Pitcaple

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Pitcaple (1854-1968)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Great North of Scotland Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station. The station building on the eastbound platform survives long after closure of the station. The signal box, at the east end of the westbound platform, survived long after its closure, demolished in the 2000s. The line has been slewed to midway between the platforms.

The goods yard was on a cramped site between the line and the main road, immediately to the north and at the east end of the station.

The line was originally single track and the eastbound platform was the first platform with the second line and platform added to the south.

The line was doubled in 1888 between Inveramsay and Insch. The signal box opened.

The signal box was replaced with a ground frame in 1952.

The station closed to passengers in 1968.

The line was singled between Inverurie and Insch in 1969.

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

20/09/1854Great North of Scotland Railway
[[Huntly to Aberdeen Kittybrewster opened to passengers. Stations at: Aberdeen Kittybrewster, Buxsburn, Dyce [1st], Kintore, Inverurie [1st], Pitcaple, Oyne, Insch, Kennethmont, Gartly, Huntly.

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