Methven Junction

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Methven Junction (1866-1951)

Opened on the Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway.
Opened on the Crieff and Methven Junction Railway.

Description

This was a three platform station with up and down platforms on the Crieff [2nd] to Perth line and a single platform for the branch This was an exchange platform station. The lines meeting here were single track.

The Methven branch was the original 1858 line from Perth, this junction station opening in 1866 when the line was extended west to Crieff [1st].

There was a footbridge between the two Crieff platforms. There was a small shelter on the westbound platform and a larger building between the eastbound platform and branch platform, at their western end.

Opposite the branch platform was a loading bank and pair of sidings, approached from the east.

The signal box was at the east end on the south side of the junction.

A shuttle service operated between the Methven terminus and the junction, operated by a Sentinel-Cammell steam railcar in London, Midland and Scottish Railway days.

The Methven branch closed to passengers in 1937. The station closed in 1951. The signal box closed in 1962, and loop decommissioned, to be replaced with a ground frame. The Methven branch closed in 1965. The railway closed altogether in 1967.

The location is now in farmland.

Tags

Station junction

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
10/03/2021

Dates

21/05/1866Crieff and Methven Junction Railway
Opened. Stations Methven Junction, Balgowan, Madderty, Abercairney, Innerpeffray opened.
27/09/1937Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Methven to Methven Junction closed to passengers.
01/10/1951Crieff and Methven Junction Railway Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Perth (Almond Valley Junction) (excluded) to Crieff [2nd] closed to passengers. Stations Methven Junction, Balgowan, Madderty, Abercairney, Innerpeffray closed.
25/01/1965Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Methven (in the town) to Methven Junction closed to freight.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways

Branch Lines of Strathearn: Tourists, Tatties and Trains

Branch Lines of Strathearn: Tourists, Tatties and Trains

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Forgotten Railways: Scotland