Portgordon

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Portgordon (1886-1968)

Opened on the Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway).

Description

This was a single platform station with the platform on the south side of the line. The building was a typical GNSR wooden design.

There was a goods yard on the south side, approached from the east. This was closed before complete line closure.

A signal box opened with the line. It was opposite the goods yard turn out on the north side of the line.

The box closed in 1896 and a ground frame installed.

The line closed in 1968.

Part of the station site remains, a bowling green to the south occupies much of the site.

Local

The trackbed is now the National Cycle Route 1 .

Tags

Station

External links

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



Dates

21/07/1863Banff, Portsoy and Strathisla Railway
Extension from Portsoy [2nd] to Portgordon authorised.
01/05/1886Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Tochieneal to Garmouth opened. Stations opened: Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Portessie [GNSR], Buckie [GNSR], Nether Buckie, Portgordon and Fochabers [GNSR].

Books


Banff, Moray and Nairn's Lost Railways
Moray Coast Railways
The Travellers Joy: The Story of the Morayshire Railway