Bucksburn

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Buxburn (1854-1897)
Bucksburn (1897-1956)

Opened on the Great North of Scotland Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station. The main station building was on the northbound platform with a smaller one on the southbound. Both had substantial glazed canopies.

The goods yard was on the south side of the line, accessed from the west via a headshunt from the line, a siding continuing east to a pair of reversing spurs. The yard had loading banks and two goods sheds.

The line was doubled between Kittybrewster Junction and Dyce in 1861.

The signal box, opened 1892, was on the north side of the line opposite the goods yard turn out.

To the east of the station, and yard, was the Twin Spires Creamery which was accessed by a siding on the north side of the line, accessed from the west. This led to a small exchange yard and then sidings at the creamery.

The station closed to passengers in 1956. The signal box and goods yard closed in 1969 and the line was singled between Aberdeen and Dyce in 1971.

Nothing remains of the station except the southbound platform. The station building and yard site is now housing.

The line has been redoubled (2019).

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
11/04/2020




Books

150 Years of the Great North: Tales of the Little But Good
A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway

Banff, Moray and Nairn's Lost Railways

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

Great North Memories: LNER Era, 1923-47

Great North of Scotland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands, vol. 3)

Great North of Scotland Railway Album

Great North of Scotland Railway Album

Great North of Scotland Railway Carriages

Great North of Scotland Railway Locomotives

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Great North of Scotland Railway v. 3
LNER Wagons: Volume 3: Scottish Area: Ex North British and Ex-Great North of Scotland Railway Wagons
Modelling the Great North of Scotland Railway
Moray Coast Railways
Signalling and Signal Boxes along the North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway and the CLC Routes

Speyside Railways: Exploring the Remains of the Great North of Scotland Railways and Its Environs

The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History

The Travellers Joy: The Story of the Morayshire Railway