Lossie Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Lossie Junction (1884-1966)

Opened on the Morayshire Railway.
Opened on the Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway).

Description

This junction was just north of Elgin. This is where the Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway) met the older Morayshire Railway at a junction giving access to Elgin [East].

Both lines were single track. There was a signal box on the east side of the line, opened in 1884 with the western part of the Moray Coast line.

The signal box and junction closed in 1966 when the line north to Lossiemouth closed. The Coast line closed in 1968.

The junction site remains, increasingly overgrown.

Not far to the south the line crossed the River Lossie.

Tags

Junction

External links

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


Dates

12/08/1885Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Lossie Junction (Morayshire Railway) to Garmouth opened. Stations opened: Calcots, Urquhart and Garmouth.
06/04/1964Morayshire Railway
Lossiemouth to Elgin East (Lossie Junction) closed to passengers.
20/04/1964Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Lossie Junction (excluded) to Buckie [GNSR] (excluded) closed to freight. (Eastern portion remains open to freight and through route still in passenger use.)
28/03/1966Morayshire Railway
Elgin East to Lossie Junction to Lossiemouth closed to freight.

Books


Banff, Moray and Nairn's Lost Railways
Moray Coast Railways
The Travellers Joy: The Story of the Morayshire Railway

The Travellers Joy: The Story of the Morayshire Railway