Aberdeen Waterloo Extension (Great North of Scotland Railway)


The Great North of Scotland Railway originally terminated at Kittybrewster on the northern outskirts of Aberdeen, with the opening of this extension the line was brought much closer to the centre of Aberdeen and was given direct access to the docks alongside the former canal basin.

The connection from Waterloo to the Aberdeen Railway was by street lines by the docksides and not suitable for long term passenger use. The Denburn line was to directly connect the GNSR to the line to the south and eclipse the Waterloo line.

The Waterloo line and its terminus were to settle down to be goods only, a role the line still has today.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.

Kittybrewster to Aberdeen

From Kittybrewster Junction to Aberdeen Waterloo.

This junction was located north of Kittybrewster [2nd] station.

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Great North of Scotland Railway
A resplendent looking COLAS 70807 at Kittybrewster, captured with a wide angle setting on its way to Irvine, with 6B38 on 27th November 2020. The loco ...
Duncan Ross 27/11/2020
Class B1 4-6-0 no 61352 passing Kittybrewster on 10 February 1960 with the 2.15pm Aberdeen to Inverness train.
David Murray-Smith 10/02/1960
A view from the front of a DMU on 01 June 1974 of Kittybrewster Junction looking north towards the road bridge carrying St Machar Drive over the ...
John McIntyre 01/06/1974
Freightliner 66 on a ballast train at Kittybrewster on 11th August 2019.
Duncan Ross 11/08/2019
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This was an intermediary station in the north of Aberdeen. This station replaced the terminus Aberdeen Kittybrewster and was build to its direct east on the extension to Aberdeen Waterloo, which was much closer to the city centre.

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Taken from the Kittybrewster Retail Park in October 2018, this is the newly relaid Aberdeen Harbour Branch. The small sign on the right is a reminder ...
Alan Cormack 29/10/2018
6A32 China Clay tanks from Mossend on its way down to Aberdeen Waterloo on 27th June 2018. 66077 led on the branch with 66001 on the rear. [Ref query ...
Duncan Ross 27/06/2018
View of Kittybrewster in 1989. Oil sidings here had been lifted and the site was being redeveloped.
Ewan Crawford 03/11/1989
Trip freight on the Waterloo branch at Kittybrewster in November 1972. ...
John McIntyre /11/1972
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This was the terminus of the Great North of Scotland Railway on extension from Kittybrewster Junction to the Waterloo Quay in Aberdeen. The extension followed the course of the former Aberdeenshire Canal.

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Aberdeen Waterloo has been very busy lately with all sidings occupied by tanks. Colas 70807 has delivered 6A34 to the terminal on 25th November 2020 ...
Duncan Ross 25/11/2020
The afternoon sun illuminates Colas 70803 and a yard full of tank wagons at Aberdeen Waterloo on 22nd January 2020. Perhaps there is an element of ...
Duncan Ross 22/11/2020
Colas 70810 at Aberdeen Waterloo on 6th October 2020, ready to take a rake of tanks on a sightseeing trip round Scotland to Irvine. The train had ...
Duncan Ross 06/10/2020
General view of the yard area at Aberdeen Waterloo on 25th November 2020 with 70807 running round newly delivered tank wagons. ...
Duncan Ross 25/11/2020
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