Location type


Name and dates

Lochee (1861-1955)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway).


This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The main station building was on the northbound platform. The building is stone built and striking with an unusual rough hewn arrangement of the courses, seemingly random it is laid out on a grid. The architect was James Gowans. The main station building had a canopy. He also designed Creetown's main building, also opened 1861.

The loop ran west to Gibb's Lane and east over High Street to Lochee Goods, Camperdown Jute and Hemp Works and the line north to Baldovan.

The station was on a curve and a tall signal box (1893) was built on the westbound platform, high enough to see over the footbridge.

The station was on the deviation opened in 1861 to replace the Law Incline and Law Tunnel approach to Dundee Ward Road. The deviation joined the Dundee and Perth Railway at Ninewells Junction and trains ran on to Dundee West.

Closure to passengers was in 1955. The line remained in operation until 1967 for goods, latterly access to Fairmuir Goods and Maryfield Goods. The loop and box remained in use until the end.

The station building still stands, rebuilt in 1972 as the Lochee Burns Club. It has been extended to the south.

To the east the west abutment of the bridge over the main road remains.



External links

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

Nearby stations
Lochee West
Offset at Back of Law
Magdalen Green
Ninewells Junction [Station]
Dundee Ward Road
Dundee Esplanade
Baldovan and Downfield
Dundee West
Dundee Trades Lane
Dundee East
Camperdown Jute and Hemp Works
Lochee Goods
Kingsway West Siding
Fairmuir Junction
Offset at Back of Law Workshops
Charleston Quarry
Law Tunnel
Kings Cross Bakery
Law Incline Engine
Blackness Foundry
Engineering Works
Law Incline
Stobsmuir Junction
Dundee Law
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

James Gowans

James Gowans designed his own houses. His 'Rockville' in Napier Road, Edinburgh was more extraordinary than the station buildings, being described as 'The Pagoda'. Although demolished the boundary wall, with similar seemingly random but with a geometrically complex pattern laid out on a grid, still stands on the north west and north east corners of the intersection of Napier Road and Spylaw Road. 'Rockville' was replaced with 'The Limes' where unusual gateposts still stand.

Chronology Dates

  /  /1861Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Deviation from Ninewells Junction to by Fairmuir Junction opened. Liff, Victoria [Dundee], Lochee stations opened.
10/01/1955Newtyle and Glammis Railway
Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Alyth Junction to Dundee West closed to passengers. Newtyle [2nd], Auchterhouse [2nd], Dronley, Baldragon, Baldovan and Downfield, Lochee, Liff closed.

News items

11/02/2023From litter-strewn Lochee railway track to celebrated nature reserve The Miley turns 30 [The Courier]
24/11/2021Major change proposed at derelict Dundee jute mill with plans for 54 homes [The Courier]
17/11/2021The magnificent lost Edinburgh mansion that was mistaken for a Chinese pagoda [Edinburgh Live]
21/10/2021Up in smoke: When Dundee's last tram journey ended in a bonfire [The Courier]


Dundee and Newtyle Railway Including the Alyth and Blairgowrie Branches (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
Getting around Old Dundee
Railways of Dundee (Oakwood Library of Railway History)