Carmont

Location type

Station

Names and dates

New Mill Offset (1856-1866)
Newmill Siding (1866-1891)
Newmill (1891-1912)
Carmont (1912-1956)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Aberdeen Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station with minimal passenger facilities. It was largely a small goods station. This is an area of low population west of Stonehaven.

There was a siding, on the west side of the line and approached from the north. This survived into the 1980s and was to the south of the signal box which still stands here by the level crossing, west side of the line south side of the crossing. A cottage, possibly a station building, survived on the east side of the line opposite the signal box until the 1980s.

After opening, there was a siding installed on the east side, approached from the south.

A trailing crossover exists, south of the level crossing. Should the need arise, this allows a train from the southbound (up) line to reverse north onto the northbound (down) line (and vice versa).

With such a low population nearby the station went through several different names. New Mill, a corn mill, was to the west. Carmont was some distance to the north east.


Stonehaven Derailment


The serious derailment of a Inter7City train returning north from a landside blocking the line south of Carmont occurred on the 12th of August 2020. This accident led to the deaths of the driver Brett McCullough, conductor Donald Dinnie and passenger Christopher Stuchbury. The accident occurred just over a mile to the north at a bridge over the Carron Water (Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]). (See News section.)

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




Dates

  /  /1856Aberdeen Railway
Fordoun and New Mill Offset opened.
  /10/1866Aberdeen Railway
New Mill Offset renamed Newmill Siding.
11/06/1956Aberdeen Railway
Carmont, Cove Bay, Newtonhill and Portlethen closed.
12/08/2020Aberdeen Railway
HST derails after hitting landslide at Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]. The train was halted en route south from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street High Level due to flooding to the south of Carmont. After reversing and returning through Carmont to Stonehaven a landslip is hit derailing the train some of which is destroyed by fire. The line is closed for investigation, clearance and repairs.

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 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