Port Elphinstone

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Port Elphinstone (1854-1854)

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

Description

This location is south of Inverurie. There was a halt of some description in 1854 - perhaps railway staff only. It did not remain in use as a station.

A goods yard was built here. A short goods line ran north west to Port Elphinstone Goods, actually in Port Elphinstone. This branch was approached from the south. By reversal from this branch a loading bank and goods shed was reached, located on the west side of the line. A road approached the goods yard from the village. The branch entered the village to serve a corn mill, by the former AberdeenCanal, and a small yard.

The railway was doubled between Kintore [1st] and Inveramsay in 1882. A new signal box opened to the south, Port Elphinstone Signal Box. Sidings here served Port Elphinstone Mills (1858-2009). The branch was altered, the connection being moved south to be via a headshunt with a trailing connection.

See Port Elphinstone Goods.

Tags

Short lived station mills sidings 07/11/2019


Nearby stations
Inverurie [1st]
Inverurie
Kintore
Kintore [1st]
Lethenty
Kemnay
Kinaldie
Inveramsay
Fingask Halt
Oldmeldrum
Pitcaple
Pitmedden
Newmachar
Monymusk
Wartle
Don Viaduct
Port Elphinstone Ground Frame
Port Elphinstone Mills
Port Elphinstone Goods
Inverurie Paper Mill
Inverurie Works
Kintore Sand Pit Siding
Tavelty? Saw Mill
Ratch Hill Quarry
Lethenty Mill
Tourist/other
Kinkell Church
Bruce's Camp
Brandsbutt Stone
Boat of Kintore Level Crossing
East Aquhorthies Stone Circle
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Canal Basin


Port Elphinstone is named for the canal basin which was at the extreme end of the Aberdeenshire Canal from Aberdeen. The canal was closed to allow construction of the railway. The railway did not exactly follow the course of the former canal but criss-crossed over it many times between Port Elphinstone and Aberdeen.


Dates

  /  /1805Aberdeenshire Canal
Opened from Port Elphinstone, Inverurie, to Aberdeen Harbour. The Great North of Scotland Railway later used its course for its line between Port Elphinstone and Aberdeen Waterloo.

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