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Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway

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Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway

This railway is closed. The line provided a service between Inverurie on the Great North of Scotland Railway to Old Meldrum.

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Act 15 June 1855
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Opened 26 June 1856
Closed Yes
Clickable map of the Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway

Local area 

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This short line ran from Inverure to Old Meldrum across farmland. It served a works at Lethenty.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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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.

Inverurie 

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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 length. 

Lethenty 

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. 

Fingask 

I have not visited this site. 

Old Meldrum 

The station yard is now in use by a Oil distribution company. The platforms and many buildings remained intact. 

Ordnance Survey Grid References 

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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