Forfar and Brechin Railway

Introduction

This line is closed.




Dates

  /  /1890Forfar and Brechin Railway
Forfar and Brechin Railway authorised.
  /  /1894Forfar and Brechin RailwayCaledonian Railway
Forfar and Brechin Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /01/1895Forfar and Brechin Railway
Opened from Brechin to Forfar South Junction with stations at Careston, Tannadice and Justinhaugh.
04/08/1952Forfar and Brechin Railway
Brechin to Forfar South Junction (excluded) closed to passengers.
17/03/1958Forfar and Brechin Railway
Brechin (excluded) to Careston (excluded) closed to freight
07/09/1964Forfar and Brechin Railway
Careston to Justinhaugh (excluded) closed to freight.
04/09/1967Forfar and Brechin Railway
Justinhaugh to Forfar South Junction (excluded) closed to goods.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This junction was to the west of Forfar [2nd station, not so much south as more north west, indeed it was further north than Forfar North Junction which was east of Forfar [1st]. However in railway terms it was south of the station as it was closer to Perth.
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Caledonian 0-4-4T 55194 takes the Brechin line at Forfar South Junction with the daily goods on 20 July 1953.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1953
A down Aberdeen relief photographed passing Forfar South Junction on 6 April 1953. Locomotive in charge is St Rollox Black 5 4-6-0 no 45355. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
Here is a picture of the old Road bridge at Forfar, on the A926 near the junction with the A90 on the old Strathmore route. ...
Alan Cormack 02/11/2016
Bridge 200 on the old Scottish Midland Junction Railway from Kirriemuir to Forfar. This line now part of farmland ...
Colin Harkins 31/08/2006

This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The main station building was on the westbound platform. There was a cottage in the station yard and a goods yard approached from the west. The signal box was at the west end of the eastbound platform. It opened with the line.
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Substantial bridge abutments remain at a minor road crossing on the line from Forfar to Brechin, just to the north of Finavon between Careston and ...
Alan Cormack 27/12/2017
Looking towards Forfar at the old Finavon bridge on the trackbed of the line from Forfar to Brechin in December 2017. This location is between ...
Alan Cormack 27/12/2017

This was a single platform station, on the south side of the single track line, with a pair of sidings opposite the platform, approached from the east. There was a station building on the platform and station house to the west.
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Located in a rural location to the north of Careston this was a two platform station with a passing loop and the main station building on the westbound platform.
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The former station at Careston on the Forfar-Brechin route, sadly demolished not long after this shot was taken in 1996. [Ref query 2711] ...
Ewan Crawford //1996


Opened

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Looking south east at Brechin North Junction. ...
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