Dundee and Perth Railway

Dundee and Perth Railway
[v · d · e]  Dundee and Perth Railway 
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 31 July 1845 – 31 July 1863
Successor line Scottish Central Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Continuation backward
Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Station on track
Dundee Tay Bridge (NBR)
Unknown BSicon "exKBHFa" Straight track
Dundee West
Unknown BSicon "xABZrg" Junction to right
Buckingham Junction
Straight track Track turning left Transverse bridge Continuation to right
The Tay Bridge (North British Railway)
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Magdalen Green
Unknown BSicon "eBHF"
Unknown BSicon "exSTRrg" Unknown BSicon "eABZrf"
Ninewells Junction
Unknown BSicon "exCONTf" Straight track
Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Station on track
Unknown BSicon "eBHF"
Unknown BSicon "eBHF"
Unknown BSicon "exKBHFl" Unknown BSicon "eABZrf"
Inchture Village
Unknown BSicon "eBHF"
Unknown BSicon "eBHF"
Unknown BSicon "eBHF"
Unknown BSicon "eBHF"
Unknown BSicon "eBHF"
Bridge over water
River Tay
Unknown BSicon "eBHF"
Princes Street
Continuation backward Straight track
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Right side of cross-platform interchange Left side of cross-platform interchange
Junction from left Track turning right
Enter and exit tunnel
Moncrieffe Tunnel
Junction to left Track turning from right
Hilton Junction
Straight track Continuation forward
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Continuation forward
Scottish Central Railway

The Dundee and Perth Railway is a historic railway in Scotland. It was authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1845.



Following incorproration on 31 July 1845, the line was opened on 22 May 1847.[1] In 1846 it leased the Dundee and Newtyle Railway, and following the lease of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway in 1848 changed its name to Dundee and Perth and Aberdeen Railway Junction Company.[1]

The company was vested into the Scottish Central Railway on 31 July 1863, being dissolved and becoming part of the Caledonian Railway in April 1881.[1]

Connections to other lines

The Inchture Railway Bus service operated a service from its junction at Inchture Station northwards, along a one and a half mile stretch to the village of Inchture. Although operated by the Caledonian Railway, this was not a railway in the true sense, but a horse-drawn tramcar on rails. It began service in 1848 and during its peak, ran six return journeys on weekdays, before it eventually closed on 1 January 1917. [2] The building which used to house the tramcar still exists today in the form a of a private house, with the outlines of the former garage doors still clearly visible.

Current operations

Except for the spur into Dundee West station, the line is still open with services provided by First ScotRail. The only remaining intermediate station is at Invergowrie.



  1. ^ a b c Awdry (1990). Page 72.
  2. ^ Angus Railway Group Steam Album Vol.3 Perthshire 1983.


  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137. 
  • RAILSCOT on Dundee and Perth Railway

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