An Entity of Type: company, from Named Graph: http://dbpedia.org, within Data Space: dbpedia.org

The Dundee and Newtyle Railway opened in 1831 and was the first railway in the north of Scotland. It was built to carry goods between Dundee and the fertile area known as Strathmore; this involved crossing the Sidlaw Hills, and was accomplished with three rope-worked inclined planes. Newtyle was simply a remote railhead, and the anticipated traffic volumes were not achieved, the inclines incurred heavy operating costs, and the railway never made money.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • The Dundee and Newtyle Railway opened in 1831 and was the first railway in the north of Scotland. It was built to carry goods between Dundee and the fertile area known as Strathmore; this involved crossing the Sidlaw Hills, and was accomplished with three rope-worked inclined planes. Newtyle was simply a remote railhead, and the anticipated traffic volumes were not achieved, the inclines incurred heavy operating costs, and the railway never made money. Responding to the criticism of the remote Newtyle station, two further railways were built; these were nominally independent but for practical purposes were branches of the Dundee line. The lines were the Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway and the Newtyle and Glammiss Railway; they opened in 1837 - 1838. The extension lines did not transform the finances of the main railway, but when the Scottish Midland Junction Railway wanted to build a main line between Perth and Forfar, it adopted the lines and upgrading them, incorporating them in to the route of the new main line. The Dundee and Newtyle Railway was taken over by the Dundee and Perth Railway and the difficult inclines were by-passed by circuitous and more easily graded routes in the period 1860 to 1868. Nonetheless the line declined and closed to passengers in 1955. The Coupar Angus and Glammis (Glamis) lines continued as part of the Forfar main line, but that closed in 1967. (en)
dbo:closingDate
  • 1863-07-28 (xsd:date)
dbo:closingYear
  • 1863-01-01 (xsd:gYear)
dbo:location
dbo:openingDate
  • 1826-05-26 (xsd:date)
dbo:openingYear
  • 1826-01-01 (xsd:gYear)
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:trackLength
  • 17702.784000 (xsd:double)
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 5478938 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 31052 (xsd:nonNegativeInteger)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 1028023614 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageWikiLink
dbp:endYear
  • 1863-07-28 (xsd:date)
dbp:locale
dbp:name
  • Dundee and Newtyle Railway (en)
dbp:startYear
  • 1826-05-26 (xsd:date)
dbp:successorLine
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dct:subject
gold:hypernym
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • The Dundee and Newtyle Railway opened in 1831 and was the first railway in the north of Scotland. It was built to carry goods between Dundee and the fertile area known as Strathmore; this involved crossing the Sidlaw Hills, and was accomplished with three rope-worked inclined planes. Newtyle was simply a remote railhead, and the anticipated traffic volumes were not achieved, the inclines incurred heavy operating costs, and the railway never made money. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Dundee and Newtyle Railway (en)
owl:sameAs
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:depiction
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbo:wikiPageWikiLink of
is dbp:original of
is dbp:route of
is foaf:primaryTopic of
Powered by OpenLink Virtuoso    This material is Open Knowledge     W3C Semantic Web Technology     This material is Open Knowledge    Valid XHTML + RDFa
This content was extracted from Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License