Boddam Branch (Great North of Scotland Railway)

Introduction

This railway is closed. The railway provided a service from Boddam to Ellon with connections to Aberdeen. A hotel was built at Cruden Bay and had an electric tramway service. The line was owned by the Great North of Scotland Railway.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

The annual Railway Relay Race from Peterhead to Ellon took place on 6th August 2017. This is a minor road crossing and the remains of a bridge ...
Alan Cormack 06/08/2017
I spotted this old railway carriage a few years ago at the road junction of the A90 /A952 a couple of miles north of Ellon. It's on a metal chassis. ...
Alan Cormack 15/08/2017
I spotted this old railway carriage a few years ago at the road junction of the A90 /A952 a couple of miles north of Ellon. It's on a metal chassis. I ...
Alan Cormack 15/08/2017
Station hotel in Ellon. Both main line platforms are intact, hopefully passengers will be able to make use of the Hotel again while waiting for a ...
Alan Cormack 03/01/2017

This was a single platform station on the south side of the line. There was a goods yard at the east end, served from the east. The station was north of Auchmacoy House.
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Looking north to Auchmacoy station. ...
Ewan Crawford //

Pitlurg was a generously laid out two platform station at a very rural farming location in Aberdeenshire.
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Looking north over the remains of Pitlurg station. A station cottage is on the right and the goods yard was to the left. There was a loop here. There ...
Ewan Crawford 03/02/1997

This was a single platform station on the north side of the line. To the west was the goods yard, approached from the south west.
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This was a very fine two platform station with heavily canopied station buildings on each platform, in keeping with it being associated with a fine railway owned hotel, Cruden Bay Hotel.
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A view from the west of the remains of the viaduct just east of the Cruden Bay station site. ...
Alan Cormack 15/08/2017
The remains of a bridge abutment just to the west of Cruden Bay, at Nethermill.
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Alan Cormack 15/08/2017
The GNSR coat-of-arms seen at the former Cruden Bay Hotel, circa 1961. ...
David Murray-Smith //1961
The former station masters house at Cruden Bay in November 2006. ...
John Furnevel 06/11/2006

This was a one platform to the south of the Bullers O' Buchan road bridge, of which a single abutment survives. The platform was on the east side of the line.
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A view north towards Boddam from the Bullers O' Buchan carpark, site of the former halt. A former railway cottage sits to the left of the bridge ...
Bruce McCartney 01/06/2018
Looking north at the site of Bullers o' Buchan station. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Remaining bridge abutment at Bullers O' Buchan on the Boddam Branch of GNSR in May 2013, with the embankment beyond curving away to the north towards ...
Brian Taylor 16/05/2013

This was a single platform station on the north / west side of the line. There was a goods yard to the south of the site, approached from the south west.
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Looking south over the site of Longhaven station. ...
Ewan Crawford //

This was the generously laid out terminus of the line from Ellon. The passenger station was to the west and goods station to its east. The platform was on the east side of a long looped line. The station building was at the north end and a very large two road carriage shed on the east side of the platform at its south end.
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Looking south west over the Boddam station site. ...
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