Newtyle Junction Turntable

Location type


Name and dates

Newtyle Junction Turntable

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


A 40ft turntable was located between the old and new alignments at Newtyle, just south of Newtyle Junction. It was reached via a siding from the old line, approached from the junction. It was installed by the Caledonian Railway when the Newtyle Deviation through Newtyle [2nd] and the Alyth Junction flyover opened in 1868.

At that time, Newtyle Junction did not have a connection between the Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie route and the Alyth Junction and Alyth route, this came later when a signal box opened at the junction in 1881. Instead the division between the lines was at Newtyle [2nd] and the turntable siding (and Newtyle [1st] goods branch) originally led off the alignment to Alyth Junction.

Because train portions from Blairgowrie and Alyth to Dundee West met and divided here locomotives would be terminating here and would need to be turned. And, there was the nearby Newtyle [1st] goods branch.

A locomotive shed was not provided here, there were sheds at Blairgowrie and Alyth.




Dundee and Newtyle Railway Including the Alyth and Blairgowrie Branches (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
Getting around Old Dundee
Railways of Dundee (Oakwood Library of Railway History)