Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway

Introduction

This early railway is closed. The company provided a service between Coupar Angus and Newtyle [1st]. It was a 4 ft 6.5 in line.

It became part of the Scottish Midland Junction Railway and the line upgraded and re-gauged. With this it became an important part of the West Coast railways route from London to Aberdeen.






Dates

  /  /1835Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
  /02/1837Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway
Line opened.
  /  /1845Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Authorisation to purchase the Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway and Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway by the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.
  /  /1846Newtyle and Coupar Angus RailwayScottish Midland Junction Railway
Line sold to the Scottish Midland Junction Railway. It was then closed and upgraded to standard gauge and two tracks between Coupar Angus and Ardler Junction. (Alternative date: 1845).
02/08/1848Scottish Midland Junction Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Scottish Midland Junction Railway line opened from Perth to Forfar [2nd]. Forfar (Playfield) closed to passengers. The line incorporates the former Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway and Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway.
17/07/1948Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Crash at Ardler Junction. The 4.20pm Dundee West to Blairgowrie service via Newtyle [2nd] passes the home signal at the junction and is struck by the southbound 3.30pm ex-Aberdeen postal express train.
27/04/1952Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Ardler Junction taken out and crossover removed. Line between Ardler Junction and Newtyle Junction officially closed 04/04/1953 and Ardler Junction box closed. Alyth Junction to Newtyle Junction re-opens.
04/09/1967Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway
Coupar Angus to Ardler Junction closed to passengers.
04/09/1967Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway
Newtyle, Eassie and Glammiss Railway
Aberdeen Railway
Stanley Junction to Kinnaber Junction closed to passengers. Coupar Angus, Alyth Junction, Forfar and Bridge of Dun stations closed.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was the northern terminus of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway. The terminus building still stands. It is one of the oldest stations in Britain and probably the oldest trainshed in existence.
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Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway
The trainshed of the original Newtyle station, viewed from the south, the direction of the original line approaching from Dundee Wards Road. The ...
Colin Martin 24/06/2017
The original Newtyle station trainshed, viewed from the south west. ...
Colin Martin 24/06/2017
The north end of the original Newtyle station showing the platform and building added to the right after conversion for goods. The building^s gable ...
Colin Martin 24/06/2017
This building is often detailed as ^The Original station at Newtyle.^ I am inclined to agree that the location of the ^Old^ station is on the original ...
Colin Martin 24/06/2017
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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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Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway


This junction was north of Newtyle [1st]. South from the junction the line was joint Newtyle, Eassie and Glammiss Railway and Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway, the owners of the routes east and west respectively from the junction.
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Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis Railway
Dividing bridges approaching Newtyle Junction (off to the right). The nearer carried the line to Ardler Junction and the further away abutment, where ...
Brian Forbes 29/07/2007
Approaching Newtyle from Alyth Junction. C.R. 0.4.4T 55226. This is the approximate site of Nethermill Junction, north of the later Newtyle Junction ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
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This was the junction between the Strathmore mainline Perth - Forfar [2nd] - Kinnaber Junction and the curve from the Dundee and Newtyle Railway. This allowed through running from Dundee West to Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie.
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Scottish Midland Junction Railway
An Arbroath - Perth train passing Ardler Junction signal box on 15 August 1953 behind ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54450. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/08/1953
Scene at Ardler Junction looking west towards Coupar Angus on Saturday 15 August 1953. Ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T no 55227 is passing the signal box with a ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/08/1953
One of Balornock shed^s Black 5 4-6-0s no 44996 approaching Ardler Junction on Sunday 19 July 1953 with a return Glasgow Buchanan Street - Aberdeen ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/07/1953
The signal box at Ardler Junction, photographed looking north east along the Strathmore line towards Forfar in the summer of 1953. The route to Dundee ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/07/1953
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This station was located in Washington, just east of Ardler station and west of Ardler Junction.
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This level crossing, Ardler West Gates, was immediately north of West Ardler.
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Looking to Ardler station, note Ardler church spire. Ardler SB down distant was somewhere to the left. ...
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Ardler West gates looking to Coupar Angus in 2017.
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Gary Straiton 12/08/2017
Remnants of a main line. Strathmore metals seen at Ardler West gates in 2017. ...
Gary Straiton 12/08/2017
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This was a two platform station. There was a level crossing to the east of the station and a goods yard to the west, on the north side of the line and reached by reversal. The station buildings were of Caledonian Railway style typical of the line.
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Opening the crossing gates at Ardler for the passage of the Strathspey Railway Association^s ^Strathmore Express^ on 25 May 1974. ...
Bill Roberton 25/05/1974
Remains at Ardler looking west towards Coupar Angus in 1997 ...
Ewan Crawford //1997
Staff on Ardler platform (looking east) in 1920. Ardler station was closed to passengers in June 1956. ...
David Gellatly Collection 04/09/1920
Looking east at Ardler station in 1920. The station was opened by the Newtyle & Coupar Angus Railway in 1837. ...
David Gellatly collection 04/09/1920
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This was a three platform station. With an island platform on the west side - the outer face being for the Blairgowrie branch and down platform (with canopied building) and down platform (timber building) on the east side. Both sides of the station had goods loops. Access to the platforms was by a large footbridge over the goods loops on the west and east sides of the station.
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Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T no 55213 about to bring the branch train from Blairgowrie onto the main line just to the west of Coupar Angus station on 20 July ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1953
The 7.15am ex-Glasgow Buchanan Street arrives at Coupar Angus on 20 July 1953 behind Jubilee 45673 Keppel. Awaiting departure time alongside is ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1953
Perth based Black 5 4-6-0 no 45470 runs north east through Coupar Angus on the first day of August 1953 with a down special. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 01/08/1953
Fowler 4F 0-6-0 no 44314 about to enter Coupar Angus station from the west on 20 July 1953. The train is the local branch service from Blairgowrie. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1953
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