Aberdeen Railway

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Aberdeen Railway
Denburn Valley Line
Aberdeen Ferryhill(Denburn Valley Line)
Aberdeen Guild Street
Clayhills Yard
Ferryhill Junction
Deeside Railway
Cove Bay
Portlethen
Newtonhill
Muchalls
Stonehaven
Drumlithie
Fordoun
Laurencekirk
Marykirk
Craigo
Kinnaber Junction
North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Montrose(C.R.)
North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Broomfield Junction
Broomfield Junction Halt
Montrose and Bervie Railway
Dubton
Bridge of Dun
Farnell Road
Glasterlaw
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Glasterlaw Junction | Friockheim Junction
Friockheim(A&F)
Guthrie Junction
Guthrie(A&F)
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Brechin
Forfar and Brechin Railway and
Brechin and Edzell District Railway

The Aberdeen Railway was a railway that ran mainly along the North East coast of Scotland south from Aberdeen to Guthrie on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway. There were branches to Montrose and Brechin. It received royal assent in 1845.

History[edit]

Openings[edit]

Early operations and amalgamations[edit]

The line was operated by the Scottish Central Railway between 12 May 1851 and 31 July 1854.

On 29 July 1856, a merger took place with the Scottish Midland Junction Railway to form the Scottish North Eastern Railway connecting Perth to Aberdeen. This latter company was absorbed by the Caledonian Railway on 10 August 1866, which in turn became part of the LMS on 1 July 1923.

Closures and re-openings[edit]

Connections to other lines[edit]

From Aberdeen Guild Street southward, 1913
From Guthrie northward, 1912 (right)
Railway Clearing House Junction Diagrams showing portions of the Aberdeen Railway (following absorption into the Caledonian Railway) and connecting lines

Current operations[edit]

The line between Aberdeen and Kinnaber Junction is still open as part of the Aberdeen to Edinburgh/Glasgow service operated by First ScotRail. The section between Brechin and Bridge of Dun is operated as a heritage railway by the Caledonian Railway (Brechin).

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