Kittybrewster Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Kittybrewster Junction (1856-)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Great North of Scotland Railway.
Opened on the Aberdeen Waterloo Extension (Great North of Scotland Railway).

Description

This junction was located north of Kittybrewster [2nd] station.

From the north there was access to (going from west to east) Kittybrewster Shed, Kittybrewster [2nd] and the Denburn Valley Line to Aberdeen station, the branch to Aberdeen Waterloo and finally Kittybrewster Yard.

The line north to Dyce was doubled in 1861.

Kittybrewster North signal box opened at the junction in 1883. This was on the east side of the junction.

The location has been massively cut back.

Kittybrewster MPD closed in 1967. Kittybrewster Goods closed to livestock in 1967.

The railway from Aberdeen to Dyce was singled in 1971. The signal box closed. Both the Aberdeen line and Aberdeen Waterloo lines were reduced to a single track and a loop retained on the Waterloo route. Oil sidings remained for a time, British Fuels who used them relocated to Craiginches Yard, and the sidings were taken out in the 1990s. The junction for the branch, which was approached from the Inverness direction, was controlled with a ground frame.

The line has been redoubled (2019) and the junction altered. The existing connection was taken out and a new connection, approached from the Aberdeen direction added to reach a headshunt.

Tags

Junction

Aliases

Kittybrewster North Junction

External links

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

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