Kintore [1st]

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Kintore [1st] (1854-1964)

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

Where: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Opened on the Great North of Scotland Railway.
Opened on the Alford Valley Railway.

Description

This was a three platform station. There were two platforms on the main line and a bay platform at the north end, on the west side, for the Alford branch. There was a goods yard also at the north end on the west side, approached from the north. There was a turntable for the branch locomotive.

The signal box was on the west side at the north end, alongside the junction, turntable and goods yard turnout.

The station had a passing loop and two platforms when the line first opened, one of the three passing loops on the route.

The line from Dyce was doubled in 1880. The line west to Inveramsay was doubled in 1882.

On the northbound platform was a small stone building and later timber building, not much more than a long timber waiting shelter.

To the north was the Kintore Sand Pit Siding on the Alford Valley Railway. A short siding by a sawmill was directly north of the station between the Alford branch and the mainline.

There was a mail exchange apparatus at Kintore, which allowed mail to be exchanged with an express train without needing it to stop.

The Alford branch closed to passengers in 1950. The station closed to passengers in 1964.

The Alford branch closed altogether in 1966. The signal box remained until 1967.

The railway was singled between Dyce and Inverurie in 1969.

The platforms remain, out of use. Much of the goods yard has been built over with housing.

The new Kintore station is to the north, on the site of the junction for the Alford branch.

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



Books

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

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 (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 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

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 Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History

The Travellers Joy: The Story of the Morayshire Railway