Clocksbriggs

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Clocksbriggs (1848-1955)

Opened on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station on the Strathmore main line with the main station building on the northbound platform and a level crossing at the west end.

There was a goods yard on the north side of the station's east end, approached from the east.

The signal box was located by the level crossing on the east side of the road and south side of the line.

The railway was the Arbroath and Forfar Railway of 1839. It had seen the 5 ft 6 in gauge altered to standard gauge in 1847 and had been on the main line to the north from 1848.

The station closed to passengers in 1955. The signal box remained open until the railway closed completely in 1967.

The station building is now in use as a house. Recent alterations have changed the appearance making the original layout less obvious; the northern portion of the building is the original.

Later an oil depot to the west of the level crossing and north of the line was served by by reversing from the east (Clocksbriggs Oil Sidings).

03/07/2019

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Station


Dates

04/12/1838Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Leysmill to Forfar officially opened. Stations opened at: Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Auldbar Road, Clocksbriggs, Forfar (Playfield).
01/01/1917Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Clocksbriggs closed.
01/06/1919Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Clocksbriggs re-opened.
05/12/1955Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Arbroath (St Vigeans Junction) to Forfar (Guthrie Junction) closed to passengers. Colliston, Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Clocksbriggs closed.