Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.
Open on the Highland Main Line.
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 .
Black Island Platform
Dunkeld and Birnam
Other railway and industry locations
Pitlochry Fish Ladder
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Blair Athol Distillery
Linn of Tummel Waterfall
The Soldier^s Leap
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|01/06/1863||Inverness 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).
|09/09/1863||Inverness and Perth Junction Railway|
Line opened from Pitlochry to Aviemore, thus throughout from Inverness to Perth.
Highland Railway Album: No. 1
Highland Railway Album: No. 2
Highland Railway Carriages and Wagons
Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail
The Highland Railway
The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2