Location type


Name and dates

Balgowan (1866-1951)

Opened on the Crieff and Methven Junction Railway.


This was a one platform station on the single track line. There was a timber station building on the platform, on the south side of the line.

The goods yard, with a loop, and three sidings ans signal box, was to the east of the station on the south side of the line.

To the west was a level crossing with a substantial crossing keeper's cottage.

The box was not a block post and closed in 1895, replaced with a ground frame. There was a navy store alongside the station during the Second World War. The station closed to passengers in 1951 and the line closed in 1967.

The site was cleared after closure and is now partly a sewage works. Despite house building, on a site formerly used to the south of the station, the station site remains largely clear.

The crossing cottage remain standing, in use as a private house.

Balgowan House was about half a mile to the north of the station.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

21/05/1866Crieff and Methven Junction Railway
Opened. Stations Methven Junction, Balgowan, Madderty, Abercairney, Innerpeffray opened.
01/10/1951Crieff and Methven Junction Railway
Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Perth (Almond Valley Junction) (excluded) to Crieff [2nd] (excluded) closed to passengers. Stations Ruthven Road, Almondbank, Tibbermuir, Methven Junction, Balgowan, Madderty, Abercairney, Innerpeffray closed.
11/09/1967Crieff and Methven Junction Railway
Crieff [1st] to Perth Inveralmond Distillery (excluded) closed to freight. Crieff [1st] and Balgowan closed to goods.


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