This railway is closed. The railway provided
a service from Lossiemouth to Elgin and from Elgin to Craigellachie where
connection was made with the Strathspey
Railway. A connection existed between Rothes and Orton on the Highland
Railway. At Lossie Junction the Morayshire Railway was joined by the
Moray Coast Railway (GNSR).
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Description of route
From Lossiemouth to Elgin and from Elgin to
This was the terminus of the line. The station
consisted of a single platform. The site is now occupied by a carpark and building,
much of the platform still exists despite landscaping.
Rifle Range Halt
The embankment of the railway has been removed
at this point.
Greens of Drainie
This station is inaccessable by road.
The disused works remain. This view looks towards
the line (which is now on private property). The line runs from the left to
This halt is now difficult to find, although
the line formation is clearly visible.
Lossie junction was where the GNSR's
Moray Coast Line joined the Morayshire
Railway. The location is very close to that of the closed Linksfield halt. The
junction formation can still be observed although some sampling have recently
been planted at this location so the view may disappear shortly.
At this point the line from Craigellachie and
the line from Lossiemouth joined and ran as double track to the Elgin terminus.
Elgin (East) (GNSR)
This station still stands but is no longer
a station; it is in use as office premises and a screen has been placed between
the platforms and the remaining trackwork in the goods yard. The photograph
shows the goods yard with the Inverness
and Aberdeen Junction Railway line in the foreground and the GNSR goods
yard and line running away from the camera in the background. The GNSR station
is to the left of the camera and the Highland
station is behind the camera; the up platform of the Highland station continued
as a through platform in the GNSR station.. The junction between the two companies
is also behind the camera.
Longmorn Distillery Branch
This substancial branch connected the Benriach,
Glen Lossie and Longmorn distilleries together. The line was used to move casks
between the distilleries. It closed in 1979 many years after the Elgin to Rothes
main line had closed.
This station still stands within the confines
of a distillery.
This station closed at an early date and became
a goods yard.
The route of the line here can be easily descerned.
A nearby house remains standing as it did when the railway was open.
Sadly nothing remains of this unique station
with staggered platforms and unusual architecture.
This was an intermediate station on the line
from Orton to Rothes. See also the Inverness
and Aberdeen Junction Railway.
Most of this station was destroyed in a road
re-alignment however some of the wall which retained the embankment of the line
at the station remains supporting today's roadway.
At this location the Morayshire line was connected
to the Strathspey Railway. There
was a passing loop here. The junction faced Dufftown.
Ordinance Survey Grid References
1. NJ.238.709 Lossiemouth
2. NJ.236.709 Rifle Range Halt
3. NJ.235.678 Greens of Drainie
4. NJ.234.672 (Morayshire Brick)
5. NJ.231.652 Linksfield
6. NJ.230.638 Lossie Junction
7. NJ.224.624 Elgin Junction
8. NJ.222.623 Elgin (GNSR)
9. NJ.218.622 Elgin (HR)
10. NJ.213.574 (Thomshill distillery branch)
11. NJ.236.584 Longmorn
12. NJ.241.554 Coleburn
13. NJ.241.553 Birchfield Platform
14. NJ.278.494 Rothes
15. NJ.297.509 Sourden
16. NJ.288.459 Dandaleith
17. NJ.293.452 Craigellachie
Page created on 27/01/1997
Page last edited on: 24/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford