Balgowan

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Balgowan (1866-1951)

Opened on the Crieff and Methven Junction Railway.


Description

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. 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.


Tags

Station

External links

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