Barnhill Carriage Sidings

Location type


Name and dates

Barnhill Carriage Sidings

Opened on the Dundee and Perth Railway.


This set of sidings was on the west side of the line at the east end of the Tay Viaduct [Perth].

The sidings were approached via a headshunt. A train entering the headshunt from Perth would reverse into the sidings.

In addition there was a single siding on the east side.

Barnhill Signal Box is just to the south, on the west side of the line. This was the site of Barnhill [P&DR], the temporary terminus of the line before the bridge over the River Tay was completed. Today the box controls the end of the double track from Dundee and beginning of the single track over the Tay Viaduct [Perth] which redoubles at Perth station.


Sidings carriage sidings


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

Railways of Dundee (Oakwood Library of Railway History)