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Buckie and Portessie Branch

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Keith Junction West
Aultmore
Enzie
Drybridge Platform
Rathven
Buckie
Portessie
Portessie Junction

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Highland Railway
Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Moray Coast Railway (GNSR)

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Buckie and Portessie Branch (Highland Railway)

This railway is closed. Passenger services are still provided by ScotRail between Inverness, Keith and Aberdeen. 

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Opened 1 August 1884
Closed 1 April 1944
Clickable map of the Buckie and Portessie Branch

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Chronology 

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Description of route 

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From Keith to Portessie via Buckie. The line ran through the farmlands of Enzie. 

Keith Junction West 

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At this point the Buckie line joined the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway. The formation has now largely disappeared in bonded warehousing but the line can be traced to within a few hundred yards of the junction. 

Aultmore 

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This location is now a house. 

Enzie 

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This location is now a house. 

Drybridge Platform 

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The trackbed is overgrown at this point. The photograph looks towards Keith from a point to the West of Drybridge Platform. 

Rathven 

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This location is now a series of houses, the roadbridge has been demolished. 

Buckie 

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The Railway now forms a lane through some of Buckie, the station site being occupied by garages and a car repair shop.

The left photograph shows the area of the platform. The station building was on the left. Behind the building in the centre of the photograph the station-agent's house still remains. To the left of this view the goods shed still stands (shown in right photograph).

Portessie 

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See the entry for the Moray Coast Railway (GNSR). 

Portessie Junction 

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At this point the Highland Railway route joined the Great North of Scotland Railway's Moray Coast Railway.


Page last created on 06/01/1998
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford