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Banff, Macduff and Turriff Junction Railway

This railway is closed. The line provided a service between Inveramsay on the Great North of Scotland Railway to Turriff. The Banff, Macduff and Turriff Extension Railway extended the line to Macduff. 

The line was also known as the "Aberdeen and Turriff Railway". 

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Act 15 June 1855
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Opened 5 September 1857
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Clickable map fo the Banff, Macduff and Turriff Junction Railway

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Description of route 

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From Inveramsay to Turriff.  

The initial Great North of Scotland Railway proposal did not succeed and the line was built by a local company. 

Inveramsay 

This was the junction with the Great North of Scotland Railway. 

Wartle 

This station site is now a house - the former station building.

Rothienorman 

This station had two platforms. You can just see the Northbound platform edge on the left of this photograph, the trackbed having been infilled. In the distance there was a level crossing and signalbox. The building was on the left by the crossing. 

Fyvie 

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Auchterless 

This view looks south. The station building is now a house. The line runs from the middle distance to the left of the picture - darker vegetation on the trackbed can be seen.

Turriff 

This station is now a caravan park. A number of loading banks survive. This was an end-on junction with the Banff, Macduff and Turriff Extension Railway which continued the line on to Macduff. The loading bank shown here may have been the original passenger terminus before the line's extension. Note the base of the crane to left. The extension would have passed through the caravans. The view looks North.

In 1915 An electric light railway to Maud was proposed. This line would have not had physical connection with the Formartine and Buchan Railway or the Banff, Macduff and Turriff Junction Railway. 

Ordnance Survey Grid References 

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1. NJ.736.254 INVERAMSAY
2. NJ.719.302 WARTLE
3. NJ.723.355 ROTHIENORMAN
4. NJ.757.390 FYVIE
5. NJ.736.443 AUCHTERLESS
6. NJ.726.494 TURRIFF

Page created on 27/01/1997
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford