The Montrose area in 1959 as shown on OS 7th Series Sheet 30. How many rail travellers over the years have been disorientated by Montrose Basin, making it look as if the sea is on the wrong side? The rail system was still intact, though Montrose Caledonian station is incorrectly shown as open to passengers when it had closed 25 years earlier! Kinnaber Junction, the effective winning post of the 1895 rail races to Aberdeen, is the one next to the Mental Hospital. That bane of the main line, the single track section between Montrose South and Usan (so it was built, so it remains) is laid bare. Crown Copyright 1959.

Location: Montrose

Original line: Maps

Photographer: David Panton

Contact photographer: David Panton

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Date: 1959

Image number: 32144

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