Montrose and Bervie Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed.






Dates

  /  /1860[Montrose and Bervie Railway]
Act receives Royal assent.
01/07/1863[Montrose and Bervie Railway]
[Great North of Scotland Railway]
[Aberdeen Junction Railway]
Circumbendibus project proposed between the Great North of Scotland Railway and the Montrose and Bervie Railway to provide a new route to the south. This receives Royal assent and would have been called the [Aberdeen Junction Railway].
01/07/1863[Montrose and Bervie Railway]
[Great North of Scotland Railway]
[Aberdeen Junction Railway]
Circumbendibus project ([Aberdeen Junction Railway]) project abandoned. Montrose and Bervie Railway shares sold by the Great North of Scotland Railway.
  /  /1881[Montrose and Bervie Railway]
[North British Railway]
Montrose and Bervie Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
01/10/1951[Montrose and Bervie Railway]
Inverbervie to Montrose (Broomfield Junction) closed to passengers.
23/05/1966[Montrose and Bervie Railway]
Inverbervie to Montrose (Broomfield Junction) closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was the junction between the branch from Dubton to Montrose [CR] of the Aberdeen Railway and the later Montrose and Bervie Railway.
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Looking North at the former site of Broomfield Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //
64615 at Broomfield Junction with the 1960 RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour. To the left is the line to Dubton, the train is coming off the Bervie line ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 16/06/1960

This was a short lived single platform station on the Montrose and Bervie Railway. Also known as Broomfield Road.
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This was a halt on the west side of the line just north of the North Water Bridge Viaduct. The North Water Bridge itself is the road bridge just to the west of the viaduct.
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64615 heading south past North Water Bridge Halt with the 1960 RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour. The train is about to cross the North Water Bridge ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 16/06/1960
J37 0-6-0 no 64547 approaching North Water Bridge station on 22 May 1966 having just crossed the North Esk with a special for Inverbervie marking ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 22/05/1966

This was a single platform station on the west side of the single track Montrose to Inverbervie railway.
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Looking north at St Cyrus. ...
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The site of St Cyrus station (closed to passengers in 1951) looking north along the trackbed towards Inverbervie on 7 November 2006. The refurbished ...
John Furnevel 07/11/2006
The 1960 RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour entering St. Cyrus station from the north. [See image 12562] ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 16/06/1960

This station was located at Bush, south of Lauriston Castle. The station had a passing loop, two slightly staggered platforms (the west/southbound platform being slightly to the east) and a goods yard at the east end of the station, on the north side of the line approached from the west. The signal box (1893) was at the east end of the westbound platform.
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18th April 2019 was a nice day and I fancied exploring St Cyrus and the surrounding area. This was taken at Bush looking northwards towards ...
Duncan Ross 18/04/2019
Looking north over the former Lauriston station. ...
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Reclaimed overbridge on the Bervie branch south of Lauriston station in November 2006. The station stood on the other side of the bridge, in an area ...
John Furnevel 04/11/2006
64615 at Lauriston with the 1960 RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour. ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 16/06/1960

This was a single platform station on the east side of the line. The goods yard was to the north on the east side of the line and approached from the north.
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Looking south over the former Johnshaven station. ...
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64615 entering Johnshaven with the 1960 RCTS/SLS Joint Scottish Tour. ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 16/06/1960

This was a halt on the line between Montrose and Inverbervie.
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This was a single platform station with the platform on the south side of the line. There was a footbridge to the east and beyond that a loop with a goods yard siding serving a goods shed, the siding being approached from the north east.
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Looking north at the former Gourdon station. ...
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Looking north from hills above Gourdon over town, harbour and former course of railway. ...
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This terminus was located close to the shore to the south east of Inverbervie. It had a single platform, on the west side of a loop, and a goods yard on the east side, approached, like the passenger station, from the south.
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Class J39 0-6-0 64590 at Inverbervie on freight to Montrose in January 1962. [Ref query 9 February 2018] ...
David Murray-Smith 27/01/1962
Trackbed of the Inverbervie branch in May 2013, looking towards the terminus some 400m to the north. The sign points towards the next two stations on ...
Brian Taylor 26/05/2013
J37 0-6-0 no 64547 running round at Inverbervie (Bervie until 1926) with a special on 22 May 1966 marking the complete closure of the branch. Sister ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 22/05/1966