Glenfarg railway station

Glenfarg railway station served the village of Glenfarg, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, from 1890 to 1964, on the Glenfarg Line.

Glenfarg
LocationGlenfarg, Perth and Kinross
Scotland
Coordinates56°16′46″N 3°23′51″W / 56.279571°N 3.397613°W / 56.279571; -3.397613Coordinates: 56°16′46″N 3°23′51″W / 56.279571°N 3.397613°W / 56.279571; -3.397613
Grid referenceNO135155
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyNorth British Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLNER
British Railways (Scottish Region)
Key dates
2 June 1890 (1890-06-02)Opened
15 June 1964 (1964-06-15)Closed

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 2 June, 1890, by the North British Railway. To the west was the goods yard and north of the northbound platform was the signal box. To the north of the southbound platform was a refuge siding. The line was tough to use with steam locomotives so diesel locomotives were trialed in the 1920s. The station closed on 15 June 1964.[1] The line was closed in 1970 and the route used for M90 motorway.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 188. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "RAILSCOT - Glenfarg". Railscot. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Proposals for direct Perth to Edinburgh train link to be considered by Transport Scotland". www.railtechnologymagazine.com. Retrieved 23 October 2020.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Mawcarse
Line and station closed
  Glenfarg Line   Bridge of Earn
Line and station closed