Murthly

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Murthly (1856-1965)

Opened on the Perth and Dunkeld Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station with a passing loop. It was the first station north of Stanley Junction on the former Inverness and Perth Junction Railway, later the Highland Railway.

There is a level crossing at the south east end and a goods yard on the west side, accessed from the north west. A siding ran from the north west end to the Murthly Asylum.

The station was originally a single platform, later the northbound platform.

The two storey station building was not typical of the line and brick built. Cottage style extended on either side by lower projections.

The disused signal box ('B' listed) remains by the level crossing, station buildings (the main building was on the northbound platform) have not survived but portions of the platforms have. The line is now single track.

The 'A' listed signal box has an interesting history. It was originally 'Inverness Station' signal box erected in 1898. When this was reduced to a ground frame in 1917 it was relocated to Murthly, as the south signal cabin, replacing a box of 1882. It is a MacKenzie and Holland type 3 box of Highland Railway style. With closure of the loop in 1984 it became a gate box and closed in 1986.

10/10/2018

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