Scottish North Eastern Railway

Introduction

This company was created in 1856 by an amalgamation of the Aberdeen Railway and Scottish Midland Junction Railway. Both companies had hoped to be bought by the Caledonian Railway and with it finding itself unable to do so the companies merged.



Dates

  /05/1854Carmyllie Railway
Line opened. Initially a private goods railway built by Earl of Dalhousie for slate and paving stones, operated by the Scottish North Eastern Railway (after 1856).
  /  /1856Aberdeen RailwayScottish Midland Junction RailwayScottish North Eastern Railway
The Aberdeen Railway merged with Scottish Midland Junction Railway to become Scottish North Eastern Railway.
01/01/1858Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Line opened, worked by the Scottish North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1859Scottish Central Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Dundee and Perth Railway Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Limits of Perth General station defined by the joint committee, repealing the agreement of 1846. The Scottish North Eastern Railway is authorised to use Perth General and to form a siding on the east side of the station.
  /  /1861Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish North Eastern Railway Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Scottish North Eastern Railway makes arrangement made with the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway, land for future Perth Shed [HR] near Perth General on the former SMJR.
  /  /1862Scottish North Eastern Railway Scottish Central Railway
Confirmation of agreements regarding Perth General between the Eastern Railway]] and Scottish Central Railway.
  /  /1862Scottish North Eastern Railway
Limpet Mill to Kintore line authorised.
  /  /1862Scottish North Eastern Railway
Deeside Branch authorised.
  /  /1862Scottish North Eastern Railway
Deviation at Forfar authorised.
31/01/1862Dundee and Arbroath Railway Scottish North Eastern Railway
The Dundee and Arbroath Railway is absorbed by the Scottish North Eastern Railway (official authorisation was in 1863).
  /  /1863Dundee and Arbroath Railway Scottish North Eastern Railway
Authorisation of the absorption of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway by the Scottish North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1863North British Railway Scottish North Eastern Railway
Dundee Goods Station is to be used jointly by the North British Railway and Scottish North Eastern Railway.
01/02/1863Alyth Railway Scottish North Eastern Railway
The Alyth Railway is leased by the Scottish North Eastern Railway
  /  /1864Perth, Almond Valley and Methven RailwayScottish North Eastern Railway
Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway leased by the Scottish North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1864Crieff and Methven Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent. The Scottish North Eastern Railway is given running powers.
  /  /1864Aberdeen Joint
A committee is formed for the management of the new joint Aberdeen Joint station between the companies (owners Scottish North Eastern Railway/Caledonian Railway and Great North of Scotland Railway and access for the Deeside Railway).
  /  /1864Alyth Railway Scottish North Eastern Railway
Lease of the Alyth Railway by the Scottish North Eastern Railway authorised.
  /  /1864Scottish North Eastern Railway
Meigle branch authorised - Newtyle and Meigle Junction Line. Meigle station was to be joint.
  /  /1864Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised for the Scottish North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1864 Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Authorisation to sell company to the Scottish North Eastern Railway.
12/03/1864Carmyllie Railway
Agreement for working the Carmyllie Railway by the Scottish North Eastern Railway.
23/06/1864Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway)Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Denburn Valley line to connect the Great North of Scotland Railway at Kittybrewster [2nd] to the Scottish North Eastern Railway (from 1866 Caledonian Railway) at Aberdeen Guild Street authorised. South of the new Aberdeen Joint will be SNER owned and north will be GNSR owned. The Deeside Railway is authorised to use the station, details to be agreed.
19/06/1865Carmyllie Railway Scottish North Eastern Railway
Carmyllie Railway absorbed by Scottish North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1866Scottish North Eastern Railway Caledonian Railway
Scottish North Eastern Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway. Confirmation of running powers for the Highland Railway between Perth General and Stanley Junction. Confirmation of running powers for North British Railway, London and North Western Railway, Midland Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway. The SNER's running powers over the Montrose and Bervie Railway are transferred to the Caledonian.
  /  /1867Scottish North Eastern Railway
Proposed Meigle branch abandoned.