Portknockie

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Portknockie (1886-1968)

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

Description

This was a two platform station, with a passing loop, on a single track line. The platforms were slightly staggered. the main station building was on the eastbound (town side) station.

There was a small goods yard on the north side, east end of the station, accessed from the east.

There was a signal box at each end. The west box was at the west end of the eastbound platform and east box at the east end of the westbound platform, opposite the goods yard. Both opened in 1886.

The east box was replaced after a fire in 1892. The west box closed in 1927, replaced by the east box.

The station, box and line closed in 1968.

The station site is now station court and a station cottage remains to the north.

The harbour at Portknockie is to the north, reached by a road which zig-zags down to reach the quaysides.

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
NLS Map


Dates

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