Perth Glasgow Road [Temporary]

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Name and dates

Perth Glasgow Road [Temporary] (1859-1860)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.


This was a temporary terminus which afterwards became carriage shed. It was initially used during a disagreement between the Scottish Midland Junction Railway and the Scottish Central Railway over access to Perth General station. The station, by the time of the 1860 Ordnance Survey, consisted of four platforms; one platform on the through line south to the general station, two terminal platforms in a bay to the east and another on the east side. The whole was covered by a timber roof. The station was on the east side of the through lines and on the west side was the Highland Railway's Perth Shed [HR].

It was used by the Perth and Dunkeld Railway. The Inverness and Perth Junction Railway asked the Scottish North Eastern Railway for permission to use the station in 1863.

The site later became the ticket platform for Perth General known as Perth Glasgow Road. The sidings on the east side became Earlsdyke Mineral Depot.


Station Terminus Temporary

External links

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


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

Bradshaw's Guides Scotlands Railways West Coast - Carlisle to Inverness: 5

Tayside's Last Days of Steam
The Railways of Strathmore (Perth, Forfar and Brechin)