Almondbank railway station

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Almondbank
Location
PlaceAlmondbank
AreaPerth and Kinross
Operations
Original companyPerth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms1
History
1 January 1858Station opens
1 October 1951Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Almondbank railway station served the village of Almondbank, in the Scottish county of Perth and Kinross.

History[edit]

Opened on 1 January 1858 by the Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway, later absorbed by the Caledonian Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Passing on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was then closed to passenger traffic by the British Railways Board on 1 October 1951. The station remained open to goods traffic, servicing the local Royal Naval Workshops which had its own small branch line, connecting the site to the station. Almondbank Station was finally closed to goods traffic with the closure of the entire Perth to Crieff line on 25 January 1964.

Now a private dwelling house, the former station house is located adjacent to the A85 road bridge over the now filled in course of the railway, but a cutting on the north east side of the bridge is still clearly visible.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Ruthven Road   Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Caledonian Railway
  Tibbermuir

References[edit]

  • 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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • 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 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Station on navigable O.S. map

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°24′31″N 3°30′51″W / 56.40870°N 3.51416°W / 56.40870; -3.51416