Auchterhouse [2nd]

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Auchterhouse [2nd] (1860-1955)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Improvement (Scottish Central Railway).

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


Description

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 midway along the eastbound.

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


Tags

Station

External links

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