Aberdeen Junction Railway



Dates

  /  /1856Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Nairn Viaduct, designed by Joseph Mitchell, under construction.
21/07/1856Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent. (Former applications were made under the name Nairn and Elgin Railway).
22/12/1857Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Nairn to Dalvey [1st] (temporary station west of Forres [1st]) opened.
25/03/1858Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Dalvey [1st] closes, replaced by the extension through Forres [1st] to Elgin.
  /07/1858Morayshire Railway
Pre-opening inspection of Orton to Rothes line (passed but frustratingly the Elgin to Orton section of the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway fails).
18/08/1858Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Opens from Elgin to Keith.
23/08/1858Morayshire Railway
Orton (on the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway) to Rothes opened.
  /  /1860Great North of Scotland Railway
Great North of Scotland Railway sells its Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway shares.
03/07/1860Morayshire Railway
Elgin East to Rothes via Longmorn authorised (avoiding difficulties using the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway's Elgin to Orton section).
17/05/1861Inverness and Nairn RailwayInverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Inverness and Nairn Railway absorbed by Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway.
01/03/1862Findhorn RailwayInverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Findhorn Railway operation taken over by the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway.
30/06/1862Inverness and Ross-shire RailwayInverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Inverness and Ross-shire Railway absorbed by Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway.
22/12/1862Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)
Alves to Burghead Harbour (Burghead [1st]) opened.
01/07/1863Montrose and Bervie RailwayGreat North of Scotland RailwayAberdeen Junction Railway
Circumbendibus project proposed between the Great North of Scotland Railway and the Montrose and Bervie Railway to provide a new route to the south. This receives Royal assent and would have been called the Aberdeen Junction Railway.
01/07/1863Montrose and Bervie RailwayGreat North of Scotland RailwayAberdeen Junction Railway
Circumbendibus project (Aberdeen Junction Railway) project abandoned. Montrose and Bervie Railway shares sold by the Great North of Scotland Railway.
  /  /1864Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)
Wards opened.
  /  /1865Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)
Wards renamed Coltfield Platform.
01/02/1865Inverness and Aberdeen Junction RailwayInverness and Perth Junction Railway
Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway and Inverness and Perth Junction Railway merge (the name of new company was not yet decided).
29/06/1865Inverness and Aberdeen Junction RailwayInverness and Perth Junction RailwayHighland Railway
Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway and Inverness and Perth Junction Railway merger: company named the Highland Railway.
10/10/1892Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)
Burghead [2nd] to Burghead Harbour closed to passengers. Burghhead [2nd] to Hopeman opened to passengers.
14/09/1931Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)
Hopeman to Alves closed to passengers.
31/12/1957Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)
Hopeman to Burghead [2nd] closed to goods.
07/10/1966Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)
Burghhead [2nd] to Burghhead Harbour closed.
21/01/1998Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)
Alves Junction to Roseisle Maltings re-opened to freight. The line was mothballed shortly afterwards.