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Blair Atholl Station

Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Site Name Blair Atholl Station

Classification Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Blair Athole Station

Canmore ID 78175

Site Number NN86NE 42

NGR NN 87032 65279

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Blair Atholl
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN86NE 42.00 87032 65279

Blair Atholl Station [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, April 2010.

NN86NE 42.01 NN 86875 65272 Engine shed

NN86NE 42.02 Centred NN 86937 65312 Railway Cottages

NN86NE 42.03 Centred NN 87132 65244 7-10 Railway Cottages

NN86NE 42.04 NN 87183 65243 Signal box and level crossing

NN86NE 42.05 NN 87060 65266 Footbridge


Station probably opened 9/9/1863.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

(Location cited as N 870 653). Blair Atholl Station. Opened 1863 by the Inverness and Perth Junction Rly. A 3-platform through station, with the main offices on the up platform. These are in a 2-storey, 3-bay rubble building dating from 1869, with a single-storey wing, incorporating a dwelling-house. There is a truncated awning. On the down island platform is a small wooden shelter.

There is a wooden goods shed and a 2-road, 7-bay engine shed with a roof-ridge ventilator.

J R Hume 1977.

This intermediate station on the Perth (Stanley Junction) - Inverness main line of the former Highland Rly was opened (as Blair Athole station) by the Inverness and Perth Junction Rly on 9 September 1863. It was renamed Blair Atholl station on 7 September 1893, and remains in regular use by passenger traffic.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 August 2000.

R V J Butt 1995.


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