Location type


Name and dates

Auchnagatt (1861-1965)

Opened on the Formartine and Buchan Railway.


This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The stone station building, on the northbound platform, remains in use as a house. The southbound platform had a timber building.

There was a goods yard on the west side of the line, approached by the north end of the northbound line.

The station had two signal boxes, North and South, both opened in 1890. A small box at the north end to control the north end of the loop and a larger box at the south end to control the south end of the loop and access to the goods yard. The north end signals were taken over by the south box in 1902.

The station closed to passengers in 1965. The signal boxes and loop closed in 1966. The line itself remained open for freight until closed in 1979.

The platforms and stone station building remain.

The former station is known colloquially as 'The Gatt'.


Formartine and Buchan Way



External links

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

Chronology Dates

18/07/1861Formartine and Buchan Railway
Opened from Dyce (Great North of Scotland Railway) to Old Deer and Mintlaw. Stations opened at Parkhill, Newmachar, Udny, Newburgh Road, Esslemont, Ellon, Arnage, Auchnagatt, Brucklay [1st] and Old Deer and Mintlaw.
06/07/1966Formartine and Buchan Railway
Auchnagatt signal box closed.


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