Baldragon

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Baldragon (1831-1956)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.

Description

The former line rests on a embankment with a retaining wall here, it is best seen from the north. Encroachment of housing on the north west of the station site has obliterated the goods yard.

As described in the Ordnance Survey Name Book

A house on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway, West of Baldragon Farmhouse kept as a Railway station by the Dundee and Newtyle Railway Company.


The original stone passenger platform was on the south side of the line and, so far, this has not been built over.

The goods yard was approached by rail from the south and was on the north side of the line. It was west of the platform.

The station was rebuilt and a level crossing to the east taken out. A loop was opened west of the platform and the goods yard expanded to the west. The first houses on Hillview Terrace now occupy its site and the former approach to the passenger station. A new timber passenger platform was provided on the north side, opposite the original platform, and had a timber building with a canopy.

The trackbed, going east, is a dirt path as far as the former level crossing. There is a buttressed retaining wall to support the trackbed.

Going west the trackbed is occupied by Hillview Terrace and then becomes a footpath again as it runs to Rosemill Siding.

Tags

Station

External links

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

Dates

  /  /1907Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Approval to improve the railway alignment and purchase land at Baldragon.
10/01/1955Newtyle, Eassie and Glamiss RailwayDundee and Newtyle Railway
Alyth Junction to Dundee West closed to passengers. Newtyle [2nd], Auchterhouse [2nd], Dronley, Baldragon, Baldovan and Downfield, Lochee, Liff closed.