Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed. A short section of track remained at the north end of Perth (New) Yard.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This junction was in the north of Perth where the Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway met the older Scottish Midland Junction Railway. Trains from the branch could run south to Perth. The main line was double track, the branch single. The brick built signal box was on the east side of the line. The junction was a little complicated as there was a looped siding on the west side ...

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Pickersgill 4-4-0 no 54485 passing Almond Valley Junction northbound on 6 April 1953 with a Blair Atholl goods. [Ref query 13523] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
Black 5 44972 pilots classmate 44978 through Almond Valley Junction on 6 April 1953 with the down Royal Highlander. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/04/1953
Almond Valley Junction viewed from an Inverness bound train in 1990. The track to the left, the remains of the Almond Valley line, was the north end ...
Ewan Crawford //1990
Activity at Dewars siding, just north of Perth, in 1973 (photographed by Larry Addley) showing the Ruston shunting locomotive (driven by Roy Green) on ...
Gary Straiton Collection //1973

This was a single platform station with a short platform, minimal Caledonian Railway style shelter and station house.
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Looking west over the site of the level crossing at the former Ruthven Road station in the summer of 2007. The station on the Perth - Creiff line ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
Ruthven Road Halt on the Perth-Crieff line, seen in the early 1960s in a view looking to Perth. ...
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The closed station at Ruthven Road on the Perth-Crieff line, in the early 1960s. The station closed to passengers in 1951. View is east towards Perth. ...
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Converted station building at Ruthven Road on 12 July. View northwest over site of level crossing. ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007

This was a single platform station on a single track railway with a goods yard at its west end. The station had a tall narrow two storey building, which remains today in use as a house. The platform extended from the goods yard east beyond the station building and bridge carrying the A85 overhead.
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Scene at Almondbank, Perthshire, in the early 1960s, looking east towards the junction for the Royal Naval stores depot and Huningtowerfield bleach ...
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Almondbank Station, on the Perth-Crieff line, seen in the early 1960s. The view looks west through the road bridge to the station building and goods ...
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Almondbank with goods vans. The view looks west. [See image 48543] for a more recent view (1995). ...
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Approach road down from the A85 to the former station at Almondbank in July 2007. Immediately after running north east through the station the line ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007

This was a station with a platform on the north side of the line. There was a station building at the east end next to a level crossing.
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This was a three platform station with up and down platforms on the Crieff [2nd] to Perth line and a single platform for the branch This was an exchange platform station.
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This was a single platform terminus with a basic brick building, large single ended one track engine shed and two storey granary.
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Methven station in the early 1960s looking to the buffers. ...
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Methven station throat looking to the buffers in the 1960s with the track part lifted. Coal wagons and a van can be seen in the station. [Ref query 21 ...
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54485 at the terminus of Methven with the 1960 RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour. ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 15/06/1960