This railway is still open. The company provided a service between Perth and Greenhill (near Falkirk). Services ran from Carlisle, Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Princes Street to Greenhill and continued to Perth. Perth was, and still is, the junction for Aberdeen and Inverness. The main line to Aberdeen through Strathmore is now closed but the route via Dundee remains open.
The line between Stirling and Perth is supported and promoted by the Strathallan Community Rail Partnership.
|/ /1840||Dunmore Quarry, Polmaise Quarry, Plean Quarry, Bannockburn Quarry|
Opened after the Scottish Central Railway and Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway opened.
|/ /1845||Scottish Central Railway|
Act receives Royal assent.
|30/12/1847||Scottish Central Railway|
Moncrieffe Tunnel completed.
|/ /1848||Dundee and Perth RailwayScottish Central Railway|
Dundee and Perth Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
|/03/1848||Scottish Central Railway|
Stirling Shed [CR] opened, the original being a timber shed possibly left over from the contractors.
|22/05/1848||Scottish Central Railway|
Opened from Stirling to Perth. Stations at: Bridge of Allan [1st], Dunblane, Kinbuck, Greenloaning, Auchterarder, Dunning, Forteviot, Forgandenny, Perth General.
Castlecary Branch (Caledonian Railway) opened from Gartsherrie North Junction to Greenhill Lower Junction to meet the Scottish Central Railway.
|/ /1850||Scottish Central Railway|
New locomotive shed, Stirling Shed [CR], opened; stone built four road shed replacing timber shed. The shed was originally single ended with the tracks running to the north. The shed was used for freight locomotives and, later, the Callander and Oban Railway.
|01/07/1853||Stirling and Dunfermline Railway|
Stirling Forth Viaduct [SandD] at Stirling opened alongside the Scottish Central Railway's bridge, to run south to Stirling East station.
|01/07/1853||South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Alloa Junction to South Alloa opened. Ferry used to cross the River Forth to Alloa.
|01/04/1858||Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
|01/01/1860||Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Ingliston Branch opened. Also known as the Denny Branch Extension.
|/09/1862||Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Denny Shed opened to the east of Denny station near the Ingliston Branch after this date. There was no turntable at the shed, but there was one at the end of the Ingliston Branch. Locomotive turning was done on a triangle of colliery lines. A sub-shed of Stirling Shed [CR].
|/ /1864||Crieff Junction RailwayScottish Central Railway|
Crieff Junction Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
|/ /1865||Scottish Central RailwayCaledonian Railway|
Scottish Central Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
|/ /1865||Dunblane, Doune and Callander RailwayScottish Central Railway|
Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
|10/11/1868||Scottish Central Railway|
Decision taken to move the locomotive shed at Dunblane Shed to Dolphinton [CR] on the Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway). The Kinbuck banking engine operated from Stirling after 1865.
Authorised to build a line from the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway), a swing bridge over the River Forth and line into Alloa.
|27/04/1883||Caledonian RailwayNorth British RailwayAlloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Raiwlay)|
North British Railway given running powers over the Alloa Railway and South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway) from Alloa to Greenhill Junction on payment of £3000 annually to the Caledonian Railway.
|/ /1896||Scottish Central Railway|
Stirling Shed [CR] re-built as a two ended shed after removal of a road to the south of the site. A 50ft turntable was opened by the truncated road at the south east of the site.
|/ /1909||Scottish Central Railway|
Coaling stage opened at Stirling Shed [CR].
|/ /1913||Scottish Central Railway|
Stirling station re-built by the Caledonian Railway.
|28/07/1930||Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Denny to Larbert (Bonnywater Junction) closed to passengers.
|28/07/1930||Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Denny Shed closed.
|/ /1935||Scottish Central Railway|
Stirling Shed [CR] coded 29B from Perth South Shed.
|01/02/1935||Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway
Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Larbert (Larbert Junction) to Kilsyth (New) closed to passengers.
|/ /1940||Scottish Central Railway|
Stirling Shed [CR] coded 31B from Balornock Shed.
|/ /1947||Scottish Central Railway|
Stirling Shed [CR] re-building begins as entrance arches need replacement.
|/ /1948||Scottish Central Railway|
Stirling Shed [CR] coded 63B from Perth South Shed.
|/ /1950||Scottish Central Railway|
Stirling Shed [CR] renamed Stirling South Shed.
|/ /1951||Scottish Central Railway|
New Stirling South Shed round-house is set-out with a turntable from Polmadie Shed, however the work is abandoned and demolished.
|/ /1958||Airth Colliery|
The National Coal Board starts sinking a new mine by Airth station on the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway).
|/04/1960||Scottish Central Railway|
Stirling South Shed coded 65J from Eastfield Shed.
|/ /1962||Denburn Valley Line Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)|
A4 Pacifics introduced on the Aberdeen Joint to Glasgow Buchanan Street 3 hour Grampian run.
|13/06/1966||Scottish Central Railway|
Stirling South Shed closed to steam. Shortly afterwards the allocation is transferred to Grangemouth Shed and the shed closed.
|03/09/1966||Denburn Valley Line Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)|
A4 Pacifics from Aberdeen Joint to Glasgow Buchanan Street withdrawn.
|20/07/1967||Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Denny West Junction to Carmuirs West Junction closed to all traffic.
|29/01/1968||Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Alloa (Alloa West Junction) to Larbert (Alloa Junction) closed to passengers. Railbuses cease crossing the Alloa Bridge.
|04/10/1971||Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Denny to Bonnybridge (SSEB Bonnywater Electricity Siding) closed to freight.
|03/04/1972||Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Bonnybridge (SSEB Bonnywater Electricity Siding) to Larbert Junction closed.
|01/04/1978||Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)|
Throsk to Dunmore Junction to Alloa Junction closed to freight.
|13/05/1985||Scottish Central Railway|
Bridge of Allan station re-opened on a new site to the immediate south of the old station, Bridge of Allan [1st]. The station included a large car park.
|/ /1986||Scottish Central Railway|
Polmaise Nos 3 and 4 Colliery line closed.
These locations are along the line.
At this junction trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh divide from those from Glasgow to Stirling and Perth. It is the junction between the former Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway of 1842 and the Scottish Central Railway of 1848. Both lines are double track.
Here the Caledonian Railway's Greenhill Branch line from Garnqueen South Junction to Greenhill Lower Junction met the Scottish Central Railway from Greenhill Upper Junction to Perth. Both lines remain open today.
In 1882 the Caledonian Railway built a double track curve to link together the 1848 former Scottish Central Railway and the 1850 former Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway such that a train from the Glasgow direction could run to Falkirk Grahamston (and on to Grangemouth or even Edinburgh Princes Street) without reversal at Larbert Junction. The signal box was on the ...More details
At this junction the lines from Greenhill Lower Junction (for Glasgow Queen Street High Level and the south) and Falkirk Grahamston (for Edinburgh Waverley and the south) meet to run north to Larbert, Stirling and Perth. All lines are double track.
This is a two platform station. The present station formerly featured four tracks between the platforms, allowing non stop trains to pass those stopped in the station. There was a bay platform at the south end, east side of the line (from which trains to Grangemouth departed). The original station building still stands on the down (northbound) platform at the north end of the platform.
This was a two platform station to the south of sidings which served nearby collieries. It was a very plain station, just two platforms with a footbridge between the platforms. Access to the station was by a footpath which crossed over the mineral line to the Plean collieries by means of a footbridge. The footpath ran to the nearby road.
To the north of Plean station the Plean colliery line met the main line. The branch was approached from the north. To the north of this were railway cottages and Plean signal box, a very tall box as it will built to be high enough to see over the road bridge over the railway just to the north. The box was on the west side of the line. Opposite this a tramway ran east to Dunmore Quarry.
This was a two platform station south of Stirling and nearly a mile east of Bannockburn itself. The main station building was on the southbound platform. It was of a style characteristic of the line. The station was on an embankment.
This level crossing was south of Stirling station and Stirling Shed [CR]. It was taken out in 1885, around the same time as the Shore Road level crossings north of the station were taken out (Shore Road Level Crossing [CR] and Shore Road Level Crossing [NB] were taken out in 1887/88).
This is a excellent well preserved station with building by James Miller on the main down platform and glass canopies. (This is not the 1848 original building, but is similar in style.) The station was rebuilt around 1912.
This level crossing was to the north of Stirling station, the Scottish Central Railway and later Caledonian Railway station. It was controlled by a signal box. The box was replaced in 1886. The new box was on the west side of the line and south of the level crossing. Just to the east was the equivalent Shore Road Level Crossing [NB].
This is a two platform station opened to the south of the original Bridge of Allan [1st] station. It has a car park and waiting shelters.
This was a two platform station with heavily canopied platforms. Road access was curious being by the up platform and under the overbridge to the south of the station. The platforms were largely, but not entirely north of the overbridge.
This double track viaduct crosses the Allan Water between Bridge of Allan (to the south) and Kippenross Tunnel (just to the north). The railway follows the Allan Water closely in a tree lined glen between Bridge of Allan and Dunblane.
This is a three platform station. Dunblane is both a through station for services running north to Perth and a terminus for local services from Glasgow Queen Street High Level, Edinburgh Waverley and Newcraighall.
This was a two platform station. The two storey station building remains as a house in what was the northbound platform. It has crow stepped gables typical of stations on the line. The building style was also employed at Auchterarder, Dunblane, Forteviot and numerous other Scottish Central Railway and Caledonian Railway locations.
This was a curling platform halt alongside Carsebreck Loch, the Royal Caledonian Curling Pond. It has been variously known as Nethertown, Curling Society's Platform, Curling Pond Halt, Royal Curling Club Platform,Royal Curling Club Station (as indicated on OS maps) and Carsbreck.
This was a two platform station with a goods yard at the west end, south side of the line. The station building also survives on the former westbound platform, its extension to the east removed. From the platform side, this resembled a house with dormer windows (removed since closure of the station). A similar building exists at the former Kinbuck station. A small timber waiting room was on ...More details
This was a four platform station with two platforms on the main line and two on the branch to Crieff [1st]. It ws replaced by the present Gleneagles station. The main station building was on the northbound main line platform and had canopies. there was a building on the southbound main line platform and small shelter on the northbound branch platform.
This is a two platform station, and was built as a three platform station. The station has canopied platforms and station buildings similar to those which existed at Eglinton Street and Carstairs stations. It is a fine example of a superior Caledonian Railway station. The design was by James Miller. Not only did the station serve the surrounding area but also, from 1924, the ...More details
This was a two platform station. The station building was a two storey with crow stopped gables on the down platform, like the one still extant at Greenloaning.
This was a two platform station. It was somewhat distant from the town of Dunning, more than a mile and a half distant.
This was a two platform station. The station building, two storeys with crow stepped gables, remains as a house on the former down platform as does a railwayman's cottage by the level crossing. The goods yard was to the south, on the west (down) side of the line, with a refuge siding on the up side.
This station was north of the village of Forgandenny and west of Forgandenny Viaduct.
This double track 1,220 yard tunnel passes under the Friarton Hill, south of Perth, on a curve. To the immediate south is Hilton Junction and to the north was Friarton Junction. It is the fifth longest railway tunnel in Scotland.
This goods yard this was chiefly a marshalling yard on the east side of the line between Friarton Junction, to the south, and the Edinburgh Road bridge to the north. There were no loading banks, cranes or goods sheds, but the site was classified as having public sidings after 1962.
Also known as Friarton. The shed was originally single ended approached from the north. It was modified to become a double ended and approached from both north and south. It was replaced with a new building to the south in 1938 and the old shed demolished. The new shed was approached from the north.
The original shed here was an Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway building, a two road shed approached from the north, a later to the south of its replacement. It was replaced in 1885 with a new building.
This was a large signal box to the south of Perth station and the St Leonard's overbridge. The box controlled quite a number of lines. Perth station had a ticket platform, St Leonards Bridge Ticket Platform, 300 yards to the south of the bridge for northbound trains.
This is a superb major station with a tudor styled building by William Tite and large glazed trainshed situated on the western edge of the Perth town centre. To the south lines from Glasgow Queen Street High Level and Edinburgh Waverley meet at Hilton Junction and in the station lines north to Inverness and north east to Dundee and Aberdeen divide. Today it is an eight ...More details
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