Auchterhouse [2nd]

Location type


Name and dates

Auchterhouse [2nd] (1860-1955)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway).


This was a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track line. The main station building was at the west end of the westbound platform and there was a signal box (1892) midway along the eastbound. The platforms were staggered, the northbound extending further west.

There was a goods yard south of the station, approached from the east.

The station replaced Auchterhouse [1st] which was immediately to its north. The station required replacement as the old station was bypassed by a new alignment which avoided the Balbeuchly Incline in 1860.

The station closed to passengers in 1955. The goods yard was a terminus, from Dundee, from 1958 as the line north was closed. The yard, box and line closed in 1965.

The site remained vacant and was used for tipping for many years after closure. It is now a house. The nearby road bridge over the west end of the station remains intact.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Dundee and Newtyle Railway Including the Alyth and Blairgowrie Branches (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
Getting around Old Dundee
Railways of Dundee (Oakwood Library of Railway History)