Full steam ahead for bid to reopen train line [Press and Journal]

Date: 28/01/2013

Aberdeenshire councillors have made a firm commitment to investigate the feasibility of reopening one of the region’s disused railway lines. The Formartine and Buchan line linking Aberdeen with Ellon, Fraserburgh and Peterhead, was closed in 1979. [From Crinan Dunbar]

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The NBL Type 2s were, for a few years following dieselisation, the staple locomotive on Buchan line trains. In this photograph, having attached a portion off the 3.20pm ex-Peterhead [see image 37410], the 3.15pm train from Fraserburgh (from which the photograph is taken) is pulling away from Maud Junction to continue its journey south to Aberdeen. Meantime, the driver of the Peterhead train is about to rejoin his locomotive in order to carry out some shunting operations.
Location: Maud
Company: Formartine and Buchan Railway
01/05/1965 Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)
NBL Type 2 D6148 arrives at Ellon with a northbound train in July 1963.
Location: Ellon
Company: Formartine and Buchan Railway
/07/1963 Colin Miller
Buchan tanks. 80112 at Udny on up passenger.
Location: Udny
Company: Formartine and Buchan Railway
15/05/1959 G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow