Banff

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Banff Harbour (1859-1928)
Banff (1928-1964)

Opened on the Banff, Portsoy and Strathisla Railway.


Description

This was a two platform terminus station, with an island platform. One platform was covered by a station trainshed and the other was outside the trainshed, to the seaward side. The goods yard was also to the seaward side, approached from Tillynaught. The station building was two storey, with a timber roof trainshed with stone walls. (The trainshed was similar to those surviving on the former Highland Railway at Thurso and Wick.)

A line continued into the harbour itself, but this was cut back. There was a locomotive shed on the south side of the terminus, at the station throat.

After closure the station survived for a few years and was then cleared. After remaining clear for some time it has now been redeveloped.

To the east, across the River Deveron, was another terminus, Macduff.

Local

National Cycle Route 1 passes close by the former station.


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