Dundee and Newtyle Railway
The Dundee and Newtyle Railway opened in 1831 and was the first railway in the north of Scotland. It was built to carry goods from Strathmore to the port of Dundee and was chartered with an Act of Parliament that received royal assent in 26 May 1826 and opened in 1831. The railway originally ran between Dundee and Newtyle.
Dates of operation 26 May 1826 – 28 July 1863 Successor line Scottish Central Railway Track gauge Length 11 miles (18 km)Legend Alyth Railway Ardler Junction Alyth Junction Scottish Midland Junction Railway Newtyle (New) Newtyle (Old) Hatton Incline Hatton Auchterhouse (New) Auchterhouse (Old) Dronley Balbeuchly Incline Rosemill Goods Baldragon Baldovan Maryfield Goods Lochee Fleet at Back of Law Lochee West Law Tunnel Liff Law Incline Dundee Ward Road Dundee and Dundee and Perth Railway Arbroath Railway Dundee West Dundee East Dundee Tay Bridge Tay Bridge Dundee Harbour North British Railway
The line was originally 10 miles (16.9 km) long and of 1⁄24 ft 6 1⁄2 in (1,384 mm) rail gauge. Construction costs were obtained from a capital of £140,000 in shares and £30,000 in loans. In 1846, the railway was leased in perpetuity to the Dundee and Perth Company.
The Dundee station was originally on Ward Road but was later extended to the harbour in 1842 and was also extended to Lochee. A small part of the original station at Newtyle still exists and the site of Ward Road station is occupied by a BT call centre.
Halts on the original line were at the back of Law tunnel, Baldovan, Baldragon, Auchterhouse, Balbeuchly Foot, Balbeuchly Incline, Balbeuchly Top, Auchterhouse, Hatton and Newtyle. In February 1867 the line was extended to Dundee Harbour at the Earl Grey Dock. The later Lochee Deviation stopped at Ninewells Junction, Liff, Lochee West, Lochee, Fairmuir Goods and Maryfield Goods near Stobswell.
One of the steam locomotives used on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway was Earl of Airlie, a 0-2-4 built by J & C Carmichael of Dundee in 1833. This had a horizontal boiler but the cylinders were vertical and drove the front wheels through bell cranks. It was one of the earliest engines in Britain to be fitted with a bogie.
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- RAILSCOT on Dundee and Newtyle Railway
- Archives Hub
- 1843 Timetable from Bradshaw's Railway Monthly.
- Information on the inclines
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- Dornoch Light Railway
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- North London Railway
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- Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway
- Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway
- Wick and Lybster Light Railway
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