Park

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Park (1853-1966)

Station code: PRK National Rail
Opened on the Deeside Railway.

Description

Confusingly the former Park station is located in Drumoak. When opened it was in countryside to the north of Park Toll Bridge and just south of Nether Sunnyside. Park itself is about half a mile west and Park House even further west. Drumoak has developed in more recent years and has subsumed Nether Sunnyside.

Initially the station consisted of a single platform to the north of the single track line and east of a level crossing. To the west of the level crossing there was a siding approached from the east.

A loop was installed in 1894 from the west side of the level crossing to the east end of the station which was greatly extended to the east. A new goods siding was laid in to the north of the station, accessed from the east. The main building remained on the original platform. East and west boxes opened in 1894, the east box being a ground frame and west box the main box.

The line to the east was doubled in 1899. This was the limit of doubling from Ferryhill Junction. The east box was replaced and became the main box, the west box became a gate box.

In 1929 the east box was replaced with a ground frame and the west box became the main box again.

The line to Ferryhill Junction was singled in 1951, the westbound line being lifted.

The station, remaining (formerly west) box and line closed in 1966.

The station is largely gone but the main station building remains. The site is now Dee Valley Caravans .

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


Dates

07/09/1853Deeside Railway
Line opened from Aberdeen [Ferryhill] to Banchory [1st]. Stations at : Cults, Murtle, Culter, Park, Mills of Drum, a private platform at Crathes Castle, and Banchory.
  /  /1899Deeside Railway
Doubled from Culter [2nd] to Park.
28/02/1966Deeside Railway Deeside Extension Railway Aboyne and Braemar Railway
Ballater, Cambus O' May, Dinnet, Aboyne, Dess, Lumphanan, Torphins, Glassel, Dee Street Halt, Banchory [2nd], Crathes, Park, Culter and Cults closed to passengers.

Books


A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway

Deeside Line: The North-east's Royal Railway

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

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Great North of Scotland Railway v. 3

Royal Deeside's Railway: Aberdeen to Ballater

The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History