Lochee

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Lochee (1861-1955)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Improvement (Scottish Central Railway).


Description

This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The main station building was on the northbound platform. The loop ran west to Gibb's Lane and east over High Street to Lochee Goods, Camperdown Linen Works and the line north to Baldovan. The main station building had a canopy.

The station was on a curve and a tall signal box 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.

The station building still stands, rebuilt in 1972 as the Lochee Burns Club. The building is stone built and striking with an unusual rough hewn arrangement of the courses. It has been extended to the south.

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


Tags

Station

External links

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