Kinloss [3rd]

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Kinloss [1st] (1858-1860)
Kinloss [3rd] (1904-1965)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway.

Description

The last station at Kinloss opened in 1904 on the site of the original station, replaced Kinloss [2nd] which was to the east. It was a two platform station with a long passing loop (around twice the length of the platforms), which started west of a level crossing to the west of the station. The main station building was on the eastbound platform with a waiting room opposite. In addition to the level crossing there was a footbridge at the west end of the platforms.

The goods yard was on the north side, approached from the east.

There were two signal boxes. A box at the crossing, opened around 1897 and relocated for the 3rd station, was on the south side of the line west of the level crossing. It became the west box in 1904. The east box was at the east end and on the south side, opposite the goods yard turn out.

The station closed to passengers in 1965. The loop was taken out in 1966 and station closed to goods. The west box remained as a gate box until replaced with automatic barriers in the late in 1980s. It remained in place until around 1990.

The railway remains open as a single track line. The main station building, in stone, remains and is now a house. A pair of railway cottages (nos 1 and 2), not quite as old as the station building, also remain on the north side of the crossing, just to the west of the station building.

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
02/11/2019