Dovecotland Goods

Location type

Sidings


Name and dates

Dovecotland Goods

Opened on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.


Description

This goods yard was on the north side of the Perth High Street road bridge. It was located on the west side of the line, both goods lines and passenger lines, and Perth Goods [CR]. The yard was used by the Highland Railway.

In 1890 an agreement was reached with the Highland Railway company for used of land at Dovecotland.

The yard had a loading bank on the west side, several marshalling sidings, a large goods shed with loading banks and further marshalling sidings on the east side. It was well equipped with cranes. Approach was from the north, from Balhousie Junction.

One siding was for McCash & Son's . This was on the west side of the depot.

By the time of the 1962 re-signalling the yard was a permanent way depot.

By the late 1980s only a single siding, the Tulloch Oil Siding, remained at the north end of the site. This was a Shell-Mex siding.

The site has various business uses today.

03/11/2019

Tags

Goods permanent way

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map