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Deeside Railway

This railway is closed. The railway provided a service from Aberdeen to Banchory. The line was continued to Aboyne and Ballater by the Deeside Extension Railway and the Aboyne and Braemar Railway.

Survey To be entered
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Act 28 May 1852
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Opened 7 September 1853
Closed 1966
Clickable map of the Deeside Railway

Local area 

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This line runs south west and then west from Aberdeen and its suburbs into an area of farming, large estates and small towns.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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From Aberdeen to Banchory.

Ferryhill Junction 

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North facing junction with the Aberdeen Railway. Please see that line for more details.
 
Holburn Street 

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Ruthrieston 

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Pitfodels 

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Cults 

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West Cults 

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Bieldside 

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Murtle 

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Millitimber 

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Culter 

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Here the line became single track going west. There was a long siding runnning north from an east facing junction to mills. The line was double track from here to Aberdeen, but was singled before closure of the line.

Drum 

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Park 

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Crathes 

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The station here is now a house. Track has been stored here for a partial re-instatement of the line.

Banchory 

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The original station here was by-passed when the line was extended west to Ballater. The two-road engine shed still stands to the east of the site.

Ordinance Survey Grid References 

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1. NJ.941.057 Aberdeen Joint
2. NJ.941.047 Ferryhill Junction
3. NJ.931.044 Holburn Street
4. NJ.924.041 Ruthrieston
5. NJ.906.033 Pitfodels
6. NJ.898.030 Cults
7. NJ.889.026 West Cults
8. NJ.883.023 Bieldside
9. NJ.873.018 Murtle
10. NJ.856.012 Millitimber
11. NJ.843.005 Culter
12. NO.807.996 Drum
13. NO.793.987 Park
14. NO.787.972 Mills of Drum
15. NO.746.963 Crathes
16. NO.707.957 Banchory

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