018

This quarry produced stone for Castle Huntly and docks in London. The quarry is flooded. The Dundee and Perth Railway crossed it by a girder viaduct (6 spans?) which was converted into an embankment in 1973 with infill on both sides of, and underneath, the line.
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This was a two platform station with the main station building on the eastbound platform and waiting rooms on each platform. Longforgan itself is a mile to the north.
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Remains of the 1847 station at Longforgan on the Perth - Dundee route, closed in 1956. The signal box stands off picture to the left see image ...
John Furnevel 02/09/2005
Longforgan station house next to the line at the level crossing, looking NE ...
Brian Forbes /06/2007
Longforgan cabin at the level crossing. ...
Brian Forbes /08/2007
A 47-hauled service for Glasgow passes Longforgan in 1987. ...
Bill Roberton //1987

This level crossing is west of the former station, signal box and level crossing at Longforgan. ...

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Attractively refurbished Dundee & Perth Railway crossing keeper's cottage (and fence) at Templehall, just west of the site of Longforgan station in ...
John Furnevel 02/12/2005
DRS 66433 about to pass Templehall level crossing, between Inchture and Longforgan, with the Grangemouth - Aberdeen Craiginches intermodal on 13th May ...
Bill Roberton 13/05/2019
170413 between Longforgan and Templehall level crossings heading to Perth. Longforgan signal box is seen middle right. ...
Brian Forbes 03/08/2007

This was a two platform station. The station building, on the eastbound platform, still stands in use as a house. The building is of a style typical of the line such as that at Errol.
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The view east from the disused Inchture signal box where the frame had recently been removed in 1989. Outside is the former station with the building ...
Ewan Crawford //1989
Rear of station building at Inchture, not Redcar. ...
Brian Forbes 25/03/2007
The ruinous Inchture station is passed by a First ScotRail 170 forming the 1240 Glasgow - Dundee. The station closed to passengers in 1956. ...
Brian Forbes 11/06/2008
Crossing house at level crossing at Inchture on the Perth & Dundee Rly. ...
Brian Forbes 25/03/2007

This was the passenger terminus of a tramway line built out northwards from Inchture station. The terminus building, a row of houses built in a style similar to the station building on the Dundee and Perth Railway had a garage for the tram at its west end, where a large wooden panel covers the doorway. Inchture Village itself is to the north east. The terminus is a mile and a half north of ...

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This signal box was on the north side of the line east of the Grange level crossing. There was a trailing crossover and siding, north side, serving a loading bank. The box closed in 1966, replaced by automatic barriers. The level crossing still exists.
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This was a two platform station which closed in 1985 and remains largely intact. The platforms remain. The main station building, a ground floor with attic and short platform canopy, is on the eastbound platform, marked 1847. A waiting shelter remains on the westbound. The lattice footbridge also remains, with the timber footway removed for safety.
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Old D&PR barrow seen at Errol, though the paintwork is not original. ...
Brian Forbes /09/2008
Looking west over the level crossing at Errol on 4 September 2006. A right turn after the signal box leads into the old yard and the former station ...
John Furnevel 04/09/2006
The listed station building at Errol, operating as a craft shop and tea room in September 2006. ...
John Furnevel 04/09/2006
Looking across the platforms at Errol station in September 2006. The date on the building is 1847. ...
John Furnevel 04/09/2006

This goods station was on the south side of the line and served from the west. A siding running south served the Errol Brick and Tile Works.
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View south of Inchcoonans level crossing near Errol. To the right an extant sawmill, and to the left behind the crossing cottages, a brickworks. ...
Brian Forbes //2007

This was a two platform station just south of Glencarse village. To the west is Inchyra House, to the north Glencarse House and to the south Pitfour Castle.
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A Glasgow - Aberdeen hourly train passing Glencarse with the Antique Fair and Garden Centre with an excellent restaurant to the right of the A90 dual ...
Brian Forbes 10/06/2008
Road v Rail. The A90 Perth to Dundee dual carriageway accompanies the D & PR. The old Glencarse station is at the top of the frame. Photographed from ...
Brian Forbes /08/2006
The former Glencarse station (1847 - 1956) in March 2011. ...
Brian Forbes /03/2011

This was a two platform station. There was a single storey station building.
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An Aberdeen to Glasgow express approaching Perth along the north bank of the Tay in September 2008. ...
Brian Forbes /09/2008
Walnut Grove. Dundee bound 170. The building was HQ until recently of Stagecoach UK. Now occupied by a whisky company. If you have any Grouses, then ...
Brian Forbes /10/2006
Turbostar passing Kinfauns, bound for Dundee. ...
Brian Forbes 31/10/2006
1215 ASDA intermodal heading east along the banks of the River Tay at Seggieden. The Sidlaw Hills with a field covered by a crop sheet are seen behind ...
Brian Forbes 05/06/2008

This was a short lived terminus of the line from Dundee West.
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Peppercorn A1 60163 'Tornado' steaming along the Perth to Dundee line with 'The Aberdonian' railtour from Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen, on 14th ...
David Bosher 14/03/2019
With the empty headquarters of the Edrington Group behind, and the Tay in the foreground, a HST working 1A63 passes Walnut Grove (mid way between ...
Gary Straiton 27/02/2019
Dusk begins to fall at Perth on 26 March as 170430 passes Barnhill and approaches the Bridge over the Tay with the 16.37 Aberdeen - Glasgow Queen ...
Brian Forbes 26/03/2011
170 427 on an Aberdeen - Glasgow service enters the single line section prior to crossing the Tay Viaduct at Perth on 24 July 2008. ...
Bill Roberton 24/07/2008

This set of sidings was on the west side of the line at the east end of the Tay Viaduct [Perth].
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A single track metal girder single track viaduct which, in 1863/64, replaced an earlier double track timber viaduct which had 25 arches and an iron swing bridge. The original bridge was 444 yds long.
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A Class 170 DMU on an Aberdeen - Glasgow Service crosses the River Tay on the approach to Perth on 15th August 2018. ...
Colin McDonald 15/08/2018
Westbound DMU crossing the River Tay at Perth. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
DMU 107 732 on a local service on the approach to Perth over the Tay Viaduct. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
170426 crosses the Tay Viaduct, Perth, in 2007. ...
Ewan Crawford 31/03/2007

This was a two platform station at the west end of the Tay Viaduct [Perth] and a short distance east of Perth station. The station is in the south east of Perth, north of the South Inch and west of the River Tay. It is named for the road passed over by the railway immediately to the west of the former station.
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After a brief stop at Perth, 'The Aberdonian' railtour from Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen behind Peppercorn A1 class no. 60163 'Tornado', gets under ...
David Bosher 14/03/2019
a 170 for Dundee slowly enters the single track metal viaduct accross the River Tay. To the left is the Fergusson Art Gallery. ...
Brian Forbes 09/09/2006
The 0941 Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen service, formed by a Class 170 Turbostar, leaves Perth station on 16 August and heads for the Tay Viaduct, ...
Malcolm Chattwood 16/08/2013
Crossing the Tay at Perth on 16 June 2009. Aberdeen bound 170 417 runs onto the viaduct shortly after passing the site of Perth Princes Street ...
David Panton 16/06/2009

The area to the left was the Dundee and Perth Rly original loco shed. The view is to the east. It didn’t last long , I believe only operational for ...
Gary Straiton 28/06/2018

The Dundee Dock opened in 1862 at right angles to the main Perth station in the southern part of the station's carriage turning area on the east side of the station. Prior to this the awkward arrangement was that trains from Dundee West reversed south of Perth to reach the station.
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D49 4-4-0 62719 Peeblesshire leaving Perth with a Dundee local on 16 April 1955.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/09/2019
Standard 4.6.2 70050 'Firth of Clyde' entering Perth from Dundee. The view is from the Orchardbank signal Box. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 24/07/1955
170417 heads towards the Tay Viaduct after leaving Platform 2 at Perth on 15th August 2018. ...
Colin McDonald 15/08/2018
70013 and 61994 are hauled out of Perth with The Great Britain III on 13 April bound for Dundee. ...
John Robin 13/04/2010

This is a superb major station with a tudor styled building by William Tite and large glazed trainshed situated on the western edge of the Perth town centre. To the south lines from Glasgow Queen Street High Level and Edinburgh Waverley meet at Hilton Junction and in the station lines north to Inverness and north east to Dundee and Aberdeen divide. Today it is an eight ...

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View from the Highland Chieftain as it is dispatched northward in June 2016. A group of enthusiast passengers on board are enjoying a leisure trip ...
Colin McDonald 04/06/2016
Perth station is a bit of a museum, and long may it continue. This specimen is from the BR corporate era. The 'buffet' would then have been the ...
David Panton 18/12/2019
A Railway Heritage Trust plaque was unveiled today by Bill Reeve of Transport Scotland at Perth Station on the northern block which has been ...
John Yellowlees 20/01/2020
Class 170 170470 arriving into Platform 1 at Perth at 1538 on Thursday 23 August 2018 with the 1513hrs Dundee-Glasgow service.
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David Prescott 23/08/2018