Broomfield Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Broomfield Junction (1865-1967)

Opened on the Aberdeen Railway.
Opened on the Montrose and Bervie Railway.
Opened on the North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway.

Description

This was the junction between the branch from Dubton to Montrose [CR] of the Aberdeen Railway and the later Montrose and Bervie Railway.

Broomfield station was located on the branch as it curved away from the original line. There was a loop, platform on the west side and a siding, approached from the branch on the east side. This station was built during a period of argument between the branch line company and the Caledonian Railway over access charges to Montrose [CR]. This was short lived, closing to most trains in 1869 and completely in 1877.

In 1881 a further line opened to the Montrose station of the North British Railway allowing trains from Montrose to run to Inverbervie, crossing over a very short section of the Caledonian Railway in the process. A signal box opened at the junction. This was on the north side of the Broomfield Road level crossing, on the west side of the northern part of the junction.

All lines approaching the junction were single track (although there was a loop on the Inverbervie route, just to the north.

The signal box here was badly damaged in 1939 when struck by an RAF Airspeed Oxford. A temporary reconstruction of the box on the brick base lasted until the line closed.

An additional signal box was on the North British Railway approach line, protecting a level crossing.

The line to Dubton closed in 1963. The branch to Inverbervie closed in 1966. The last use of the site was access, by reversal, to Montrose [CR] which closed in 1967.

The site of the junction is now landscaped and the trackbed to Dubton is a footpath and Broomfield Crescent.

Tags

Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
02/05/2020


Dates

03/07/1860Montrose and Bervie Railway
Act receives Royal assent. Agreement gives running powers from Broomfield Junction to Montrose [CR] and use of the terminus.
  /  /1872North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Link from Montrose to Broomfield Junction (on the Montrose and Bervie Railway) authorised.
  /  /1886Aberdeen Railway
Agreement allows the North British Railway to use Broomfield Siding and Broomfield Junction on the Montrose [CR] branch, crossed by Montrose to Bervie trains following the NBR's take over.
30/04/1943Aberdeen Railway
Montrose [CR] to Broomfield Junction closed to passengers.
01/10/1951Montrose and Bervie Railway
Inverbervie to Montrose (Broomfield Junction) closed to passengers. North Water Bridge, St Cyrus, Lauriston, Johnshaven, Birnie Road Siding, Gourdon, Inverbervie closed.
04/08/1952Aberdeen Railway
Montrose [CR] to Broomfield Junction to Dubton Junction closed to passengers. Dubton station closed.
20/06/1963Aberdeen Railway
Broomfield Junction (excluded) to Dubton Junction (excluded) closed to freight
23/05/1966Montrose and Bervie Railway
Inverbervie to Montrose (Broomfield Junction) closed to freight.
19/06/1967Aberdeen Railway
Montrose [CR] (also known as Montrose East) to Broomfield Junction closed to freight.
19/06/1967North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Montrose to Broomfield Junction closed to freight.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

Aberdeen 1900: Aberdeenshire Sheet 75.11 (Old O.S. Maps of Aberdeenshire)

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire: 40 Coast and Country Walks

Aberdeen City Centre History Tour

Aberdeen City Centre Through Time

Aberdeen in Old Picture Postcards

Aberdeen in the Fifties and Sixties

Aberdeen Remembered: By Aberdeen City Libraries and Museums

Aberdeen, Inverurie and Pitmedden (OS Landranger Map)

Aberdeen: An Illustrated Architectural Guide (RIAS illustrated architectural guides to Scotland)

Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen (Pevsner Architectural Guides) (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of Scotland)

Aberdeenshire's Lost Railways

Angus and Kincardineshire's Lost Railways

BR Steam in Colour: London to Aberdeen from the Bill Reed Collection

Bradshaw's Guide Scotland's Railways East Coast Berwick to Aberdeen & Beyond: Volume 6

Brechin 1901: Forfarshire Sheet 28.13 (Old O.S. Maps of Forfarshire)

British Railways Steam - King's Cross to Aberdeen: From the Bill Reed Collection

Bygone Montrose: With Inverkeilor, Lunan Bay, Rossie, Usan, Ferryden, Bridge of Dun, Hillside, Dubton and Craigo

Caledonian Routes 1: Aberdeen, Strathmore Line & Branches

Cock o' the North: Aberdeen to Kyle of Lochalsh - Study in Diesel Power Through Its Various Stages

Great North Memories: Aberdeen No. 2: Scenes of the North East's Own Railway

Hidden Aberdeen: History on Your Doorstep and Under Your Feet

Joint Station: Aberdeen Station, 1867-1992

Landranger (54) Dundee & Montrose, Forfar & Arbroath (OS Landranger Map)

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Montrose The Postcard Collection

Montrose Through Time
National Series of Waterway, Tramway and Railway Atlases: Aberdeen v. 1m
On Either Side, 1939: The Train between London King's Cross & Edinburgh Waverley, Fort William, Inverness & Aberdeen (Old House)

OS Explorer Map (389) Forfar, Brechin and Edzell (OS Explorer Paper Map) (OS Explorer Active Map)

Railways Of Scotland 4: Aberdeen And The Grampians DVD - Cinerail

Railways Of Scotland 7: Perth To Kinnaber Junction DVD - Cinerail

The Montrose & Bervie Railway: A Study of Transport in South-East Kincardineshire 1770-1966

The Montrose & Bervie Railway: A Study of Transport in South-East Kincardineshire 1770-1966

The Montrose & Bervie Railway: A Study of Transport in South-East Kincardineshire 1770-1966

The Railways of Aberdeen: 150 Years of History: One Hundred and Fifty Years of History
The Railways of Strathmore (Perth, Forfar and Brechin)The 'Subbies': The story of Aberdeen's suburban trains 1887-1987