Aboyne

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Aboyne (1859-1966)

Opened on the Deeside Extension Railway.
Opened on the Aboyne and Braemar Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station. The main station building was on the eastbound platform. This had a large glazed canopy.

Initially there was a trainshed, with what became the eastbound platform under its cover. The goods yard was on both the north and south side of the line, approached from the east. There was a locomotive shed at the east end, approached from the west.

The line was continued west through Aboyne Tunnel and a second platform, westbound, added to the east of the trainshed.

Following rebuilding, completed in 1896, the main station building, a single storey in granite, was built on the eastbound platform with a large canopy - this still stands, without the canopy. The building has a turret at either end and a canopy over the street entrance.

A smaller similar building, timber, was built on the westbound platform, also with a canopy. The goods yard to the south was removed and further sidings added to the northern goods yard. The locomotive shed was removed.

There were two signal boxes, both dating from 1895. The west box was at the west end of the westbound platform. The east box was at the east end of the same platform looking north to the goods yard. The west box closed in 1920, subsumed by the east box.

The station closed to passengers in February 1966. The box was reduced to a ground frame. The line closed completely in July 1966.

Today the excellent eastbound station building survives in other uses and the platform area is a car park.

To the east was Aboyne Curlers Platform.

Tags

Station terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map




Dates

02/12/1859Deeside Extension Railway
Railway opened. Stations at Banchory [2nd], Glassel, Torphins, Dess and Aboyne.
17/10/1866Aboyne and Braemar Railway
Opened from Aboyne to Ballater with stations at Aboyne, Dinnet and Ballater.
28/02/1966Deeside Railway Deeside Extension Railway Aboyne and Braemar Railway
Ballater, Cambus O' May, Dinnet, Aboyne, Dess, Lumphanan, Torphins, Glassel, Dee Street Halt, Banchory [2nd], Crathes, Park, Culter and Cults closed to passengers.

Books


A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway

A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway

Deeside Line: The North-east's Royal Railway

Deeside Line: The North-east's Royal Railway

Great North of Scotland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands, vol. 3)

Great North of Scotland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands, vol. 3)

Great North of Scotland Railway Album

Great North of Scotland Railway Album

Great North of Scotland Railway Album

Great North of Scotland Railway Album

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Great North of Scotland Railway v. 3

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Great North of Scotland Railway v. 3

Royal Deeside's Railway: Aberdeen to Ballater

Royal Deeside's Railway: Aberdeen to Ballater

The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History

The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History