Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed. The line provided a service between Inverurie on the Great North of Scotland Railway to Old Meldrum.






Dates

15/06/1855[Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway]
Act receives Royal assent.
26/06/1856[Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway]
Line opened.
  /  /1866[Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway]
Fingask station opened.
30/07/1866[Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway]
[Great North of Scotland Railway]
Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway absorbed by Great North of Scotland Railway. (Alternative date 14/6/1858).
10/02/1902[Great North of Scotland Railway]
[Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway]
Inverurie (New) station opened further north. The new station had a bay platform for the Old Meldrum trains.
  /  /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.
02/11/1931[Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway]
Old Meldrum to Inverurie closed to passengers.
03/01/1966[Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway]
Old Meldrum to Inverurie closed to freight

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

The original station at Inverurie was south of the current station. It had an island platform for the Aberdeen bound trains and Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway branch.
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Inverurie foot crossing, with work still in progress, on 11th August 2019.
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Duncan Ross 11/08/2019

This is a two platform station with a large station building on the westbound platform. The station has a large car park. The station building has something of the appearance of distilleries to its design.
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Detail of the cupola styled ventilator over the west end of Inverure's station building. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/10/2018
My view from The Coco Works cafe of Inverurie station's platforms. ...
John Yellowlees 04/10/2017
Notice at the Insch end of Platform 2, Inverurie.
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John Yellowlees 07/09/2019
The newly refurbished Inverurie foot crossing in August 2019.
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Duncan Ross 11/08/2019

This was a single platform station, with the platform crossing the Lochter Burn. The platform was on the west side of the line, just to the south of a level crossing.
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The bridge number (347) is still visible on the abutment below the platform at Lethenty [see image 33479]. Also visible on the steel beam is the date ...
John Williamson 03/04/2011
Closed to passengers on 2 November 1931 and completely by 3 January 1966, Lethenty on the Oldmeldrum branch was still recognisable as a railway halt ...
John Williamson /11/1977
The halt at Lethenty is remarkably well preserved almost 80 years after passenger services were withdrawn and 45 years after complete closure. This is ...
John Williamson 03/04/2011

This was a short timber platform on the north side of the line, just west of where the line crossed the Lochter Burn. The original name may have been Muirtown.
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The former Fingask Platform on the Oldmeldrum branch, opened by the Inverurie and Old Meldrum Railway in 1867. The photograph, taken in the 1920s, was ...
Ray Thackrah Collection //

This was a single platform station with a loop.
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The station building at Oldmeldrum in November 2006, soon to be moved to Milton of Crathes on the Deeside line. ...
John Furnevel 06/11/2006
Evening sun on Oldmeldrum station in November 2006. ...
John Furnevel 06/11/2006
Station buildings at Oldmeldrum, still intact in 2007. Sight now used as a bus garage. Looking west. ...
Graham Morgan 01/04/2007
Gone! Oldmeldrum station building has been taken for use on the Deeside Railway. May 2012. ...
Ewan Crawford 23/05/2012