Scottish Central Railway



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  /  /1840Dunmore Quarry, Polmaise Quarry, Plean Quarry, Bannockburn Quarry
Opened after the Scottish Central Railway and Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway opened.
  /  /1845Scottish Central Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
  /  /1845Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent. Line to connect with the Scottish Central Railway in Perth and the Arbroath and Forfar Railway in Forfar.
  /  /1845Scottish Central Railway
The company is bound to provide a footbridge at the Shore Road Level Crossing [CR] by Stirling station for use when the roadway is blocked.
  /  /1846South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Branch authorised.
  /  /1846Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Branch authorised. Not built at this time.
  /  /1846Scottish Central Railway
Perth General station and Perth Harbour branch approved. Junction with Scottish Midland Junction Railway approved.
  /  /1846Scottish Central Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Dundee and Perth Railway Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Agreement and authorisation that Perth General station be owned by Scottish Central Railway, Scottish Midland Junction Railway, Dundee and Perth Railway and Edinburgh and Northern Railway jointly.
  /  /1846Scottish Central Railway
Company authorised to extend to and build what would become the joint passenger station Perth General.
  /  /1847Dundee and Perth Railway
Further Act authorising change of alignment at Perth. The line will now meet the Scottish Central Railway south of Perth station at Dundee and Perth Junction (St Leonards Bridge Junction). Trains from Dundee will reverse into Perth station.
03/02/1847Scottish Central Railway Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Agreement for use of the Scottish Central Railway between Hilton Junction and Perth General by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.
30/12/1847Scottish Central Railway
Moncrieffe Tunnel completed.
  /  /1848Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Branch authorised. Not built at this time.
  /03/1848Scottish Central Railway
Stirling Shed [CR] opened, the original being a timber shed possibly left over from the contractors.
01/03/1848Scottish Central Railway
Opened from Scottish Central Junction (Greenhill) to Stirling. Stations at Scottish Central Junction, Larbert, Bannockburn and Stirling.
22/05/1848Scottish Central Railway
Opened from Stirling to Perth. Stations at: Bridge of Allan [1st], Dunblane, Kinbuck, Greenloaning, Auchterarder, Dunning, Forteviot, Forgandenny, Perth General.
07/08/1848Caledonian Railway
Castlecary Branch (Caledonian Railway) opened from Gartsherrie North Junction to Greenhill Lower Junction to meet the Scottish Central Railway. Short connection from Gartsherrie South Junction to Gartsherrie NB Junction opened. (The route included running power over a short section of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway between Gartsherrie NB Junction and Gartsherrie North Junction.)
  /  /1849Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Junction with the Scottish Central Railway authorised north of the River Forth.
  /  /1850Scottish 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.
02/09/1850South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa Junction to South Alloa opened to goods and minerals.
  /  /1851Scottish Central Railway
Blackford station opened.
  /  /1851Scottish Central Railway
Agreement for layout and maintenance of Hilton Junction where the Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway meets the line.
  /  /1851Scottish Central Railway
Authorisation to proceed with Perth Harbour branch.
  /  /1852Scottish Central Railway
Perth Harbour branch opened to goods.
13/04/1853Scottish Central Railway Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Agreement made for the use of Stirling station.
01/07/1853Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Stirling Forth Viaduct [SandD] at Stirling opened alongside the Scottish Central Railway's bridge, to run south to Stirling East station.
01/07/1853South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa Junction to South Alloa opened to passengers. Ferry used to cross the River Forth to Alloa.
12/09/1853Scottish Central Railway Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Operating agreement for the use of Stirling station made by Scottish Central Railway, Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and Stirling and Dunfermline Railway.
  /  /1856Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Branch authorised.
26/05/1856Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Opened for passengers. Line operated by the Scottish Central Railway.
  /  /1857Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Extension to Stoneywood Goods and Ingliston Goods authorised.
01/04/1858Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Line opened.
  /  /1859 South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
The Act of 1846 is repealed.
  /  /1859Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Adjustments to the authorised extension lines.
  /  /1859Scottish Central Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Dundee and Perth Railway Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Limits of Perth General station defined by the joint committee, repealing the agreement of 1846. The Scottish North Eastern Railway is authorised to use Perth General and to form a siding on the east side of the station.
  /  /1859Scottish Central Railway
Consolidation and Amendment Act passed. (Acts of 1845, 1846 (South Alloa), 1851 and 1853 repealed.)
  /  /1859Scottish Central Railway Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
With the Scottish Central Railway having Consolidated, the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway is re-authorised to access Stirling station.
  /  /1860Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
The Scottish Central Railway ceases to operate the line when the F&CJR itself takes over operation.
  /  /1860Caledonian Railway Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Scottish Central Railway
A Bill is presented to merge the Caledonian Railway, Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and Scottish Central Railway. It is rejected.
  /  /1860Scottish Central Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Dundee and Perth Railway Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Rights of access to Perth General of the companies agreed .
01/01/1860Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Ingliston Goods and Stoneywood Goods branches opened, also known as the Denny Branch Extension.
  /  /1861Scottish Central Railway
Authorisation for sidings at St Leonards Bridge.
  /  /1862Scottish North Eastern Railway Scottish Central Railway
Confirmation of agreements regarding Perth General between the Eastern Railway]] and Scottish Central Railway.
  /09/1862Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Denny Shed opened to the east of Denny station near the Ingliston Goods after this date. There was no turntable at the shed, but there was one at the end of the Ingliston Goods. Locomotive turning was done on a triangle of colliery lines. A sub-shed of Stirling Shed [CR].
  /  /1863Scottish Central Railway Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen Junction Railway Dundee and Newtyle Railway
The Scottish Central Railway absorbs the Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen Junction Railway and its lease of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway. The North British Railway is granted running powers over both the Dundee and Perth Railway and Dundee and Newtyle Railway routes.
  /  /1863Plean Colliery Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Plean branches authorised.
  /  /1864Caledonian Railway Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Scottish Central Railway
Proposed Act for the merger of the Caledonian Railway, Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and Scottish Central Railway is rejected.
  /  /1864Scottish Central Railway
Authorisation to stop up the level crossings north and south of Dunblane station and replace them with road overline bridges. Additionally permission is granted to extend the Callander [1st] line from the junction (north) into the station (south) over the site of the northern level crossing. (Similar removal of level crossings in Stirling at a later date.)
  /  /1864Scottish Central Railway
Authorisation to stop up Greenyards Level Crossing by Bannockburn. (Not done.)
  /  /1864Scottish Central Railway
Agreement between Scottish Central Railway and North British Railway over the toll for the line between Hilton Junction and Perth General and use allowed of Perth General.
  /  /1865Crieff Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway
Crieff Junction Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
  /  /1865Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway
Scottish Central Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway. Running powers for the North British Railway, London and North Western Railway, Midland Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway were preserved.
  /  /1865Dunblane, Doune and Callander RailwayScottish Central Railway
Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
  /  /1865Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Following the merger of the Scottish Central Railway into the Caledonian Railway the F&CJR agrees access with the Caledonian Railway to Stirling station.
01/08/1865Edinburgh and Glasgow RailwayNorth British Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway absorbed by North British Railway. (The Scottish Central Railway and Caledonian Railway are granted running powers over the former Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway main line.
01/12/1865Plean Colliery Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Line opened to minerals.
  /  /1866Highland Railway Scottish Central Railway
Highland Railway granted access to Perth Harbour over the former 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 and Callander [1st] engines operated from Stirling after 1865.
  /  /1870Scottish Central Railway
The North British Railway begins running Glasgow to Perth General services over the former Scottish Central Railway.
  /  /1873South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Authorisation to build a dock at South Alloa granted. Although not built wharves handling timber import were built.
  /  /1876Scottish Central Railway
Authorisation to relocate Muirhall Road, Larbert, further east to allow expansion and partial relocation of the station and quadrupling of a portion of the line.
  /  /1878Scottish Central Railway
Craigs Crossing, south of Stirling station (and Stirling Middle Junction), is authorised to be stopped up with the road lifted onto a road bridge.
11/08/1879Alloa Railway
Authorised to build a line from the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway), a swing bridge, Alloa Bridge, over the River Forth and line into Alloa.
  /  /1882Scottish Central Railway
Authorisation to buy land to expand Dunblane station.
27/04/1883North British Railway Alloa Railway South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
North British Railway given running powers over the Alloa Railway and South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway) from Alloa to Greenhill Junction but must guarantee a minimum of traffic worth £3000 annually.
  /  /1884South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Permission granted to double the branch from Alloa Junction to Dunmore Junction.
  /  /1884Fairmuir and Maryfield Goods (Scottish Central Railway)
Maryfield Goods extension of the Fairmuir Goods branch authorised. (Also known as Clepington for Clepington Road to the south.)
  /  /1884Fairmuir and Maryfield Goods (Scottish Central Railway)
Fairmuir Junction to Fairmuir Goods authorised. (Also known as Stobsmuir.)
01/10/1885Alloa Railway South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Line from Dunmore Junction to Alloa West Junction and swing bridge, Alloa Bridge opened. Caledonian Railway trains start to use Alloa [1st] station. Dunmore Junction to South Alloa closed to passengers. Alloa Goods [CR] opened.
01/10/1885Fairmuir and Maryfield Goods (Scottish Central Railway)
Fairmuir Goods branch opened from Fairmuir Junction.
13/07/1886South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa Junction to Dunmore Junction doubling completed.
  /  /1887Scottish Central Railway
Ashfield Tunnel (Mill of Ash Tunnel) authorised to be opened out.
01/02/1888Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Denny West Junction to Carmuirs West Junction opened. (In advance of the opening of the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway on 02/07/1888.)
  /  /1889Fairmuir and Maryfield Goods (Scottish Central Railway)
Extension of time for the Maryfield Goods branch.
  /  /1889Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Doubling of branch and Ingliston Goods extension authorised along with a curve to the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway (latter not built).
  /  /1889Scottish Central Railway
Authorisation to widen the line through Larbert and rebuild the station granted.
  /  /1889Scottish Central Railway Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Shore Road Level Crossing [CR] authorised to be replaced by road bridges and level crossing stopped up (short length of Shore Road survives on east side). Authorisation to expand Stirling station.
  /  /1889Scottish Central Railway
Agreement between Caledonian Railway and North British Railway to expand Stirling station.
01/03/1890Fairmuir and Maryfield Goods (Scottish Central Railway)
Maryfield Goods branch opened from Fairmuir Goods.
  /  /1891Scottish Central Railway Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Shore Road and Shore Road Level Crossing [CR] replaced by new road carried on bridges over line. Level crossing stopped up.
  /  /1892Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Powers for a curve allowing running from Denny onto the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway expire. Curve not built.
  /  /1892Scottish Central Railway
New Larbert station opened.
  /  /1896Scottish 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.
  /  /1897Caledonian Railway Scottish Central Railway
Widening of the railway at Greenhill authorised.
  /  /1898Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Doubling of Denny branch and extension to Ingliston Goods - extension of time to complete.
  /  /1899Scottish Central Railway Stirling and Dunfermline Railway Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Stirling remodelling - deviation of the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway (now owned by North British Railway) and Forth and Clyde Junction Railway authorised. The new deviation to be vested in the respective companies
  /  /1900Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Further extension of time allowed for doubling.
  /  /1902Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Further extension of time allowed for doubling.
  /  /1903Scottish Central Railway
Authorised to purchase land to the west of Stirling station.
  /  /1903Scottish Central Railway
Permission to acquire further land for Carsebreck, the curling club halt.
01/03/1904Scottish Central Railway
Plean station opens. The nearby settlement at Plean for the colliery, its coke ovens and by-products plant, is expanding.
  /10/1905Scottish Central Railway
Platforms authorised.
  /  /1907Scottish Central Railway
Authorisation to acquire further land for Stirling station enlargement and lengthening of the Shore Road bridge. New engine sheds authorised.
  /  /1909Scottish Central Railway
Coaling stage opened at Stirling Shed [CR].
  /  /1913Scottish Central Railway
Stirling station re-built by the Caledonian Railway.
01/01/1915Scottish Central Railway
Enlarged and rebuilt Stirling station opened.
15/05/1919Scottish Central Railway
Caledonian Railway agrees to sell water supply to the Bridge of Allan council.
28/03/1920Scottish Central Railway Crieff Junction Railway
Authorisation for a deviation of the Crieff Junction Railway at Gleneagles and reconstruction of the station.
28/07/1930Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Denny to Larbert (Bonnywater Junction) closed to passengers.
28/07/1930Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Denny Shed closed.
  /  /1935Scottish Central Railway
Stirling Shed [CR] coded 29B from Perth South Shed.
01/02/1935Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Larbert Junction to Kilsyth (New) to Kilsyth Junction closed to passengers.
  /  /1940Scottish Central Railway
Stirling Shed [CR] coded 31B from Balornock Shed.
  /  /1947Scottish Central Railway
Stirling Shed [CR] re-building begins as entrance arches need replacement.
  /  /1948Scottish Central Railway
Stirling Shed [CR] coded 63B from Perth South Shed.
  /  /1950Scottish Central Railway
Stirling Shed [CR] renamed Stirling South Shed.
  /  /1951Scottish Central Railway
New Stirling South Shed round-house is set-out with a turntable from Polmadie Shed, however the work is abandoned and demolished.
  /  /1956Scottish Central Railway
Plean closed.
  /  /1958Airth Colliery
The National Coal Board starts sinking a new mine by Airth station on the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway).
  /04/1960Scottish Central Railway
Stirling South Shed coded 65J as a sub-shed from Eastfield Shed.
  /  /1962Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A4 Pacifics introduced on the Aberdeen to Glasgow Buchanan Street 3 hour Grampian run.
  /  /1964Plean Colliery Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Branch closed.
13/06/1966Scottish Central Railway
Stirling South Shed closed to steam. Shortly afterwards the allocation is transferred to Grangemouth Shed and the shed closed.
03/09/1966Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A4 Pacifics from Aberdeen to Glasgow Buchanan Street withdrawn.
20/07/1967Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Denny West Junction to Carmuirs West Junction closed to all traffic.
06/11/1967Dundee and Newtyle Railway Fairmuir and Maryfield Goods (Scottish Central Railway)
Ninewells Junction (excluded) to Fairmuir Junction to Fairmuir Goods and Maryfield Goods closed to freight.
  /  /1968Scottish Central Railway
Perth Harbour branch closed.
29/01/1968Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa (Alloa West Junction) to Larbert (Alloa Junction) closed to passengers. Railbuses cease crossing the Alloa Bridge.
04/10/1971Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Denny to SSEB Bonnywater Electricity Siding (excluded) closed to freight.
03/04/1972Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
SSEB Bonnywater Electricity Siding to Larbert Junction (excluded) closed.
01/04/1978Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Throsk to Dunmore Junction to Alloa Junction closed to freight.
13/05/1985Scottish 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.
  /  /1986Scottish Central Railway
Polmaise Nos 3 and 4 Colliery line closed.
  /03/2000Scottish Central Railway
The out of use Polmaise signal box at the former Polmaise Junction is demolished.
  /02/2011Scottish Central Railway
With the withdrawal of a Freight Facilities Grant, Highland spring abandons plan for a depot at Blackford.
  /11/2011Scottish Central Railway
Local opposition to building a train maintenance depot at Polmaise (planned to have a 2016 opening).

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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Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
The Heaton - Glasgow Queen Street - Heaton high speed measurement train, comprising 43013 and 43014, seen at Greenhill Upper Junction on 22nd June ...
Douglas McPherson 22/06/2020
A pair of Class 156 units pass Greenhill Upper Junction in 1990, heading for Carmuirs.
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Bill Roberton //1990
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
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This was the Caledonian Railway^s plant producing creosote treated sleepers, opened 1876. 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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Caledonian Railway
37419 and 37402 Mossend - Inverness - Aberdeen - Inverness test train passing Broomhill, east of Greenhill, on Saturday 8th August 2020. ...
Douglas McPherson 08/08/2020
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
The 2J85 Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen St service approaching Greenhill Lower with 385035 and 385041. Taken during my daily permitted walk on 10th April ...
Douglas McPherson 10/04/2020
Track Inspection Unit 96001 (a former class 121) passes Greenhill Lower Junction in 2002.
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Bill Roberton //2002
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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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The Glasgow-Stirling line passes under the Forth and Clyde Canal here by means of this short double track tunnel. The line approaches in a cutting to either side, particularly to the west.
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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
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In 1882 the Caledonian Railway built a 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 east side of ...

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Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Carmuirs West Junction box viewed from the east. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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
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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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Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
ScotRail 158782 forming a mid-morning service from Dunblane takes thr Falkirk Grahamston route at Larbert Junction on 20 May 2015. ...
John Furnevel 20/05/2015
A Glasgow Queen Street - Alloa service approaching Larbert Junction in the spring of 2015. The train is on the climb north from Carmuirs West ...
John Furnevel 20/05/2015
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
158 720 heads north at Larbert Junction in July 1996.
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David Panton /07/1996
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This double track 14 arch masonry 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
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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.
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A Glasgow to Alloa service pulls out of Larbert on 5th August 2020. ...
David Panton 05/08/2020
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
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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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South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
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
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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
EWS 66124 heading south at Plean on 5 April with empty rail waggons. ...
Brian Forbes 05/04/2009
FSR 170 races north through Plean bound for Stirling with the 1140 Glasgow express. ...
Brian Forbes 25/05/2007
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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
A 477 propels a train south from Plean Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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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 favourite viewpoint now lost to electrification masts. An Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street service approaches the site of Bannockburn station on 5th ...
Mark Dufton 05/03/2017
A Newcraighall - Dunblane ScotRail service on the southern approach to Stirling on 28 May 2009, with Stirling Castle dominating the background. ...
John Furnevel 28/05/2009
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
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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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Polmaise Colliery Branch
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
The 1313 Dunblane - Glasgow Queen Street service heads south away from Stirling on 28 May 2009. ...
John Furnevel 28/05/2009
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
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 Callander - Glasgow train leaving Stirling on 23 May 1959 behind Jubilee 4-6-0 45727 Inflexible. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 23/05/1959
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Stirling in 1999 by which time the goods yard had been reduced to a single siding, now gone. ...
Ewan Crawford //1999
Stirling goods yard looking south. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Stirling goods yard looking south. The goods yard has been lifted. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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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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An Alloa to Glasgow service pulls into Stirling^s Platform 9 on 5 August 2020. ...
David Panton 05/08/2020
Stirling-Alloa is the only route in the country to enjoy a better service than before the pandemic. These are the times of the additional Alloa trains ...
John Yellowlees 05/08/2020
Stirling^s Platform 10 is little used and doesn^t have a departures screen. However the bloom of rust was knocked off the track on 5th August 2020 ...
David Panton 05/08/2020
Instructions on how to open a manual train door are I suppose understandable these days, but this? You do wonder how people who need to be told this ...
David Panton 26/09/2019
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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
A northbound train photographed shortly after leaving Stirling on 26 August 1950 behind V3 2-6-2T 67669. The train is en route to Edinburgh via Alloa ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 26/08/1950
170394 enters Stirling, passing the North signalbox and the Down home signal on 23rd August 2017. This and the Down starter are the last semaphore ...
Bill Roberton 25/08/2017
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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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Forth and Clyde Junction Railway


Crossing the Forth just north of Stirling. ...
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More Forth Bridges ... Caley left and NB right. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Southbound train crossing the viaduct north of Stirling. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
EWS 67002 brings the 09.27 Aberdeen - Mossend empty parcels vans across the Forth Viaduct at Stirling in November 2006. ...
John Furnevel 12/11/2006
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Inverness train heading north from Stirling through Cornton. This is the view from the footbridge south of the Easter Cornton Level Crossing. The ...
Ewan Crawford //
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 foot crossing is south of the better known LC between Stirling and Bridge of Allan. It is under threat of closure, possibly influenced by a ...
David Panton 24/02/2017
^Cornton No 2^ seems to be the preferred name of this foot crossing in Stirling, south of the far more conspicuous Cornton Level Crossing. According ...
David Panton 05/02/2020
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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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A Dunblane to Edinburgh service rushes over Cornton Crossing on 27 November 2019. The houses are the first and last in Bridge of Allan, while Stirling ...
David Panton 27/11/2019
The level crossing at Cornton on 1st August 2016. Network Rail is seeking to close the existing vehicle and foot crossings at Cornton and replace them ...
Colin McDonald 01/08/2016
A quick grabshot taken while walking (briskly) across the line at Cornton on 1st August 2016. Before the railway through Stirling is electrified in ...
Colin McDonald 01/08/2016
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
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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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170426 travels north at Bridge of Allan heading for Dunblane in November 2018. ...
John McIntyre 24/11/2018
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
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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 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
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
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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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Scene just south of Dunblane in June 1966 as 44722 hurries north light engine. ...
Colin Miller /06/1966
Black 5 no 44722 heads north light engine between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan in June 1966. ...
Colin Miller /06/1966
73149 with a northbound express between Bridge of Allan and Dunblane in June 1966.
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Colin Miller /06/1966
60009 Union of South Africa has just cleared Kippenross Tunnel and crossed Mill o^ Keir Viaduct south of Dunblane in June 1965 hauling one of ...
Colin Miller /06/1965
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This double track tunnel is to the south of Dunblane. The tunnel is 600 yds long.
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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
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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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Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway
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
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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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Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway


This is a double track skewed four arch viaduct north of Dunblane station and Dunblane Junction. The overall length is around 240 ft.
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Aberdeen-Glasgow Express approaching Dunblane C.R. 4-4-0 14500 & Comp 1190. Circa 1934. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow //1934
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
Aberdeen-Glasgow Express near Dunblane. C.R. 4-4-0 14499. Circa 1934 ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow //1934
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
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This tunnel was north of Allanwater Viaduct, itself to the north of Dunblane station, and south of Barbush Viaduct.
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68001 heads north from Dunblane with the daily Grangemouth - Aberdeen
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Bill Roberton 28/02/2016
A Brush Type 4 descends towards Dunblane with a train in 1980. ...
John Robin //1980
The 10am Dundee - Glasgow Buchanan Street approaching Dunblane on 27 July 1965. Locomotive in charge is 73146, one of the St Rollox stud of Caprotti ...
G W Robin 27/07/1965
In 2011, the survival of the remaining through Inverness-London services was called into question. An earlier casualty had been the Inverness-Euston ...
Mark Dufton /04/1987
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This double track three span girder viaduct, north of Dunblane station, crosses the Allan Water. It is located between the former Laigh Hill Tunnel (to the south) and Ashfield Viaduct (north).
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Sign on the River Allan at Ashfield to warn canoes about scaffolding on Barbush Viaduct downstream. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/05/2006
Barbush Viaduct undergoing repairs. Looking north. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/05/2006
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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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5D03, the empty parcels vans from Aberdeen to Motherwell TMD pass Ashfield. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/05/2006
A northbound Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen service is about to pass the southbound Highland Chieftan at Ashfield (north of Dunblane) on ...
Mark Dufton 18/11/2012
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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
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
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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
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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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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
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
Northbound on the approach to Blackford with a Grangemouth to Aberdeen service on 17th October 2019. ...
Ewan Crawford 17/10/2019
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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.
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Crieff Junction Railway
Gleneagles Station and Gleneagles Hotel Branch (Caledonian Railway)


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 ...

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Gleneagles Station and Gleneagles Hotel Branch (Caledonian Railway)
DRS 66433 enters Gleneagles with the daily Grangemouth - Aberdeen intermodal on 7th May 2019.
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Bill Roberton 07/05/2019
The down Granite City arrives at Gleneagles on 30 April 1956. Locomotive in charge is BR Standard class 5 4-6-0 no 73120. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 30/04/1956
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
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The summit of the line between Stirling and Perth was just south of Gleneagles station at 422 ft.
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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
Signal for the up siding at Auchterarder in 1990. ...
Ewan Crawford //1990
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
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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
The Great Britain IV approaches Whitemoss LC with the Inverness to Glasgow leg of the tour. ...
John Robin 20/04/2011
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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
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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
Statesman^s ^Lochs and Glens^ railtour to Inverness passing Forteviot on 20 October 2012 powered by WCRC 47826 on the front and with the newly ...
John McIntyre 20/10/2012
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This station was north of the village of Forgandenny and west of Forgandenny Viaduct.
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A ^no holds barred^ St Rollox crew, it would seem, in charge of one of their Caprotti fives, number 73152, as it accelerates flat out towards ...
Robin McGregor 17/07/1965
Black 5 45029 at speed near Forgandenny, on the 13.35 Saturdays only
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Robin McGregor 17/07/1965
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Train passing over the Forgandenny Viaduct. View looks towards Perth. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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
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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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Strathearn Junction Railway (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
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
An Alphaline liveried 158 approaches Hilton Junction on the Edinburgh line on 5 June. ...
Brian Forbes 05/06/2009
The 1613 Perth - Glasgow Queen Street seen shortly after passing Hilton Junction on 5 June. The Earn Bridge on the E&NR is behind the train.
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Brian Forbes 05/06/2009
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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.
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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
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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
Boy on a buffer stop. A young fan takes a seat in the front stalls as Black 5 44702 runs south over Friarton Level Crossing, three quarters of a mile ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/04/1955
A new footbridge was installed at the former level crossing site Friarton, Perth, when it was closed up in the early 1960s. ...
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The Royal Scotsman passing Perth South on 11 October.
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Brian Forbes 11/10/2010
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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 //
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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
The interior of 63A. One of my projects is to identify the function of each room. I believe this to be the fitters shop, the bricked up door once ...
Gary Straiton 21/12/2017
Black Five 45478 at Perth^s coaling tower in the early ^60s. ...
Aitken Scott //
McIntosh 0-4-4T 55204 seen close to the ash disposal plant at Perth South Shed in early the 1960s. ...
Aitken Scott //
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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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Perth General Enlargement (Perth Station Committee (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Highland Railway))
Dundee and Perth Railway


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
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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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Dundee and Perth Railway
Pickersgill ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54500 approaching Perth on 16 April 1955 with a train from Alloa. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/04/1955
Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 no 45496 leaving the north goods loop south of Perth station with a lengthy freight on 16 April 1955.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/04/1955
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
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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
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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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Dundee and Perth Railway
The 7.15am Buchanan Street - Aberdeen approaching Perth on 16 April 1955. Locomotive in charge is Black 5 4-6-0 no 45165. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/04/1955
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
The up Highland Chieftain, in classic BR InterCity livery, pulls away from the Perth stop in July 1992. ...
John Furnevel 16/07/1992
DRS 66431 takes the Dundee line with the 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen Craiginches intermodal on 25 June. ...
Bill Roberton 25/06/2017
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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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Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Dundee and Perth Railway
Perth station is a bit of a museum, and long may it continue. This specimen is from the BR corporate era. The ^buffet^ would then have been the ...
David Panton 18/12/2019
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
A Railway Heritage Trust plaque was unveiled today by Bill Reeve of Transport Scotland at Perth Station on the northern block which has been ...
John Yellowlees 20/01/2020
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
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