Pitlochry

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Pitlochry (1863-)

Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.

Open on the Highland Main Line.


Description

This is a two platform station. It has a station building on the up (southbound) platform with crow stepped gables, a lattice footbridge and timber building on the down platform. The main building has a recess in the stonework, on the platform side, where a hand bell formerly rested, rung when trains were due. There is overall a strong resemblance to Nairn station. The buildings date from the 1890 rebuilding of the station.

The platforms are in the process of being extended (October 2018). Platforms were extended in timber at the south end during the Great War as long trains called here, many local hotels being used for convalescence.

There is a cast iron drinking fountain on the up platform, similar to those at Dalmally and formerly at Strathyre. (This is not the Strathyre fountain, which remains in that village.)

There was a goods yard on the east side of the line at the north end, latterly reduced to a permanent way siding. A signal box ('A' listed) controls the loop and occupational level crossing at the north end (LC closed 2017).

The main station building is now a bookshop. Pitlochry Station Bookshop

The line is supported and promoted by the Highland Main Line Community Partnership .

Local

The Blair Athol Distillery is in the east of Pitlochry.

Pitlochry Lineside accommodation is nearby.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

09/02/2019

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67





Dates

01/06/1863Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Dunkeld to Pitlochry opened. Dunkeld (Perth and Dunkeld Railway) becomes a through station (the north wall of the overall trainshed was removed).
09/09/1863Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Line opened from Pitlochry to Aviemore, thus throughout from Inverness to Perth.