Alford Valley Railway


This line is closed. The railway ran from Alford to Kintore it connected to the Great North of Scotland Railway. Today the nearest station is at Inverurie.

The line served several large quarries.


  /  /1856[Alford Valley Railway]
Act receives Royal assent
21/03/1859[Alford Valley Railway]
Line opened
30/07/1866[Alford Valley Railway]
[Great North of Scotland Railway]
Alford Valley Railway absorbed by Great North of Scotland Railway.
  /  /1903[Great North of Scotland Railway]
[Alford Valley Railway]
[Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway]
[St Combs Light Railway] ([Great North of Scotland Railway])
Railcars used on the Alford, Lossiemouth, Old Meldrum and St Combs lines.
02/01/1950[Alford Valley Railway]
Alford to Kintore closed to passengers
02/01/1966[Alford Valley Railway]
Alford to Paradise siding closed to freight
07/11/1966[Alford Valley Railway]
Paradise Siding to Kintore closed to freight

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.

Kintore to Alford

This single track passenger and goods line ran from Kintore to Alford.


This was a three platform station. There were two platforms on the main line and a bay platform at the north end, on the west side, for the Alford branch. There was a goods yard also at the north end on the west side, approached from the north. There was a turntable for the branch locomotive.


Kintore Sand Pit Siding

This siding was to the north of Kintore station on the Alford Valley Railway. It was located on the north side of the line and served from the east....



This was a single platform station. There was a goods yard to the south, approached from the station.



This was a single platform station on the single track Alford branch. The platform was on the north side of the line with a goods yard to the east, also on the north side, served from the east. A sawmill was built in the yard after opening.



This was a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track line. The main station building was on the westbound platform.



This was a single platform station on the south of the line and to the east of the terminus, Alford.



This was a single platform terminus on a standard gauge railway. Today the site is a station on a narrow gauge railway.