Auldbar Road

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Auldbar Road (1848-1956)

Opened on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station by Balgavies Loch.

The platforms were to the west of a road overbridge and the goods yard was to the east. The goods sidings, on either side of the line, were approached from the west. The signal box was on the north side of the line in the goods yard.

The station closed to passengers in 1956. The signal box closed in 1966 and the line closed in 1967.

There was a station house at street level, above the station, on the north side of the line and east side of the road. This still stands as a private house. It has a little in common with the now removed building at Alyth Junction, a large bay window. The signal box ('C listed) still stands too, on the north side of the line at a lower level, east of the road bridge.

The station is in great condition given how long it has been closed.

Tags

Station

Aliases

Auldbar Road for Letham

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map


Dates

04/12/1838Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Leysmill to Forfar officially opened. Stations opened at: Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Auldbar Road, Clocksbriggs, Forfar [1st].
11/06/1956Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Auldbar Road closed.