Macduff

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Macduff (1872-1951)

Opened on the Macduff Extension (Great North of Scotland Railway).

Description

This was the terminus of the line from Inveramsay. This terminus replaced the earlier one, less well sited to the south, at Macduff (Banff).

The station building remains in use. The platform was an island with two platform faces - that to the east had a loop and was covered by the trainshed. To the east adjoining the trainshed was a goods shed.

The locomotive shed, with two roads, was at the west end, on the south side of the line. This was approached by reversing from the turntable siding.

The signal box was on the north side of the station 'throat'.

The station closed to passengers in 1951. The box remained open until the end. The line closed in 1961 (cut back to Turriff) and track was lifted.

To the west, across the River Deveron, was another terminus, Banff.

The station building was a chandlery for many years. It is now a shop and restaurant The Platform, Macduff .

The locomotive shed also still stands.

Local

Macduff Aquarium is to the east of the former station, close to the harbour.

Tags

Terminus station

External links

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




Dates

01/07/1872Banff, Macduff and Turriff Extension Railway
Extension to Macduff opened. Banff and Macduff station closed and demolished, Banff Bridge and Macduff stations opened on extension.
01/10/1951Banff, Macduff and Turriff Junction Railway Banff, Macduff and Turriff Extension Railway
Macduff to Inveramsay closed to passengers.
01/08/1961Banff, Macduff and Turriff Extension Railway
Macduff to Turriff (excluded) closed completely.