Auchterless

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Auchterless (1857-1951)

Opened on the Banff, Macduff and Turriff Junction Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station some way north east of Auchterless. The main station building was on the northbound platform, which was the side of the approach road. The station reduced to one platform (the former northbound) before closure and the loop was taken out.

To the south, on the west side of the line, was the goods yard, approached from the south.

The station had a passing loop from early days, the platforms were extended along the loop. There were two boxes, the north surviving as a gate box until complete closure of the line in 1966, the south closing in 1933. Passenger traffic had ceased in 1951, except for specials.

The station building, characteristic of the line, survives in modified form. It is now a house. The platforms and goods yard have been landscaped. Railway cottages also remain.

Local

Castle of Towie Barclay


Tags

Station

External links

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