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The potential conversion of old railway lines into cycle and walking routes is being blocked by plans to infill more than 100 bridges, including more than 20 in Scotland, campaigners have claimed.
(Permalink) At risk Footpath Highways England cyclepath


Uplawmoor [1st]: A view of the concrete southbound platform at Uplawmoor taken from the remains of the northbound platform. To the north/east of here the trackbed remained in a remarkable state of preservation for several miles in the 1980s with each sleeper indentation obvious in the ballast, up until it was dug up for a gas main. [Ref query 1024]
Ewan Crawford //1999

Greenloaning Station and House is in the process of consideration for a Listing Status with HES. Please access the undernoted website and click on'email your comments about this case'.

http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/decision/500002768

As we have heard that Network Rail have plans to demolish the Station Building at Greenloaning and utilise as an industrial base within this rural sttlement, we want to save our valuable local history and prevent any further damage to the site.
(Permalink) At risk Greenloaning


Greenloaning: An Edinburgh - Perth train speeds past the site of Greenloaning station (1848-1956) in the summer of 2005.
John Furnevel 21/06/2005

Heritage chiefs have softened in their opposition to the housing conversion of the oldest original railway station buildings still standing in Scotland.
(Permalink) At risk Dundee and Newtyle Railway Newtyle Old Newtyle [1st]


Newtyle [1st]: Newtyle Old station east view. A short length of platform protrudes from the train shed.
Brian Forbes //2007


Newtyle [1st]: The Dundee end of the older Newtyle station in 1998 looking north. The approach via the [[Hatton incline]] is behind the camera.
Ewan Crawford //1998


Newtyle [1st]: More than 100 years after closure, Newtyle (Old) station building survives in agricultural use in October 1974. The original Dundee-Newtyle route included three inclined planes which required stationary steam engines to haul the trains uphill. These steep sections were bypassed by three new deviation routes, including the section which led to the closure of Newtyle (Old) and the associated Hatton Incline in 1868. After conversion to a goods station it remained in use until 1964.
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) /10/1974

Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with demolition or infilling by Highways England under plans described by one campaigner as finishing off what Dr Beeching started. The government-owned company is responsible for managing the Department for Transports Historical Railways Estate (HRE) - a collection of around 3,200 bridges, tunnels and viaducts - some of which carry or span routes earmarked for walking and cycling, or for reopened railways and extensions to heritage lines. Blocking or severing the alignments would make reuse more difficult and expensive, possibly preventing the proposals from coming to fruition.
(Permalink) At risk Beeching Highways England

Plans are back on track to bring an important piece of Tayside railway history back into use as family homes. B-listed sheds at the end of what was the Dundee to Newtyle line are now at the centre of proposals to build six homes in what developers say will be a new micro community in the Angus village.
(Permalink) At risk Dundee and Newtyle Railway Newtyle Old Newtyle [1st]


Newtyle [1st]: The north end of the original Newtyle station showing the platform and building added to the right after conversion for goods. The building's gable end was also modified and offices on the east side demolished. View looks south.
Colin Martin 24/06/2017


Newtyle [1st]: The Dundee end of the older Newtyle station in 1998 looking north. The approach via the [[Hatton incline]] is behind the camera.
Ewan Crawford //1998


Newtyle [1st]: More than 100 years after closure, Newtyle (Old) station building survives in agricultural use in October 1974. The original Dundee-Newtyle route included three inclined planes which required stationary steam engines to haul the trains uphill. These steep sections were bypassed by three new deviation routes, including the section which led to the closure of Newtyle (Old) and the associated Hatton Incline in 1868. After conversion to a goods station it remained in use until 1964.
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) /10/1974

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