Kennethmont

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Kennethmont (1854-1968)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Great North of Scotland Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station. The westbound platform and building remain intact. The station is at the west end of a long loop from Insch station.

There is a goods yard, largely now used for permanent way trains, on the south side of the line, accessed from the west.

Although the line was initially single track, this station had a loop and two platforms.

East and west boxes opened in 1888.

The line was doubled from Insch (to the east) to Huntly (to the north) in 1896. The east box closed, no longer necessary for the east end of the loop. The west box, renamed simply 'Kennethmont', remained to control the section and access to the goods yard.

The station closed to passengers in 1968.

In 1970 the line west to Huntly was singled, but the railway east to Insch remained double.

Ardmore Distillery is to the south. The station predated the distillery.

The station building, which was semi-derelict, has been restored (2018?) and is now a house.

Kennethmont Summit, the highest point on the former Great North of Scotland Railway, is to the east.

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
08/11/2019




Dates

20/09/1854Great North of Scotland Railway
[[Huntly to Aberdeen Kittybrewster opened to passengers. Stations at: Aberdeen Kittybrewster, Buxsburn, Dyce [1st], Kintore, Inverurie [1st], Pitcaple, Oyne, Insch, Kennethmont, Gartly, Huntly.
  /  /1898Ardmore Distillery
Opened at William Teachers beside the Great North of Scotland Railway at Kennethmont.

Books

150 Years of the Great North: Tales of the Little But Good
A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway

Banff, Moray and Nairn's Lost Railways

Great North Memories: Aberdeen No. 2: Scenes of the North East's Own Railway

Great North Memories: LNER Era, 1923-47

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

Great North of Scotland Railway Carriages

Great North of Scotland Railway Locomotives

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Great North of Scotland Railway v. 3
LNER Wagons: Volume 3: Scottish Area: Ex North British and Ex-Great North of Scotland Railway Wagons
Modelling the Great North of Scotland Railway
Moray Coast Railways
Signalling and Signal Boxes along the North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway and the CLC Routes

Speyside Railways: Exploring the Remains of the Great North of Scotland Railways and Its Environs

The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History

The Travellers Joy: The Story of the Morayshire Railway