Perth Shed [HR]

Location type

Loco shed

Name and dates

Perth Shed [HR] (1854-1937)

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

Where: Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Opened on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.


This shed was also known as Perth North. This was the Highland Railway shed in Perth, north of the Glasgow Road/York Place road bridge just north of the station and on the west side of the line. It was accessed from the north, single ended and consisted of two four road sheds. It was owned by the Highland, despite being seven miles south of the Highland main line at Stanley Junction.

The shed had originally belonged to the Scottish North Eastern Railway until 1866 when it was merged into the Caledonian Railway and the locomotives reassigned to Perth South Shed. It became a wagon works until being taken over by the Highland Railway. The shed was enlarged to the west.

The shed had a dormer window at its east end, looking out over the Glasgow Road Ticket Platform.

The shed closed as a shed in 1937/8 with locomotives transferred to the rebuilt Perth South Shed. The western part of the shed building was cut back. It remained in use as a storage site until 1956.

By 1962, the re-signalling of the area, the site was a signals and telegraph base depot. The west four road shed had lost its roof. The layout was altered, with a loading bank at the north end where the turntable had been located (it was reached by reversal from the west side of the shed).

After tracklifting the remaining parts of the building had other uses until the early 1990s.

The site is now a supermarket and other units.




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