Glasgow Road Junction

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Glasgow Road Junction (1886-1962)

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


This junction is at the north end of Perth. Today this is where the lines from platform 7 and the holding sidings on the west side meet those from platform 4 and 3 on the east side, which have just passed under the station road entry ramp. The combined lines heading north pass under the Glasgow Road Bridge.

The junction largely dates from the 1886 reconstruction although line did fan out here on the northern approach to the station prior to that.

The 1886 signal box (replacing an older one) was on the west side of the line immediately south of the Glasgow Road bridge. On the west side of the main lines from the station were the double track goods lines which ran from Edinburgh Road Junction to the south to Dovecotland Junction to the north.

North of the Glasgow Road bridge was Perth Glasgow Road, the ticket platform was trains entering Perth from the north. This was alongside the south main. This location sometimes flooded.

To the west was Perth Central Goods (the North British Railway goods yard, which was not directly connected, and to the north west Perth Shed [HR] (the Highland Railway locomotive shed, also not directly connected.

The signal box closed in 1962 during the Perth resignalling, replaced by Perth Power Box.


Junction signal box


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