Buckpool

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Nether Buckie (1886-1887)
Buckpool (1887-1960)

Opened on the Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway).

Description

This was a single platform station, the platform on the north side of the line. It gave the appearance of a two platform station as there was a loading bank on the south side, served by a siding from the west which was later looped. The loading bank's southern face and a goods shed were served by sidings from the west end of the station.

The station opened with a signal box at the west side of the station building. This closed in 1896, replaced with a ground frame.

The station closed to passengers in 1960. The line closed in 1968.

The station was on the west edge of Buckpool. In Buckpool itself a lattice footbridge crossed the line which survives today.

Much of the platform and loading bank site has survived. Housing has been built on the east end of the station site. A railway cottage remains.

Nether Buckie lay on the west bank of the Burn of Buckie, Seatown and Newtown on the east bank. Buckpool now applies to the part of the town on the west bank and Buckie to that on the east.

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



Dates

01/05/1886Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Tochieneal to Garmouth opened. Stations opened: Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Portessie [GNSR], Buckie [GNSR], Nether Buckie, Port Gordon and Fochabers [GNSR].
  /  /1887Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Nether Buckie renamed Buckpool.

Books


Banff, Moray and Nairn's Lost Railways
Moray Coast Railways
The Travellers Joy: The Story of the Morayshire Railway