Elrick Signal Box

Location type

Place


Name and dates

Elrick Signal Box (1920-1924)

Opened on the Formartine and Buchan Railway.


Description

This was the northern end of double track section which started to the south at Parkhill. This was used during seasonal periods of high traffic, but only for a few years: 1920-24.

This double track section was partly built in response to the hugely increased traffic in the Great War, but opened too late to be of real use. It has been described as being only open for one year.

Nothing obvious remains of the signal box but the doubled trackbed can still be discerned.

The box was named for Elrick House, 1 km to the west.

Local

House of Elrick Gin

07/11/2019

Tags

Signal box

External links

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


Nearby stations
Newmachar
Parkhill
Pitmedden
Dyce [1st]
Dyce
Udny
Stoneywood
Kinaldie
Blackdog (Strabathie Brick Works)
Bankhead [Aberdeenshire]
Bucksburn
Berryhill (Murcar Golf Club)
Persley
Woodside [GNSR]
Logierieve

Other railway and industry locations
Elrick Signal Box
Parkhill Viaduct
Raith^s Farm Sidings
Dyce Creosote Works
Dyce Quarries
Stoneywood Paper Works
Bucksburn Viaduct
Twin Spires Creamery
Blackburn [Aberdeenshire Town]
Motor Hut House
Tourist/other
Elrick House
St Fergus Church - Dyce Symbol Stones
Aberdeen Airport
Murcar Golf Course
Boat of Kintore Level Crossing
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Eyesight tests


South of the former box was a set of eyesight check signals - a lineside shed on the west side and a gantry with six signals also on the west side.