Banff, Macduff and Turriff Junction Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed. The line provided a service between Inveramsay on the Great North of Scotland Railway to Turriff. The Banff, Macduff and Turriff Extension Railway extended the line to Macduff.

The line was also known as the Aberdeen and Turriff Railway.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was the junction station for the Banff, Macduff and Turriff Junction Railway. It opened with the branch.
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View looking north west of the remaining station building at Inveramsay in 1999. This building was on the main line Aberdeen bound platform (left) and ...
Ewan Crawford //1999
The view north at Inveramsay station in 1961. The Macduff platform lines are shown. Further to the left were the mainline platforms. The branch closed ...
David Murray-Smith //1961
GNSR 49 pauses before joining the mainline again at Inveramsay with the 1960 RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour. Today the platforms remain here but the ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 13/06/1960

This was a single platform station with the platform on the north east side of the single track. The line ran in a south east to north west alignment. There was a goods yard to the south west of the passenger station, approached from the south east.
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This was a two platform station with a loop.
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Looking north towards the level crossing at the closed Rothienorman station in 1997. ...
Ewan Crawford //1997
Looking south at the site of Rothienorman station on the Inveramsey - MacDuff branch. The site is now occupied by a small car-park. The car on the ...
John Williamson 22/06/2008
Looking north at the site of Rothienorman station on the Inveramsey - MacDuff branch. The edge of the down platform can still be seen, with the ...
John Williamson 22/06/2008
GNSR 49 entering Rothienorman from the north with the RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour on 13 June 1960. ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 13/06/1960

This was a two platform station with a passing loop. Little, apart from platform edging, remain. The southbound platform was the original, before the loop was installed. The station building was typical of the line between Inveramsay and Turriff.
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Goods offices at Fyvie station in 1999. A modern goods shed still exits to the right of this (out of shot) and the station was even further of to the ...
Ewan Crawford //1999

This was a two platform station some way north east of Auchterless. The main station building was on the northbound platform, which was the side of the approach road. The station reduced to one platform (the former northbound) before closure and the loop was taken out.
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Auchterless station seen from the south after closure. There had been a second platform on the right. The north box survived as a gate box. [Ref query ...
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Looking south west at the former Auchterless station. ...
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GNSR 49 in the neighbourhood of Inverythan, mid way between Auchterless and Fyvie, with the 1960 RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour. ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 13/06/1960

This was a two platform station to the south of Turriff, across the Bridge of Turriff over the Burn of Turriff from the town. The station was a terminus from 1857 to 1860. Following this, it was the largest intermediate station between Macduff and Inveramsay.
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Turriff signal box seen in 1961. This box was set back from the station's southbound platform and approached along a timber footway. ...
David Murray-Smith //1961
Ex-GNSR 4-4-0 no 49 Gordon Highlander stands with the 1960 SLS/RCTS joint tour at Turriff on 13 June 1960. Photographed looking south from a ...
RB Parr, courtesy Stephenson Locomotive Society 13/06/1960
Ex-NBR Class J36 65303 ready to depart from Turriff with a freight from Macduff to Aberdeen (Kittybrewster) in 1961. [Ref query 6 January 2018] ...
David Murray-Smith //1961
The SLS/RCTS Joint Scottish Tour pauses at Turriff on 13 June 1960, seen here looking north through the station. ...
RB Parr, courtesy Stephenson Locomotive Society 13/06/1960