Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction
This railway is closed. The line provided
a service between Inverurie on the Great
North of Scotland Railway to Old Meldrum.
This short line ran from Inverure to Old Meldrum
across farmland. It served a works at Lethenty.
Description of route
From Inverurie to Old Meldrum. The company
approached the Banff, Macduff and Turriff
Junction Railway before it was built so that the unbuilt line could be built
as an extension of the Old Meldrum line - but it was not to be.
This station is still open on the ex-Great
North of Scotland Railway from Keith to Aberdeen. Please see the entry
for the GNSR.The track for the Old Meldrum line run parallel to the main
running lines from the junction the Inverurie station. The orginal station was
further south and when resiting was carried out this also shortened the branch
This station was provided for the small village
surrounding the Lethenty Mills. A number of sidings led to these mills. A single
platform still remains at this site although the building has been demolished.
A level crossing gate also remains. The platform is intact but the trackbed
is missing where it crossed a stream adjacent to the platform.
I have not visited this site.
The station yard is now in use by a Oil distribution
company. The platforms and many buildings remained intact.
Ordnance Survey Grid References
1. NJ.776.228 INVERURIE
2. NJ.768.245 LETHENTY
3. NJ.778.269 FINGASK
4. NJ.803.269 OLD MELDRUM
Page created on 27/01/1997
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford