Perth and Dunkeld Railway

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     Perth and Dunkeld Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 7 April 1856 – 28 February 1864
Successor Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Dunkeld and Birnam
Kingswood Crossing
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Stanley Junction
Scottish Midland Junction Railway

The Perth and Dunkeld Railway was built from Stanley Junction on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway to Birnam, on the opposite bank of the River Tay to Dunkeld.


With the Act of Parliament was passed on 10 July 1854, with the line being opened on 7 April 1856. Initially operated by the Scottish Midland Junction Railway, and latterly the Scottish North Eastern Railway, the Perth and Dunkeld did not become part of the Caledonian Railway, rather was absorbed by the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway on 28 February 1864, and subsequently became part of the Highland Railway on 1 February 1865. The line became part of the LMS in 1923.

Connections to other lines[edit]

Current operations[edit]

The line is still open as part of the Highland Main Line between Stanley Junction and Dunkeld and Birnam, with only the latter station remaining open.