Deeside Extension Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed. The railway provided a service from Banchory to Aboyne. The line was an extension of the Deeside Railway from Aberdeen and was itself extended to Ballater by the Aboyne and Braemar Railway.






Dates

27/07/1857[Deeside Extension Railway]
Act receives Royal assent.
30/10/1857[Deeside Extension Railway]
First sod cut.
02/12/1859[Deeside Extension Railway]
Railway opened. Stations at Banchory, Glassel, Torphins, Dess and Aboyne
13/05/1862[Deeside Extension Railway]
Line leased by [Great North of Scotland Railway] to block authorisation of a new line from Stonehaven to Kintore.
  /  /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.
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.
01/08/1875[Deeside Extension Railway]
[Great North of Scotland Railway]
Deeside Extension Railway absorbed by Great North of Scotland Railway.
  /  /1958[Deeside Extension Railway]
Battery railcar introduced between Aberdeen and Ballater.
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.

Banchory [2nd]

This was a three platform station; two through platforms and a bay platform at the east end, north side of the line. The platforms were canopied.
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Dee Street Halt

This was a timber platform to the west of Banchory [2nd] station. It was located just to the west of Dee Street....

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Glassel

Glassel was a single platform station on the north side of the single track line. It had a station building typical of the extension line with a railway cottage to its immediate east.
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Torphins

This was, latterly, a two platform station in the middle of Torphins.
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Beltie Burn Viaduct

This was a five arch single track viaduct over the Beltie Burn between Torphins and Lumphanan stations.
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Lumphanan

This was a two platform station on the single track Deeside line from Aberdeen to Ballater. The station site is now housing by the memory of it is preserved in the name Station Square.
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Dess

This was a single platform station.
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Aboyne

This was a two platform station.
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