Scottish Central Railway

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Scottish Central Railway
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Dundee and Perth Railway
Perth
Moncrieffe Tunnel
Hilton Junction
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Forgandenny
Forteviot
Dunning
Auchterarder
Crieff Junction Railway
Crieff Junction(original station site)
Gleneagles
Blackford
Greenloaning
Carsebreck Halt
Kinbuck
Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway
Dunblane
Bridge of Allan(1848-1965)
UK road A9.PNG
Bridge of Allan(opened 1985)
Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Stirling North Junction
Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Stirling
Bannockburn
Plean
Alloa Railway
South Alloa
Dunmore Junction
Airth
Alloa Junction
Larbert
Denny
Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway
Bonnywater Junction
Larbert Junction
Carmuirs West Junction
Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Forth and Clyde Canal
Bonnybridge
Greenhill
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Greenhill Upper Junction
Caledonian Railway Main Line
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Glasgow Buchanan St. - Kirkcaldy train approaching Greenhill in 1957

The Scottish Central Railway was formed in 1845 to link the Caledonian Railway near Castlecary to the Scottish Midland Junction Railway at Perth. The engineers for the line were Joseph Locke and John Edward Errington, while the contractor was Thomas Brassey in partnership with William Mackenzie and Robert Stephenson.[1]

Following an abortive attempt to amalgamate with the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway,[2] the Scottish Central Railway absorbed several other railway companies in the area, prior to becoming part of the Caledonian Railway in 1865.

Railway companies absorbed[edit]

Connections to other lines[edit]

Current operations[edit]

The main route between the Greenhill Junctions and Perth is still open and served by First ScotRail services, however the Denny and South Alloa branches are closed.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Helps (1872); p. 107
  2. ^ Marshall (1998)
  3. ^ RAILSCOT on Dundee and Perth Railway
  4. ^ Awdry (1990), page 72
  5. ^ OPSI - UK Legislation
  6. ^ National Archives

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