Kirriemuir Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)

Introduction

This line is closed. It was a single track 3 mile railway which served Kirriemuir and an agricultural area with an otherwise low population. It ran out from Kirriemuir Junction on the Strathmore Main Line. The branch was approached from Forfar [2nd], to the east.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a station, exchange platform and junction. A very low platform stood in the ^V^ of the junction with a building, probably a railway employee^s house. The platform had one face on the main line and another on the branch. A second short platform was on the southbound main line. The junction dates from 1855 with the opening of the Kirriemuir Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway) ...

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Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Black 5 4-6-0 no 45158 Glasgow Yeomanry passing Kirriemuir Junction with an up summer Saturday special on 15 August 1953. View is south east ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/08/1953
One of Thornton Junction^s ex-WD Austerity 2-8-0s no 90690 about to run north east through Kirriemuir Junction on 6 April 1953 at the head of a coal ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
Looking from the Kirriemuir Branch to the Perth-Forfar route ...
Colin Harkins 31/08/2006
Old bridge at Kirriemuir Junction ...
Bruce Dunn //
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This was a terminus built at Wellbank in the east of Kirriemuir, opened in 1855. Latterly it had a main platform, on the north side of the line, with a loop and a short bay on the north side. Sidings were on either side of the line and there was a locomotive shed at the east end Kirriemuir Shed.
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Not much is left as you exit the station other than a single man path ...
Colin Harkins 31/08/2006
Ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T no 55161 waits with the branch train at Kirriemuir on 2 May 1949. Kirriemuir station closed to passenger traffic in 1952. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/05/1949
Paved over trackbed and grassed Platform of Kirriemuir Station... now landscaped as part of local housing path. Not much else remains ...
Colin Harkins 31/08/2006
Platform at Kirriemuir... well kept lawn ...
Colin Harkins 31/08/2006
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