Newtyle [1st]

This building is often detailed as 'The Original station at Newtyle.' I am inclined to agree that the location of the 'Old' station is on the original site of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway at its northern terminus in Strathmore.

If it is the original building, it does appear to have been very heavily modified. Some years ago I discovered on-line an illustration of an engraving which depicts the 'Railway Station at Newtyle.' This illustration was included in FORFARSHIRE ILLUSTRATED … a volume which was published by Gershom Cumming in Dundee in 1843. In this engraving the location, railway alignment and adjacent buildings are as we would expect them to be - the adjacent building still exist today. However the station building illustrated in the engraving appears to predate that which we know today suggesting the structure was either remodelled or re-built before the mid 19th century. John R Hume's, The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland : vol 2 [B.T.Batsford, London 1977] quotes the station to have been rebuilt - c 1836. Perhaps the Gershom Cumming engraving shows the terminus in its original state?
The image is to be found here - Getty Images. [Editor's note - it may have been re-built around the time of conversion to a goods shed, but can anyone shed any further light on this?]

Location: Newtyle [1st]

Company: Dundee and Newtyle Railway

Photographer: Colin Martin

Contact photographer: Colin Martin

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Date: 24/06/2017

Image number: 59926


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