Camno Crossing

Location type

Name and dates

Camno Crossing (1848-1982)

Opened on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.


This level crossing was located between Ardler Junction (to the west) and Alyth Junction (to the east) on the Strathmore Main Line.

A crossing keeper's hut (somewhat rare) and railway cottage remain on the east side of the minor road here (south of the former double track railway alignment).

A short distance to the south the Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway crossed the road (a single line crossing by means of a bridge - possibly a level crossing originally). The bridge was demolished not long after closure of the Ardler Junction to Newtyle Junction alignment.

The Camno Burn skirts the main line on its northern edge.

It's an interesting curiosity that the main line had a level crossing whilst the minor line, admittedly at a slightly higher level, crossed by means of a bridge.


Level crossing


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

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Tayside's Last Days of Steam
The Railways of Strathmore (Perth, Forfar and Brechin)