Hatton Incline

Location type


Name and dates

Hatton Incline (1831-1865)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.


This incline was 3000 ft long with a gradient of 1 in 13. Newtyle [1st] station was at the north end and, climbing to the south east, the engine house at Hatton Engine House was reached.

With modernisation of the line to allow locomotives to run throughout the incline was replaced, in 1868, by a new deviation to the west. This served a new Newtyle [2nd] station, the original being left on a branch and converted into a goods station.

Two other inclines existed on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway, the Law Incline and the Balbeuchly Incline.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

03/04/1832Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Line full opened. At Dundee it is extended down the Law Incline to Dundee Ward Road and at Hatton it is extended down the Hatton Incline to Newtyle [1st]. Additional Cross Roads station opened on existing line to the north of the Law.


Dundee and Newtyle Railway Including the Alyth and Blairgowrie Branches (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Railways of Dundee (Oakwood Library of Railway History)