Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed. The company provided a service between Coupar Angus and Newtyle.






Dates

  /  /1835[Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway]
Act receives Royal assent.
  /  /1846[Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway]
[Scottish 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).
04/09/1967[Newtyle 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.
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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


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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Dividing bridges approaching Alyth Junction. The nearer is higher in order to flyover the main SMJR. The further away abutment wher e the car is, was ...
Brian Forbes 29/07/2007
Approaching Newtyle from Alyth Junction. C.R. 0.4.4T 55226. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953

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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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
A misty morning at Ardler Junction looking east in 1997. The main line towards Forfar ran straight ahead with the route south to Dundee via Newtyle ...
Ewan Crawford //1997

This station was located in Washington, just east of Ardler station and west of Ardler Junction.
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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

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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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
A train from Blairgowrie approaching Coupar Angus off the branch in April 1953. The locomotive is Fowler 4F 0-6-0 no 44258. [Ref query 16 March 2019] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/04/1953
Coupar Angus looking to Aberdeen from the former platforms. The view is of a new development; more former railway land lost forever. ...
Alan Cormack 06/04/2017
Totem from Coupar Angus, closed September 1967. ...
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