Buckie and Portessie Branch (Highland Railway)

Introduction

This railway is closed. Passenger services are still provided by ScotRail between Inverness, Keith and Aberdeen.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is a one platform station, with a second out of use platform on the former route to Dufftown. There is a passing loop to the east of the station, inconvenient when trains are running late.
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An Inverness to Aberdeen service calls at Keith on 26 September 2017. Keith
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David Panton 26/09/2017
The GNSR goods shed at Keith still stands. In the foreground is the Dufftown platform line, the buffer on this line being not far behind the camera. ...
David Prescott 30/01/2018
Although the preserved Keith and Dufftown Railway is very much still alive it has been many years since the line reached Keith Junction (in distance) ...
David Panton 26/09/2017
Keith station 2006. ...
John Furnevel /11/2006

This was a two platform station with the main station building on the southbound platform. The station had north and south signal boxes.
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Looking south at the former Aultmore station viewed from the roadside. ...
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Enzie was a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track line. The main station building was on the northbound platform.
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Looking north towards the station houses at Enzie station. ...
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Buckie line looking north as it crosses over the hills at Enzie. ...
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This was a single platform station on the east side of the line.
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This was a single platform station with a goods yard to the east of the station, served from the north.
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Looking north at the former Rathven station. ...
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This was a single platform station on a curve.
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Buckie goods shed by the former Highland Railway station. ...
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Buckie Highland Railway station site, looking east. ...
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This was a shared station with the Great North of Scotland Railway. The Highland Railway owned the southern face of an island platform, the north face being the westbound line of the GNoSR. Portessie Shed was at the east end of the station, as was Findochty Junction.
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This was a two road locomotive shed at the east end of the Highland Railway's part of the Portessie [HR] and Portessie [GNSR]] station.
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This was a double track junction to the east of the Portessie [GNSR] and Portessie [HR] station where the lines from their Buckie [GNSR] and Buckie [HR], respectively, met.
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