Grange

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Grange (1856-1968)

Opened on the Great North of Scotland Railway.

Opened on the Banff, Portsoy and Strathisla Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station for much of its existence.

From 1859 to 1886 it was the junction station for the Banff, Portsoy and Strathisla Railway with the junction at the east end of the station. Because of this it had a turntable at the east end, north of the line. There was a bay at the east end of the eastbound platform. The station had a loop before the main line was doubled. The main station building was on the eastbound platform at the west end.

The station's goods yard was to the north of the line, approached from the east.

With the extension of the branch by the Morayshire Coast line a new curve was put in to Cairnie Junction which became the junction station. This created a triangular junction and allowed trains from Aberdeen direct access to the branch. Each side of the triangle was double track except the Grange to Grange North Junction curve which remained single track.

The branch and triangle are now closed, but the main line remains open as a single track. A modern house is now on the station site.

11/04/2018

Tags

Station junction

External links

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