Aboyne and Braemar Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed. The railway provided a service from Aboyne to Ballater. The line was an extension of the Deeside Extension Railway and the Deeside Railway. The service between Ballater and Braemar was provided by Traction Engine. The nearest station today is at Aberdeen.






Dates

  /  /1865[Deeside Railway]
[Deeside Extension Railway]
[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
Royal couriers first use line rather than Cairnwell pass road to get to Balmoral from the south.
05/07/1865[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
Act receives Royal assent.
  /10/1865[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
First sod cut.
  /  /1866[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
Ballater to Bridge of Gairn section construction abandoned/
30/07/1866[Deeside Railway]
[Deeside Extension Railway]
[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
[Great North of Scotland Railway]
Deeside lines leased for 999 years by Great North of Scotland Railway.
17/10/1866[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
Opened from Aboyne to Ballater with stations at Aboyne, Dinnet and Ballater.
31/01/1876[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
[Great North of Scotland Railway]
Aboyne and Braemar Railway absorbed by the Great North of Scotland Railway.
  /  /1878[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
Cambus O May opened.
  /  /1958[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
Battery railcar introduced between Aberdeen and Ballater.
28/02/1966[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
Ballater to Aberdeen (Ferryhill) closed to passengers.
18/07/1966[Deeside Railway]
[Deeside Extension Railway]
[Aboyne and Braemar Railway]
Ballater to Culter closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Aboyne

This was a two platform station.
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Dinnet

This was a two platform station with a passing loop.
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Cambus O' May

This was a single platform station.
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Ballater

This was the terminus of the Deeside line from Aberdeen.
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Bridge of Gairn

After opening of the Aboyne and Braemar Railway to Ballater a start was made on taking the line further west to Braemar was made. The trackbed was extended as far west as Bridge of Gairn before being abandoned....

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