Aboyne and Braemar Railway
This railway is closed. The railway provided
a service from Aboyne to Ballater. The line was an extension of the Deeside
Extension Railway and the Deeside
Railway. The service between Ballater and Braemar was provided by
Traction Engine. The nearest station is at Aberdeen.
This area is farmed countryside. To the west
is Queen Victoria's castle at Balmoral.
||Balmoral passes into Royal
Description of route
From Ballater to Aboye. The railway did not
run as far west as Braemar, apparently because Queen Victoria objected to the
extension of the railway that far west and close to her castle.
This station remains in use as shops. The signalbox
at the west end of the station remains standing (1997 - may be demolished by
This station remains as a private house. The
platform and station building remain.
Cambus O' May
This closed station remains in a good state
of preservation. The platform and building still stand.
This station still stands and the station building
has found other uses after the lines closure. The station had a main platform,
intended to be a through platform, and a bay platform at the Aberdeen end. There
were carriage sidings here and a large goods yard.
Bridge of Gairn
This is as far west as the line was built.
This section of the line was lifted when it became clear that the line was not
going to be extended to Braemar or even opened to Bridge of Gairn. A station
at Bridge of Gairn was not opened.
Ordnance Survey Grid References
1. NO.533.987 Aboyne
2. NO.460.987 Dinnet
3. NO.422.975 Cambus O' May
4. NO.371.959 Ballater
5. NO.354.970 Bridge of Gairn
Page created on 27/01/1997
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford