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Alford Valley Railway 

This line is closed. The railway ran from Alford to Kintore where it connected to the Great North of Scotland Railway. Today the nearest station is at Inverurie.

 
Great North of Scotland RailwayClickable map of the Alford Valley Railway

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This line runs through farmed countryside. There was a sawmill at Monymusk and quarries to the east of Kemnay and by Tillyfourie. Although the railway is closed a narrow gauge line operates from Alford station (re-built after closure and demolition) to Haughton Country Park. The website for this line seems to have disappeared, but another site has some information.

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Description of route 

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From Kintore to Alford 

Alford

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This station remains standing, but all is not quite as it appears; the station building was built to replace the original building which was demolished after closure of the line. The new building was built in connected with the narrow gauge line. The station had goods siding, a loop by a single platform and a locomotive.

Whitehouse 

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This was a single platform station. The site has been re-developed as part of a garden.

Tillyfourie 

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The platform remains here, but the building has gone.

Monymusk 

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The platform here remains in good condition. Traces of the goods yard further east can be found, there was a sawmill here.

Kemnay 

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The site of this station has been re-developed.

Paradise Siding

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This was a siding associated with a quarry near Kintore.

Kintore 

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This station had a junction at its north end for between the single track Alford line and the Keith to Aberdeen main line of the Great North of Scotland Railway which was double track. There was a bay platform for Alford trains.


Page created on 11/03/1997
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford