Tay Bridge (North British Railway)

Introduction

This was the second Tay Bridge which replaced the collapsed bridge. Modifications were required to the approach lines to the former bridge. The current bridge is double track whereas the Tay Bridge [1st] was single.






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Dundee to Wormit

This was a two platform station at the north end of the Tay Bridge. The station remains largely intact and the southbound station building is used by engineers for maintenance of the bridge. The platforms are timber. The station extends out over Riverside Drive, which was originally known as the Esplanade. The station dates from the second bridge, the original had no station here.
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Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway)
ScotRail 170413 photographed shortly after leaving Dundee station with an afternoon service to Edinburgh on 20 September 2007. The DMU is running west ...
John Furnevel 20/09/2007
170429 descends from the Tay Bridge, through the remains of Dundee Esplanade Station (closed October 1939), to meet the Perth line at Dundee Central ...
Colin Miller 26/06/2019
Tayport bound train on the Tay Bridge in 1961. ...
David Murray-Smith //1961
The bridge works and road works almost appear to merge on Dundee Esplanade on 20 September 2007, as a northbound train comes off the bridge on the ...
John Furnevel 20/9/2007
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This double track girder viaduct is the longest viaduct in the United Kingdom at 10,711 ft. It crosses the River Tay between Wormit and Dundee.
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An unidentified Class 170 crosses the Tay Bridge into Dundee on the 11th July 2019. Taken from the V&A viewing balcony, which may offer a good photo ...
Iain Teaz 11/07/2019
The Tay Bridge, seen from Wormit, as an Aberdeen to Kings Cross LNER HST makes its way south on 24th August 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 24/08/2018
Tay Bridge seen from a train crossing over it. North end. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Scottish Inter city logos on the two power cars, but as yet unliveried coaches, on an Aberdeen to Edinburgh HST service on 21st March 2019. ...
Gordon Steel 21/03/2019
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This junction opened shortly after the new Tay Bridge opened in 1887. The junction was between the main line to the south and the local line to Newport.
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Aberdeen to Edinburgh train crossing the bridge showing a fine view of the southern approach to Dundee. ...
Brian Forbes /07/2006
Tay Bridge South signal box in May 2005. ...
John Furnevel 16/05/2005
Turbostar 170395 approaches Tay Bridge South signal box with a Scotrail service for Edinburgh on 24th August 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 24/08/2018
A Dundee-Edinburgh train about to leave the Tay Bridge on 16 May 2005 and run past Tay Bridge South box. ...
John Furnevel 16/05/2005
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Wormit Station

This junction opened shortly after the new Tay Bridge opened in 1887. The junction was between the main line to the south and the local line to Newport.
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Aberdeen to Edinburgh train crossing the bridge showing a fine view of the southern approach to Dundee. ...
Brian Forbes /07/2006
Tay Bridge South signal box in May 2005. ...
John Furnevel 16/05/2005
Turbostar 170395 approaches Tay Bridge South signal box with a Scotrail service for Edinburgh on 24th August 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 24/08/2018
A Dundee-Edinburgh train about to leave the Tay Bridge on 16 May 2005 and run past Tay Bridge South box. ...
John Furnevel 16/05/2005
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This was a two platform station at the south end of the Tay Bridge and start of the Newport Railway. The line became single track as it ran east to Tayport.
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The blocked west portal of the bridge under Riverside Road which carried the original east curve approach to the first Tay Bridge. When the bridge was ...
Mark Bartlett 24/08/2018
View west towards the Tay Bridge from Wormit. A tunnel mouth is on the left, the alignment to the second bridge. The earlier approach to the first ...
Bill Roberton //1994
Edinburgh train leaving the south end of the Tay Bridge on 12 February. ...
Brian Forbes 12/02/2008
Looking north over the Wormit tennis courts and the River Tay to Dundee Law on 12 January. ...
Brian Forbes 12/01/2008
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