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

15/06/1855Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
26/06/1856Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway
Line opened.
  /  /1866Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway
Fingask station opened.
30/07/1866Inverury 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).
10/02/1902Great North of Scotland RailwayInverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway
Inverurie (New) station opened further north. The new larger station had a bay platform for the Old Meldrum trains.
  /  /1903Great 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.
02/11/1931Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway
Old Meldrum to Inverurie closed to passengers.
03/01/1966Inverury 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. The branch platform terminated with a turntable and was also a loop back onto the main line. The main station building was on the northbound platform with another on the island platform, which was accessed by ...

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Great North of Scotland Railway
The newly refurbished Inverurie foot crossing in August 2019.
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Duncan Ross 11/08/2019
Inverurie foot crossing, with work still in progress, on 11th August 2019.
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Duncan Ross 11/08/2019
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This is a two platform station with a large granite build single storey 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, with a ventilator (or is it a cupola?)! Internally the building has fine dark stained wood panelling. One room was the private waiting room of the Earl of Kintore ...

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Detail of the cupola styled ventilator over the west end of Inverure's station building. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/10/2018
On platform drinking fountain at Inverurie. ...
John Yellowlees 03/06/2019
My view from The Coco Works cafe of Inverurie station's platforms. ...
John Yellowlees 04/10/2017
Unwontedly (but not unwantedly) this Inverness to Aberdeen service was formed by an HST rather than an overcrowded 158. The conductor blamed late ...
David Panton 02/10/2019
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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 ...
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
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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 ...
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This was a single platform station with a loop. There was a GNSR style timber station building.
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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
This photograph by Norman Turnbull, care of the Great North of Scotland Railway Association, is on display at Milton of Crathes. It shows the station ...
John Yellowlees 12/09/2017
Station buildings at Oldmeldrum, still intact in 2007. Sight now used as a bus garage. Looking west. ...
Graham Morgan 01/04/2007
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