St Combs Light Railway
(Great North of Scotland Railway)
This railway is closed. The railway provided
a service from St Combs to Fraserburgh
with connections to Aberdeen. The line was owned by the Great
North of Scotland Railway.
||8 September 1899
||1 July 1903
4 May 1964
The line runs through countryside by the sea,
passing the small towns of Inverallochy and Cairnbulg on the way to St Combs.
Description of route
From Fraserburgh to St. Combs. The maximum
speed of this light railway was 25mph. The inital Down service consisted of
four passenger trains and 2 mixed trains. The Up service consisted of four mixed
trains and 2 passenger trains.
This was a terminus of the Formartine
and Buchan Railway.
This halt has disappeared under a road improvements
scheme (I think). The halt was located close to the junction with the main Formartine
and Buchan Railway.
A section of poorly defined platform remains
nearby a small bridge.
The station was orginally called Inverallochy.
The station consisted of a single platform with a passing loop. It was located
between the rival towns of Cairnbulg and Inverallochy. The passing loop was
used by trains for RAF Fraserburgh during World War II. The passing loop was
removed at the withdrawl of the "Funeral trains".
Today the site has been redeveloped and is
now a road used by buses for turning. The photograph shows the site, looking
North towards Fraserburgh.
Mr Alisdair Buchan recently e-mailed me;
"I recently visited Cairnbulg, station
house. My father was the last Railway employee to live there. We moved to Glenrothes,
The location of this station has vanished under
a house building scheme. The station consisted of a single platform and loop.
The photograph shows the view from the main road, looking north.
Ordinance Survey Grid References
1. NJ.997.667 FRASERBURGH(X Miles)
2. NK.004.653 KIRKTOWN BRIDGE
3. NK.021.644 PHILORTH BRIDGE
4. NK.042.651 CAIRNBULG
5. NK.054.631 ST COMBS
Page created on 27/01/1997
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford