Longside

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Longside (1862-1965)

Opened on the Formartine and Buchan Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track railway. There was a goods yard at the east end, north side of the line, approached from the east.

In the Great War a branch was built to RNAS Lenabo, an airship station built for defence of shipping by spotting submarines from the air. There were landing sites and storage sheds. the branch was lifted after the war.

New houses occupy the eastbound platform, where the main station building was located. The platforms remain and the trackbed is now a footpath. A road bridge at the west end has been removed. There is a house 'Station House' to the west, but this is not the former station.


Tags

Station junction

External links

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