Crathes

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Crathes (1863-1966)

Opened on the Deeside Railway.

Description

This was the second Crathes station, there being a private station for Crathes Castle to the west.

At first this was a single platform station, the later eastbound platform. The station building was stone built. There was a goods siding to the south, approached from the east.

This became a two platform station with a passing loop and a goods yard at the west end of the station, south side of the line, and approached from the west.

The station had a signal box, located on the eastbound platform and to the west of the station building. It opened in 1891.

The box closed in 1954 and a ground frame was installed.

The station closed to passengers in February 1966. The line closed completely in July 1966.

The station building, signal box and platforms still stand.

There was a gravel pit siding, Crathes Gravel Pit, to the west of the station, on the north side of the line, approached from the west.

The new station Milton of Crathes is to the west, on a new heritage railway the Royal Deeside Railway .

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map




Dates

  /  /1863Deeside Railway
Mills of Drum closed and replaced by Crathes (private platform opened to public).
28/02/1966Deeside Railway Deeside Extension Railway Aboyne and Braemar Railway
Ballater, Cambus O' May, Dinnet, Aboyne, Dess, Lumphanan, Torphins, Glassel, Dee Street Halt, Banchory [2nd], Crathes, Park, Culter and Cults closed to passengers.
13/02/2000Deeside Railway
Last delivery of a set of track panels to Crathes for partial re-instatement of the line by the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society.

Books


A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway

Deeside Line: The North-east's Royal Railway

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

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Great North of Scotland Railway v. 3

Royal Deeside's Railway: Aberdeen to Ballater

The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History