Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

Aberdeen Joint station is now called Aberdeen station. It is the only railway station currently open in Aberdeen. The Denburn Valley Line provides a passenger and goods service operated by ScotRail between Aberdeen and Kittybrewster [2nd]. The service extends to Keith and Inverness by the former Great North of Scotland Railway and Highland Railway.






Dates

23/06/1864Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway)Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Denburn Valley line to connect the Great North of Scotland Railway at Kittybrewster [2nd] to the Scottish North Eastern Railway (from 1866 Caledonian Railway) at Aberdeen Guild Street authorised. South of the new Aberdeen Joint will be SNER owned and north will be GNSR owned. The Deeside Railway is authorised to use the station, details to be agreed.
  /  /1867Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway)
Access to Aberdeen Joint formally negotiated for the Deeside Railway, replacing its access for passenger trains to Aberdeen (Guild Street).
04/11/1867Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Kittybrewster [2nd] to Aberdeen Joint to Denburn Junction opened. Aberdeen Joint and Kittybrewster [2nd] were both new stations on the new Denburn line. Aberdeen Waterloo, [[Aberdeen (Guild Street) and Kittybrewster [1st] station were to close.
04/08/1868Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Agreement made between Caledonian Railway and Great North of Scotland Railway for use of Aberdeen Joint station.
  /  /1899Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway
Authorisation to rebuild and enlarge Aberdeen Joint station and considerably widen the lines, (from two tracks to five to six), south from Denburn Junction to Ferryhill Junction.
  /  /1937Deeside Railway Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway) Great North of Scotland Railway
Local Aberdeen Suburban service withdrawn. Deeside - Millitimber, Murtle, Bieldside, West Cults, Pitfodels Halt, Ruthrieston, Holborn Street closed. Denburn - Schoolhill and Hutcheon Street closed. GNSR main line - Don Street, Woodside, Persley Halt, Bankhead, Stoneywood closed.
  /  /1962Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A4 Pacifics introduced on the Aberdeen to Glasgow Buchanan Street 3 hour Grampian run.
03/09/1966Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A4 Pacifics from Aberdeen to Glasgow Buchanan Street withdrawn.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This junction was south of Aberdeen Guild Street. From this junction the Denburn Valley Line ran through Aberdeen Joint (today's Aberdeen station) leaving the original Aberdeen Guild Street terminus on a short branch.
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Aberdeen Railway
A2 Pacific no 60531 Bahram brings a train from Edinburgh into Aberdeen on 19 April 1954. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/04/1954
The 1.10pm to Glasgow Buchanan Street leaving Aberdeen on 19 April 1954. Locomotive in charge is Perth based Jubilee 4-6-0 no 45673 Keppel. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/04/1954
Gresley V2 2-6-2 no 60824 about to pass Aberdeen South box on 19 April 1954 with a relief working from Glasgow Buchanan Street. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/04/1954
The interior of Aberdeen South Signal Box illuminated by the rapidly sinking winter sun. Taken during a visit by the AURS to the then 3 remaining ...
Charlie Niven /02/1980
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These carriage sidings were developed on the west side of Aberdeen Joint, at its south end, access from Denburn South Junction. The sidings date from around the 1908 reconstruction of Aberdeen Joint and these sidings replaced earlier, much shorter, sidings on a similar site.
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An Azuma in the Clayhills Sidings at Aberdeen, seen from an excellent viewpoint on 4th June 2019.
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Duncan Ross 04/06/2019
An Azuma in the Clayhill sidings, south of Aberdeen station, on 31st May 2019. ...
John Yellowlees 31/05/2019
A Scotrail HST power car at Aberdeen Clayhills yard showing collision damage on 11th February 2020. It would go to Haymarket Depot later in the day ...
Bill Roberton 11/02/2020
A refurbished Scotrail HST, an Azuma hooked up to shore power and a refurbished Scotrail HST with a 'Do Not Move' sign, all at Clayhills on 2nd April ...
Alan Cormack 02/04/2020
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This is a station with five public platforms. It opened as Aberdeen Joint - jointly owned by the Scottish North Eastern Railway to the south and the Great North of Scotland Railway to the north. It replaced terminal stations at Aberdeen Guild Street and Aberdeen Waterloo respectively. A poor horse-drawn street tramway link had existed between these, no substitute for a connecting ...

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Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
A letter received regarding archaeology works to do with HS2 in my area - although it's happening in Buckinghamshire - not Aberdeenshire! ...
Alan Cormack 04/05/2018
Armistice wreath-laying at Aberdeen Station; Des Byrne of the Great North of Scotland Railway Association paying tribute to the 93 fallen of the GNSR ...
John Yellowlees 11/11/2017
The 21:05 to Edinburgh Waverley, Class 170 416, at Aberdeen. ...
Alan Cormack 10/01/2017
Peppercorn class A1 no. 60163 'Tornado' at Aberdeen station on the evening of Thursday, 14th March 2019, prior to departure with the return 'The ...
David Bosher 14/03/2019
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