Dovecotland Junction

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Dovecotland Junction (1848-1962)

Opened on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.
Opened on the Perth General Enlargement (Perth Station Committee (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Highland Railway)).


This signal box was on the west side of the line south of the Long Causeway road bridge.

It was at the northern end of the goods bypass line which started to the south at Edinburgh Road Bridge Junction. The box opened in 1886, the great rebuilding of Perth station and approaches, the box replaced an earlier box and layout.

To the south of the box the lines were, from west to east:
- the approach to Perth Shed [HR] - the goods bypass
- passenger lines to Perth station
- Earlsdyke Coal Depot
To the north, on either side of the line and approached from the north were, from west to east:
- Dovecotland Goods - a continuation of the northbound goods line
- the main line
- Perth North Goods all of which lines merged to the north at Balhousie Junction.

The box closed in 1962, replaced by Perth Power Box. With this the goods bypass was extended as two lines a little further north to Balhousie Junction, bringing it closer to Perth New Yard.

Of these lines none now remain except for the double track main line.


Junction signal box


Dovecotland Box


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