Location type


Name and dates

Dinnet (1866-1966)

Opened on the Aboyne and Braemar Railway.


This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The station building still survives on the eastbound platform.

The passenger station was separated from the goods station by a level crossing to its west. The goods station was west of the level crossing. There was a siding on the north side, approached from the east, which served a loading bank.

Signal boxes opened in 1894. The west box was on the south side of the line and on the east side of the road at the level crossing. The east box was at the east end of the westbound platform.

The Monandavan Diatomite Works were to the north, served by a road running north from the station. There may have been a narrow gauge line between the two, certainly there was a line within the works.

The original station had one platform, the later eastbound platform, and a siding to the west, approached from the east.

The east box closed in 1928, replaced by the west box.

The station closed to passengers in February 1966. The box was reduced to a ground frame. The line closed completely in July 1966.

The station building is now in use as an estate office. It presents a single storey to the platform and two storeys to the north. Dinnet and Kinord Estate


Station footpath

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


17/10/1866Aboyne and Braemar Railway
Opened from Aboyne to Ballater with stations at Aboyne, Dinnet and Ballater.
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.


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