Nethermill Junction

Location type


Name and dates

Nethermill Junction (1837-1861)

Opened on the Newtyle and Glammiss Railway.
Opened on the Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway.


This junction was north of Newtyle [1st]. South from the junction the line was joint Newtyle and Glammis Railway and Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway, the owners of the routes east and west respectively from the junction.

There was a building in the 'V' of the junction.

One or other of the curves were disused at various stages.

Ultimately both curves were replaced by new curves as improvements to the layout were made.

The curve to the west was replaced by a gentler one, the old alignment being obliterated by the new connection to Alyth Junction - this curve crossed the B954 by a removed bridge which was located between the later two bridges. To the east, closer to the junction, such was the tightness of the curve that both later alignments were to the south. Going west of the B954 the trackbed was reused to Ardler Junction.

The curve to the east was entirely abandoned. It was at a lower level and can be seen from the trackbed of the replacement curves. This curve was replaced by a new alignment to the west which allowed trains from Dundee to access the Alyth branch using a new platform to the north of Alyth Junction and a new connection east of that station.

The equivalent junction on the new layout was Newtyle Junction, just to the south.

Although not quite the same location, the name Nethermill Junction was used to describe the location where the Ardler and Alyth Junction single tracks divided.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

02/08/1848Newtyle and Glammis Railway
New station Meigle Upper Junction opened. Curve from Nethermill Junction to Glammis line opens to an interchange station at Meigle, but former curve from Nethermill Junction to Ardler Junction does not re-open.
  /09/1861Newtyle and Glammis Railway
Portion of 73 chains closed north from Nethermill Junction to Meigle Upper Junction. New curve built from Nethermill Junction to Ardler Junction on more gentle curve than earlier Coupar Angus fork. The new curve was now the connection between the Dundee and Newtyle Railway and Strathmore main line.