Colliston

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Colliston (1848-1955)

Opened on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway.

Description

This was a station with two staggered platforms. The northbound platform was north of the level crossing on the west side, with the goods yard to the east (served from the north), and the southbound platform to the south of the crossing on the east side. A footbridge, south of the road, crossed the line. This had two sets of stairs at its east end (one from the roadway and another from the platform) and a single flight down to the roadway, and northbound platform, at its west end. The signal box was on the east side of the line north of the level crossing.

The station was probably build to serve Letham Grange Hotel, a large house now a hotel, which is not far off. Colliston is to the west.

The southbound line was lifted in 1936 before closure, the box was reduced to a gate box as a result. The station closed to passengers in 1955. It closed to the south in 1959, becoming the terminus of a goods line from Guthrie Junction (the box probably closed in 1956 when the junction at St Vigeans Junction was taken out).

Colliston was used to store surplus carriages around this time.

Complete closure was in 1965.

North of the level crossing is a house, the former station house, and a garden. To the south the trackbed is a footpath or cyclepath and the southbound platform remains.

Local

Letham Grange was not far east of the station. It became the Letham Grange Hotel. Back in 1995 the hotel asked for a page, there being no other mentioning of the name 'Letham Grange' on the internet.

The hotel is not presently open (2018), but the golf course remains. Letham Grange Golf Club

Tags

Station staggered platforms footpath

External links

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


Dates

24/11/1838Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Opened partly with horse haulage. Stations opened at: Arbroath (Catherine Street), Colliston, Leysmill.
05/12/1955Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Arbroath (St Vigeans Junction) to Forfar (Guthrie Junction) closed to passengers. Colliston, Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Clocksbriggs closed.
25/01/1965Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Colliston to Guthrie Junction (excluded) closed to goods.