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


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] closed to passengers. Stations Methven Junction, Balgowan, Madderty, Abercairney, Innerpeffray closed.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways

Branch Lines of Strathearn: Tourists, Tatties and Trains

Forgotten Railways: Scotland