Pitmedden

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Pitmedden (1874-1964)

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

Description

This small station had a level crossing to the east. The platforms were in timber with small timber shelters.

The westbound platform was the original when first opened, the eastbound added when the line was doubled.

The line was doubled between Dyce and Inverurie in 1880.

The signal box was eight sided - not octagonal but a rectangle with the corners cut off. The base (which still exists) was stone, main building in brick. It was not a block post but a fine gate box.

There were no goods facilities.

The station closed in 1964.

The line was singled between Dyce and Inverurie in 1969. When singled the eastbound line was lifted.

The signal box closed in 1973 when replaced with barriers.

The station house still exists to the north of the site.

The next station west was Kinaldie and east Dyce. Today the nearest station to the west is Inverurie.

The line has been redoubled (2019).

Tags

Station

External links

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




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