Location type


Name and dates

Baldragon (1831-1956)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.


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. It was suggested this was the longest wooden platform in Scotland.

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.



External links

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

Nearby stations
Baldovan and Downfield
Balbeuchley Foot
Balbeuchley Top
Lochee West
Offset at Back of Law
Dundee Ward Road
Auchterhouse [2nd]
Auchterhouse [1st]
Ninewells Junction [Station]
Dundee Trades Lane
Dundee East
Baldragon Farm (New)
Baldragon Farm (Old)
Rose Mill
Rosemill Siding
Baldovan Industrial School
Auchrie Quarry Siding
Rosemill Loop
Downfield [Tram]
Rose Mill Quarry
Auchrie Quarry
Dighty Water Bridge [2nd]
Dighty Water Bridge [1st]
Baldragon Level Crossing
Strathmartine Hospital
Rosemill Level Crossing
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Chronology Dates

16/12/1831Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Line partially opened from Law Engine House to Hatton Engine House with stations at Dundee Top of the Law, Baldovan, Baldragon, Balbeuchley Foot, Balbeuchley Top, Auchterhouse [1st] and Hatton Engine House. Stationary engines for inclines were provided by J&C Carmichael, Ward Foundry. At this time only the Balbeuchley Incline was in operation. Line horse operated.
  /  /1894Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Strathmartine Level Crossing, east of Baldragon station, authorised to be stopped up (not done).
  /  /1907Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Approval to improve the railway alignment and purchase land at Baldragon.
10/01/1955Newtyle and Glammis Railway
Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Alyth Junction to Dundee West closed to passengers. Newtyle [2nd], Auchterhouse [2nd], Dronley, Baldragon, Baldovan and Downfield, Lochee, Liff closed.


Dundee and Newtyle Railway Including the Alyth and Blairgowrie Branches (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Railways of Dundee (Oakwood Library of Railway History)