Lochee

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Lochee (1861-1955)

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

Description

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.

Tags

Station

External links

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



Nearby stations
Lochee West
Offset at Back of Law
Cross Roads
Magdalen Green
Ninewells Junction [Station]
Dundee Ward Road
Dundee Esplanade
Baldovan and Downfield
Liff
Dundee West
Dundee
Dundee Trades Lane
Dundee East
Invergowrie
Baldragon
Camperdown Jute and Hemp Works
Lochee Goods
Fairmuir Junction
Charleston Quarry
Law Tunnel
Law Incline
Fairmuir Goods
Esplanade Junction Signal Box
Ninewells Junction
Dundee Ward Road Shed
Seabraes Shed
Dundee West Shed
Buckingham Junction
Dundee Central Junction
Tourist/other
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.


Dates

10/01/1955Newtyle, Eassie and Glamiss RailwayDundee and Newtyle Railway
Alyth Junction to Dundee West closed to passengers. Newtyle [2nd], Auchterhouse [2nd], Dronley, Baldragon, Baldovan and Downfield, Lochee, Liff closed.