Scottish Central Railway



Dates

  /  /1840Dunmore, Polmaise, Plean, Bannockburn Quarries
Opened after the [Scottish Central Railway] and [Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway] opened.
  /  /1845[Scottish Central Railway]
Act receives Royal assent
30/12/1847Scottish Central Railway
Moncrieffe Tunnel completed.
  /  /1848Dundee and Perth RailwayScottish Central Railway
Dundee and Perth Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
  /03/1848[Scottish Central Railway]
Stirling locomotive shed opened, a timber shed possibly left over from the contractors.
22/05/1848Scottish Central Railway
Opened from Stirling to Perth.
07/08/1848[Caledonian Railway]
Castlecary Branch opened from Gartsherrie North Junction to Greenhill Lower Junction to meet the [Scottish Central Railway].
  /  /1850[Scottish Central Railway]
New Stirling locomotive shed 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 the [Callander and Oban Railway].
01/07/1853[Stirling and Dunfermline Railway]
Bridge across the Forth and station at Stirling opened beside the [Scottish Central Railway]'s station
01/07/1853[South Alloa Branch] ([Scottish Central Railway])
Alloa Junction to Alloa South opened. Ferry used to cross the Forth to Alloa.
01/04/1858[Denny Branch] ([Scottish Central Railway])
Line opened.
  /  /1859[Denny Branch] ([Scottish Central Railway])
Opened.
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])
Locomotive 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.
  /  /1864Crieff Junction Railway
Scottish Central Railway
Crieff Junction Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
  /  /1865[Scottish Central Railway]
[Caledonian Railway]
Scottish Central Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway
  /  /1865[Dunblane Doune and Callander Railway]
[Scottish Central Railway]
Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
10/11/1868Scottish 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.
11/08/1879[Alloa Railway]
Authorised to build a line from the [South Alloa Branch] ([Scottish Central Railway]), a swing bridge over the Forth and line into Alloa.
  /  /1896[Scottish Central Railway]
Stirling shed 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
  /  /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.
  /  /1935Scottish Central Railway
Stirling Shed coded 29B from Perth.
01/02/1935[Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway]
[Denny Branch] ([Scottish Central Railway])
Larbert (Larbert Junction) to Kilsyth closed to passengers.
  /  /1940[Scottish Central Railway]
Stirling shed coded 31B from St Rollox.
  /  /1947[Scottish Central Railway]
Stirling shed re-building begins as entrance arches need replacement.
  /  /1948Scottish Central Railway
Stirling Shed coded 63B from Perth.
  /  /1950[Scottish Central Railway]
Stirling shed renamed Stirling South
  /  /1951[Scottish Central Railway]
New Stirling shed round-house is set-out with a turntable from Polmadie, the work is abandoned and demolished.
  /  /1958Airth Colliery
The NCB starts sinking a new mine by Airth station on the [South Alloa Branch] ([Scottish Central Railway])
  /04/1960[Scottish Central Railway]
Stirling shed coded 65J from Eastfield.
  /  /1962Denburn 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 shed closed to steam. Shortly afterwards the allocation is transferred to Grangemouth shed and the shed closed.
03/09/1966Denburn 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 Railway]
[South Alloa Branch] ([Scottish Central Railway])
Alloa (West Junction) to Larbert (Alloa Junction) closed to passengers. Railbuses cease crossing the Forth Swing Bridge.
04/10/1971[Denny Branch] ([Scottish Central Railway])
Denny to Bonnybridge (South of Scotland Electricity Board) closed to freight.
03/04/1972[Denny Branch] ([Scottish Central Railway])
Bonnybridge (South of Scotland Electricity Board) to Larbert Junction closed.
01/04/1978[Alloa Railway]
[South 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. The station included a large carpark.
  /  /1986[Scottish Central Railway]
Polmaise Colliery line closed

Locations along the line

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.
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A new sign between Greenhill Upper and Greenhill Lower Junctions. ...
John Yellowlees 26/10/2017
Greenhill upper with a 7 car 380 set on an Edinburgh service. (No sign of 365s yet!) ...
Douglas McPherson 08/05/2018
158868 leads the 1L77 Glasgow Queen St to Dundee service past Greenhnill Upper Junction on a frosty 25th November 2017.
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Douglas McPherson 25/11/2017
Banner at Greenhill explaining the function of the power supply feeder station for the EGIP electrification project and why it has been sited at this ...
Douglas McPherson 28/04/2017



This was the Caledonian Railway's plant producing creosote treated sleepers. It was located on the short link between Greenhill Upper Junction and Greenhill Lower Junction built by the Scottish Central Railway.
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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.
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380105, on a Glasgow Edinburgh via Falkirk Grahamston service, seen passing Broomhill to the east of Greenhill Lower on 19th December 2018.
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Douglas McPherson 19/12/2018
It is still possible (just) to get a shot from Greenhill lower. Caught through the new forest of metal and wires is 170 455 in this view looking west ...
Douglas McPherson 27/03/2017
View south over Greenhill Lower Junction looking towards the E&G. Each line is in the process of being electrified. ...
Ewan Crawford 08/10/2017
Vegetation clearance for the overheads has opened upĀ  locations not available for years, but not for long. With the encroaching masts in the distance ...
Douglas McPherson 05/05/2017

This goods yard was on the north side of the line and approached by reversal. It was a little east of Greenhill Lower Junction. The Bonnymuir Iron Works was immediately to the west of the buffers over Broomhill Road.
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This junction was for the Rough Castle Branch (Caledonian Railway). The junction was on the west side of the Forth and Clyde Canal from Carmuirs West Junction.
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DRS 66432 nears Carmuirs Tunnel under the Forth and Clyde Canal on 11 March with the Daventry - Grangemouth W H Malcolm train. ...
Bill Roberton 11/03/2014

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 ...

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Carmuirs West Junction box viewed from the east. ...
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Carmuirs West box (top right) viewed from the trackbed of the Denny branch in 1988. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
EWS 66107 about to pass Carmuirs West box with a Hunterston - Longannet coal train in June 2004. The train is on the steep climb north after passing ...
John Furnevel 15/06/2004
A Glasgow - Aberdeen train about to pass under the Forth and Clyde Canal on the approach to Carmuirs West Junction in 1990. ...
Ewan Crawford //1990

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.
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View north from The Boardwalk car park alongside Millenium Wheel Drive on 15 June 2004. In the background an SPT liveried 170 DMU is passing through ...
John Furnevel 15/06/2004
With the location almost unrecognisable, this is 158867 coming round the curve from Edinburgh to meet the Glasgow line at Larbert Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford 08/10/2017
Eastbound DMU heads south from Larbert to Larbert Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
158 720 heads north at Larbert Junction in July 1996.
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David Panton /07/1996

This double track 14 arch viaduct crosses the River Carron south of Larbert station and north of Larbert Junction. It is 645 ft long overall and 60 ft high.
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Weekend work on the viaduct at Larbert. ...
Ewan Crawford 08/10/2017
A northbound train on the southern approach section of Larbert Viaduct in April 2006 with the River Carron behind the bank to the left and Larbert ...
John Furnevel 26/04/2006
A Dunblane - Glasgow Queen Street service crosses the River Carron just south of Larbert station in April 2006. ...
John Furnevel 26/04/2006
Shortly after leaving Larbert on 15 May 2015 the 1158 Dunblane - Edinburgh crosses the viaduct over the River Carron. ...
John Furnevel 15/05/2015

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. The original station building still stands on the down (northbound) platform at the north end of the platform.
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Platform view north on a wet day at Larbert in August 1951. Over on the left ex-Caledonian 0-6-0 57468 stands in the bay, while in the background a ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 25/08/1951
Great poster at Larbert. 'Stirling's Better by Bike'. The advertises the Stirling Cycle ...
John Yellowlees 01/05/2018
Matching liveries at Larbert. ...
John Yellowlees 22/11/2015
Class 365 EMU 365529, seen leaving Larbert for Dunblane on 17th December 2018.
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John Yellowlees 17/12/2018



This junction was between the Scottish Central Railway of 1848 and its South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway) of 1852. The branch was approached from the south, from Larbert.
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View from 'Scottish Rambler No 3' on 30 March 1964, on the leg from Dunfermline Lower to Denny via Alloa Swing Bridge. The special is about to pass A4 ...
John Robin 30/03/1964
Alloa jct from the air looking to Longannet in 1969. The junction is bottom centre and the M9 now crosses the railway at this point. ...
John Robin 23/08/1969

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.
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A Dunblane - Glasgow Queen Street train runs south through Plean in June 2005. ...
John Furnevel 23/06/2005
66030 heads north with 6A30 Mossend - Aberdeen pipes approaching Plean signal box. ...
Brian Forbes 25/05/2007
FSR 170 races north through Plean bound for Stirling with the 1140 Glasgow express. ...
Brian Forbes 25/05/2007
EWS 66124 heading south at Plean on 5 April with empty rail waggons. ...
Brian Forbes 05/04/2009

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.
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A southbound 125 passes Plean Junction. ...
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26041 approaches Plean Junction from the south with oil. ...
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Plean Junction box viewed from the south. Access by kind permission of British Rail. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Southbound DMU at Plean Junction viewed from the box. Old station building on right. Access by kind permission of British Rail. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988

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.
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A ScotRail Dunblane - Glasgow service southbound between Stirling and Larbert on 28 May 2009. The train has just passed below the bridge carrying the ...
John Furnevel 28/05/2009
An Inverness bound DMU sprints along the newly planted avenue of masts at Bannockburn on 17th April 2018. ...
Colin McDonald 17/04/2018
Stirling recedes into the distance as the 12.35 HST service leaves the city for Kings Cross on 26th November 2017. The rear power car has just passed ...
Mark Dufton 26/11/2017
An Alloa Glasgow Queen Street service approaches the location of the former Bannockburn station on May 25th 2013. The Wallace Monument provides the ...
Mark Dufton 25/05/2013

This junction was south of Stirling. The mineral line to Polmaise Nos 1 and 2 Colliery and Polmaise Nos 3 and 4 Colliery ran east from here, access to the branch being from the south.
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This northbound service has just passed the site of Polmaise Junction; the colliery branch was in the clump of trees to the left and there were ...
David Panton 12/06/2018
Dunblane-Edinburgh (170 410) and Glasgow-Alloa (170 474) services pass each other near the site of Polmaise Junction on 25th March 2017. The snowy ...
Mark Dufton 25/03/2017
Polmaise Box, now demolished, at Polmaise Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
View from the A91 overbridge as a mid afternoon Edinburgh - Dunblane service approaches the St. Ninian's foot crossing as it heads towards Stirling in ...
Colin McDonald 30/01/2017

An Edinburgh service passes the remains of St Ninians level crossing, photographed from the substantial footbridge which replaced it. The approach to ...
David Panton 12/06/2018
View of (and from) the new and very substantial pedestrian bridge which replaces the former St. Ninian's (Millhall Road) crossing. ...
Colin McDonald 31/12/2017
ScotRail 158782 passes Stirling's former St. Ninian's (Millhall Road) crossing which had, until relatively recently, the dubious honour of being ...
Colin McDonald 31/12/2017
Work has started on the contractor's compound for the construction of the St. Ninian's (Millhall Road) pedestrian bridge which will replace a ...
Colin McDonald 30/01/2017

In Stirling, south of the Kerse road bridge, there used to be four industrial sidings. On the down side was a siding for the Craigs brewery. On the up ...
Mark Dufton /08/1985

This signal box was south of the Kerse Road overbridge and controlled the southern approach to Stirling station and Stirling Shed [CR].
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Not any more! LNER powercar 43257 leads the Highland Chieftain past the Kerse Road overbridge construction site 2 days ...
Colin McDonald 26/06/2018
A Class 158 DMU bound for Carnoustie passes the Kerse Road overbridge construction site on its approach to Stirling. The railway has been reduced from ...
Colin McDonald 26/06/2018
DMU 156430, heading for Glasgow Queen Street, passes the Kerse Road overbridge construction site shortly after leaving Stirling. The railway has been ...
Colin McDonald 26/06/2018
View south from the A905 Kerse Road overbridge as 170452 approaches Stirling. The bridge is due to be closed for replacement for 12 months from May ...
Colin McDonald 30/01/2017

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).
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Also known as Burghmuir or Stirling South. This four road shed was south of Stirling station, on the east side of the line. Access was from both directions.
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Pickersgill ex-Caledonian 4-6-0 no 54650 photographed on shed at Stirling on 25 August 1951. The locomotive was eventually withdrawn from Hamilton ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 25/08/1951
Ex-Caledonian 0-6-0 no 17233 on shed at Stirling on 26 August 1950. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 26/08/1950
Ex-Caledonian Pickersgill 4-4-0 no 54475 on shed at Stirling in the summer of 1950. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 26/08/1950
Great Northern Ivatt D1 4-4-0 no 2209 on shed at Stirling in 1950. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 26/08/1950

This junction is south of Stirling station it is the location where the main line from Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh Waverley and the south meets the branch east to Alloa.
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An Edinburgh service passes Stirling Middle on 26 September 2019. I must be getting used to 385s as they no longer look quite so much like ...
David Panton 26/09/2019
1E13 departing from Stirling with the Inverness to London Kings Cross. ...
Alastair McLellan 29/07/2017
Perth based Black 5 4-6-0 no 44801 makes a fine sight as it passes Stirling South with an up express on Saturday 26 August 1950. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 26/08/1950
A down freight approaching Stirling on 26 August 1950. The locomotive is ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 no 44253. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 26/08/1950


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.
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A springtime display at Stirling, but it was still very cold on 16th April 2019.
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John Yellowlees 16/04/2019
A Dunblane service calls at Stirling on 21 August 2019. I'm not quite sure why this class has one eyebrow raised; it certainly doesn't help its looks. ...
David Panton 21/08/2019
158 728, in long superseded livery, calls at Stirling with a Dunblane service on 8 May. Notice that the canopy edging on both main platforms has been ...
David Panton 08/05/2018
An Aberdeen to Glasgow service pulls out of Stirling on 18/05/2017. A 158
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David Panton 18/05/2017

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].
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This junction is to the north of Stirling station. The junction is between lines north to Perth and east to Alloa.
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Standard class 5 73106 approaching Stirling with the up Saint Mungo on Saturday 23 May 1959. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 23/05/1959
Stirling North is one of four Category A listed signal boxes in Scotland. Stirling Middle is another and it is listed along with the station building. ...
David Panton 21/08/2019
44954, carrying the headboard of The Granite City, pilots 73006 as the train pulls away from Stirling on 25 August 1951 on its journey from ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 25/08/1951
Ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T no 55126 approaching Stirling from the north with an up freight on 26 August 1950.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 26/08/1950

This junction was just north of Stirling station and was formed when the 1848 Scottish Central Railway was met by the 1856 Forth and Clyde Junction Railway.
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Southbound train crossing the viaduct north of Stirling. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Crossing the Forth just north of Stirling. ...
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More Forth Bridges ... Caley left and NB right. ...
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A Fowler 4F 0-6-0 takes a freight across the Forth heading north from Stirling on 25 August 1951. [Ref query 7 March 2019] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 25/08/1951

Easter Cornton is a foot crossing south (and east) of Cornton level crossing. Its future was in doubt for a while, but as far as I gather it is now ...
David Panton 20/03/2018

This level crossing is north of Stirling and south of Bridge of Allan. The railway crosses the Cornton Road on an oblique.
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Cornton Crossing marks the boundary between Stirling and Bridge of Allan. Plans to replace it with a bridge were dropped in July 2017, and instead it ...
David Panton 20/03/2018

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.
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A lovely clematis on the southbound platform at Bridge of Allan. ...
John Yellowlees 04/07/2017
A new plaque erected at Bridge of Allan station today (4th of July 2017).

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John Yellowlees 04/07/2017
158 724 calls at Bridge of Allan with a Dunblane to Edinburgh service on 18th May 2017. An opposite working heads north, passing the site of the ...
David Panton 18/05/2017
A Class 170 DMU approaches the 1985 Bridge of Allan station from Dunblane. There is a currently a TACTRAN proposal in development to relocate to ...
Colin McDonald 01/08/2016

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.
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A Glasgow-bound service passes the previous Bridge of Allan station, on the other side of the A9 from the current one. Note that OHLE masts have ...
David Panton 05/09/2018
A northbound train runs through the original Bridge of Allan station site, north of the overbridge, in 1990. ...
Ewan Crawford //1990
A southbound service passes the original Bridge of Allan station building before going under the A9 and entering the current station. Bridge of Allan ...
David Panton 20/03/2018
A Nairn - Millerhill freight passes though the site of the original Bridge of Allan station on the morning of 1 September 2014. ...
Colin McDonald 01/09/2014

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.
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This double track tunnel is to the south of Dunblane.
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This double track plate girder viaduct crosses the Allan Water south of Dunblane station and north of Kippenross Tunnel and Kippenross House.
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DMU crossing Kippenross Viaduct just south of Dunblane in 1990. The DMU is about to enter Kippenross Tunnel which is immediately to the right. This ...
Ewan Crawford //1990

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.
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170402 about to spring into action with the 1058 service to Edinburgh. ...
Colin McDonald 23/03/2018
An Edinburgh service pulls out of Dunblane after a few minutes wait for the road. The starter signal on the up side is MAS while the down starter is ...
David Panton 18/05/2017
A close up of the memorial plaque for James Palmer Huffam VC, on the forecourt at Dunblane station. It faces Inchallan House, where he was born on ...
David Prescott 31/08/2018
An Inverness to Glasgow HST has cleared Dunblane station so the next returning Edinburgh service has entered Platform 1 from the reversing stub. It ...
David Panton 06/06/2019

This junction was immediately north of Dunblane station. Here the Scottish Central Railway was met by the Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway. The branch was to be extended by the Callander and Oban Railway to Oban.
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This is a double track skewed four arch viaduct north of Dunblane station and Dunblane Junction.
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HST heading north over the viaduct just north of Dunblane station. The C&O line was to the right. To the left is the cathedral, with portions of the ...
Ewan Crawford //1990
This far and no further! The wiring train has come to a stop on Dunblane viaduct on 20th October 2018 to allow the most northerly mast in the ...
Mark Dufton 20/10/2018
47 hauled train heads north from Dunblane. ...
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DMU crossing the viaduct just north of Dunblane. Cathedral behind. ...
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Barbush Viaduct undergoing repairs. Looking north. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/05/2006


This signal box was to the south of Ashfield and the former Ashfield Tunnel. It was on the west side of the line just north of Ashfield Viaduct. The box controlled a trailing crossover.
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This siding was at Ashfield, north of the former Ashfield Tunnel. It was on the west side of the line and approached from the north. The siding served a loading bank with a crane. Ashfield Mill was to the west.
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This was a two platform station north of Dunblane. The main station building was on the northbound platform. A similar example exists at Blackford.
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4771 'Green Arrow' + 92220 'Evening Star' are buzzed at Kinbuck with the EMI Music Express. 7th April 1986. ...
Graeme Blair 07/04/1986
Sign on the River Allan at Ashfield to warn canoes about scaffolding on Barbush Viaduct downstream. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/05/2006
5D03, the empty parcels vans from Aberdeen to Motherwell TMD pass Ashfield. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/05/2006
Site of the former Kinbuck station, standing alongside the B8033 north of Dunblane. View towards Perth from the road overbridge in June 2011. Kinbuck ...
David Pesterfield 20/06/2011

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.
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170411 passes Greenloaning station, closed in 1956, on 23rd Agust 2017.
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Bill Roberton 23/08/2017
170457 passes the last co-acting signal on Network Rail Scotland, Greenloaning's up starter. 23rd August 2017.
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Bill Roberton 23/08/2017
170411 passes Greenloaning signalbox on 23rd August 2017. The box is switched out and the passing loops and crossovers have been disconnected.
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Bill Roberton 23/08/2017
A northbound service passes Greenloaning signalbox at speed. ...
Ewan Crawford /10/2005

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.
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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 ...

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45699 Galatea speeds past Blackford Up Starter on the way from Perth to Oxenholme with the GBXI railtour on 23rd April 2018.
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Bill Roberton 23/04/2018
Turbostar 170413 passes Blackford (BK) Signal Box at 11.39 (8 mins late) on the 10th November 2018 with the 0907hrs SO Dyce to Glasgow Queen Street ...
Michael Green 10/11/2018
66431 nears Blackford with the daily Grangemouth - Aberdeen intermodal service, only half full on this occasion. 23rd April 2018.
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Bill Roberton 23/04/2018
43149 leads a Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen Inter7City service towards Blackford, seen from Panholes footbridge on 7th May 2019.
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Bill Roberton 07/05/2019

This was a four platform station with two platforms on the main line and two on the branch to Crieff. 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.
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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. Not only did the station serve the surrounding area but also, from 1924, the railway built Gleneagles Hotel.
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DRS 66433 enters Gleneagles with the daily Grangemouth - Aberdeen intermodal on 7th May 2019.
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Bill Roberton 07/05/2019
A Glasgow to Aberdeen service passing at speed through Gleneagles. ...
Ewan Crawford 19/05/2018
Gleneagles station seen through the latticework of the footbridge. Beautifully maintained, this would make a nice spot for a tearoom. The car park ...
Rod Crawford 20/05/2018
Having detached Black 5 No.45212 at Perth, K1 No.62005 leads * The Great Britain X * through Gleneagles on the way to Glasgow. ...
John Gray 03/05/2017

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.
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View from Auchterarder signal box, during an official visit, of a Class 170 heading north in 2003.
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Bill Roberton //2003
Auchterarder signal box seen in 2003 during an official visit.
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Bill Roberton //2003
Auchterarder lever frame, seen during an official visit to the box in 2003. At this time it can be seen that only one lever was officially out of ...
Bill Roberton //2003
Signal for the up siding at Auchterarder in 1990. ...
Ewan Crawford //1990

This is a level crossing between the former Auchterarder (west) and Dunning (east) stations. There was a signal box until 1966. ...

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B1 61306 'Mayflower' running to time on the climb to Auchterarder with the 'Highlands & Islands' tour, from Inverness to Fort William, on 13th May ...
John Robin 13/05/2019
Running 90 minutes late through the rain 60009 approaches Whitemoss Level Crossing with the Great Britain XII tour on 1st May 2019. ...
John Robin 01/05/2019
Whitemoss level crossing looking north on 19 February. ...
Brian Forbes 19/02/2007
66429 approaching Whitemoss LC with 6K50 ballast from Rogart to Mossend via Millerhill. ...
John Robin 28/08/2016

This was a two platform station. It was somewhat distant from the town of Dunning, more than a mile and a half distant.
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A down semaphore signal at Dunning, now abolished. ...
Ewan Crawford //1989
Glasgow to Aberdeen express races north at Innerdunning. ...
Brian Forbes 13/05/2010
Looking north at Dunning. The signalbox was located to the left by the monkey puzzle tree. ...
Ewan Crawford //
The Great Britain IV racing near Dunning on 20 April behind 45407 + 44871. On this occasion the leading locomotive is carrying the headboard ...
Brian Forbes 20/04/2011

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.
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Northbound 170 passing the former station house at Forteviot. ...
Brian Forbes 28/07/2007
A 5 car 170/158 combination heads north past Forteviot on 9 May 2008 with a Glasgow - Inverness service. ...
Brian Forbes 09/05/2008
Aberdeen- Glasgow Turbostar passing Forteviot. ...
Brian Forbes 21/11/2006
An original Scotrail Liveried clas 170 turbostar passing south. ...
Brian Forbes 28/07/2007


This station was north of the village of Forgandenny and west of Forgandenny Viaduct.
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Train passing over the Forgandenny Viaduct. View looks towards Perth. ...
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New look Strathearn Viaduct after refurbishmant. An Aberdeen express crossing. ...
Brian Forbes 31/08/2007
Late running 11.13 Perth to Glasgow passing the village of Forgandenny, approaching the Earn Viaduct and the closed station. ...
Brian Forbes 11/12/2007
The new Strathearn Viaduct. It has four arches, vegetation obscuring one. ...
Brian Forbes 20/09/2007

This junction is south of Perth, immediately south of the Moncrieffe Tunnel. Here the lines from Stirling and Ladybank meet and continue north to Perth.
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A 158 about to leave the shadows of the deep cutting south of Moncrieff Tunnel in February 2005 and take the Stirling route at Hilton Junction. The ...
John Furnevel 12/02/2005
Recent tree cutting has opened up views of the junction as the LNER train from Inverness heads south on 4th March 2019. ...
John Robin 04/03/2019
Recent tree cutting has opened up views of Hilton Junction. 4th March 2019. ...
John Robin 04/03/2019
An Alphaline liveried 158 approaches Hilton Junction on the Edinburgh line on 5 June. ...
Brian Forbes 05/06/2009

This double track 1220 yard (or 1180 yard, sources vary) tunnel passes under Friarton Hill, south of Perth, on a curve. To the immediate south is Hilton Junction and to the north was Friarton Junction.
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North portal of Moncrieffe Tunnel, Perth. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Escape shaft for smoke or diesel fumes connected to Moncrieffe Tunnel south of Perth. ...
Brian Forbes 25/05/2007
Southern portal of Moncrieffe Tunnel. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
47798 Prince William emerging from Moncrieffe Tunnel near Perth on 11 April with a Cleethorpes - Perth return excursion special. ...
Brian Forbes 11/04/2009

This junction was in the south of Perth, just north of Moncrieffe Tunnel. The branch for Perth Harbour branches off from the main line here, running north east to a headshunt by the River Tay.
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B1 4-6-0 61306 Mayflower passes the site of Perth South shed, on the left, with a 'Steam Dreams' charter from Inverness to Fort William on 13 May ...
Bill Roberton 13/05/2019
The Royal Scotsman passing Perth South on 11 October.
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Brian Forbes 11/10/2010
Fowler 4F-C 0-6-0 44314 at Perth South Goods Yard early '60s. The locomotive is round the rear of Friarton signal box (seen to the left) on the branch ...
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V2 60919 heading South past Perth Shed under Friarton footbridge in early '60s. ...
Aitken Scott //

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.
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Looking south towards Moncrieffe Tunnel. Perth MPD was on the right. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Black 5 no 45053 poses with a freight. View is thought (?) to have been taken to the south of Perth with the shed just over to the right. The ...
Ken Browne Collection //

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.
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Ex-Caledonian 'Jumbo' 0-6-0 no 57339 on shed at Perth in May 1951. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 27/05/1951
McIntosh 0-4-4T 55204 seen close to the ash disposal plant at Perth South Shed in early the 1960s. ...
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57252 Drummond 2F-E 0-6-0 in the Perth South Shed repair shop in the early 1960s. ...
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Standard class 5 4-6-0 no 73007 at Perth MPD circa 1961. ...
Ken Browne //1961

This junction is south of Perth station and north of the Edinburgh Road bridge. It is, today, where the up and down Dundee lines begin.
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24009 with a train of bullhead track panels in the loops to the south of Perth. Seen from the 'Strathmore Express', returning from Forfar on 25 May ...
Bill Roberton 25/05/1974


This junction was south of Perth General station. The box here was replaced by St Leonards Bridge Junction Signal Box in 1887 during the reconstruction of Perth station.
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Ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T 55212 leaves the south end of Perth on 16 April 1955 with a Saturday stopping train for Ladybank.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/04/1955
Ex-WD Austerity 2-8-0 no 90004 in the down goods loop south of Perth station on 16 April 1955.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/04/1955
A Saturday service to Edinburgh leaves Perth on 11 June 1949. At the head of the train is J37 0-6-0 64588 piloting B1 4-6-0 61061. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 11/06/1949
Deltic 55022 approaching Perth with a special on 6 October 2007. ...
Brian Forbes 6/10/2007

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.
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Perth Signalling Centre, summer 2006. ...
John Furnevel 15/07/2006
The then still fairly new power box at Perth on 3 March 1971, with part of the former NBR locomotive shed visible in the background. ...
Bill Jamieson 03/03/1971
The interior of Perth Power Signal Box. ...
John Robin 24/05/1963

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.
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Shunting in progress at Perth in the spring of 1955. Locomotive on duty is McIntosh 0-6-0 no 57473, built for the Caledonian Railway at St Rollox ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/04/1955
DRS 66431 takes the Dundee line with the 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen Craiginches intermodal on 25 June. ...
Bill Roberton 25/06/2017
1A90 seen from St Leonards Bridge, Perth on 1st April 2019. ...
John Cumming 01/04/2019
Seen today on an Oxwellmains-Craginches working carrying cement for construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. ...
John Yellowlees 30/03/2017


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 ...

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View from the Highland Chieftain as it is dispatched northward in June 2016. A group of enthusiast passengers on board are enjoying a leisure trip ...
Colin McDonald 04/06/2016
Class 170 170470 arriving into Platform 1 at Perth at 1538 on Thursday 23 August 2018 with the 1513hrs Dundee-Glasgow service.
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David Prescott 23/08/2018
Trains waiting to depart both Platforms 5 and 6 at Perth? Not quite; the next Edinburgh service was slated to depart Platform 6 (left) but changed to ...
David Panton 29/05/2019
The 'Royal Scotsman' seen at Perth. ...
John Yellowlees 19/10/2017