Location type


Name and dates

Careston (1895-1952)

Opened on the Forfar and Brechin Railway.


Located in a rural location to the north of Careston this was a two platform station with a passing loop and the main station building on the westbound platform.

The goods yard was to the south and approached from the west.

The signal box, opened with the line, was at the west end of the westbound platform.

The station closed to passengers in 1952 and after 1958 the line east to Brechin was closed and signal box reduced to a ground frame. The signal box was replaced with a ground frame in 1959. After a while as a goods terminus the line closed in 1964.

Following closure the station remained in a good state of repair for some considerable time. The site became a scrapyard. The building in particular remained in a slightly run down but still standing and in use condition until the mid 1990s. A bridge still stands to the east end which crossed the line.

The station building has unfortunately been demolished, platforms infilled and a house now occupies the site.

Careston Castle is to the south.


Station terminus

External links

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


01/06/1895Forfar and Brechin Railway
Opened for passengers from Brechin to Forfar South Junction with stations at Careston, Tannadice and Justinhaugh.
04/08/1952Forfar and Brechin Railway
Brechin to Forfar South Junction (excluded) closed to passengers. Careston, Tannadice and Justinhaugh closed to passengers.
17/03/1958Forfar and Brechin Railway
Brechin (excluded) to Careston (excluded) closed to freight
07/09/1964Forfar and Brechin Railway
Careston to Justinhaugh (excluded) closed to freight.


Brechin 1901: Forfarshire Sheet 28.13 (Old O.S. Maps of Forfarshire)

OS Explorer Map (389) Forfar, Brechin and Edzell (OS Explorer Paper Map) (OS Explorer Active Map)
The Railways of Strathmore (Perth, Forfar and Brechin)