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Deeside Extension Railway

This railway is closed. The railway provided a service from Banchory to Aboyne. The line was an extension of the Deeside Railway from Aberdeen and was itself extended to Ballater by the Aboyne and Braemar Railway.

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Act 27 July 1857
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Opened 2 December 1859
Closed 1966
Clickable map of the Deeside Extension Railway

Local area

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This line ran along the glen of the River Dee. This is an area of farmed land with a few towns - Banchory and Aboyne and smaller villages.

Chronology

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Description of route 

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From Banchory to Aboyne.

Banchory 

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The station has been demolished. The site is now a public park and carpark - but a short section of embankment exists to the west of the site. The first station here (a terminus on the line from Aberdeen) was located slightly further east. A two-road engine shed still stands there.

Dee Street 

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This station was a halt. The embankment remains in sections.

Glassel 

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The owner of this station would appear to be a railway enthusiast judging by the number of railway signs around one of the station buildings. Some of the signs appear to have come from the Channel Tunnel. A viewpoint over the station remains does not appear available to the public.

Torphins 

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The station has been demolished and the area used for housing.

Lumphanan 

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The station area now appears to be a carpark.

Dess 

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This station is now a private house. The platform still exists.

Aboyne 

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The sizeable westbound platform station building remains as a group of shops. The west box still stands. 

Ordinance Survey Grid References 

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1. NO.707.957 Banchory
2. NO.693.956 Dee Street
3. NO.653.992 Glassel
4. NJ.624.018 Torphins
5. NJ.584.044 Lumphanan
6. NJ.564.007 Dess
7. NO.533.987 Aboyne

Page created on 27/01/1997
Page last edited on: 07/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford