Scottish North Eastern Railway

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The Scottish North Eastern Railway was a railway company in Scotland created when the Aberdeen Railway amalgamated with the Scottish Midland Junction Railway on 29 July 1856.[1] The company was absorbed by the Caledonian Railway on 10 August 1866, which in turn became part of the LMS on 1 July 1923.[1]

Constituents[edit]

The Aberdeen Railway was incorporated on 31 July 1845, becoming part of the SNER on 29 July 1856 upon amalgamation with the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.[2]

The Alyth Railway was operated by the SNER from opening on 12 August 1861 and ultimately vested in it from 1 February 1863.[2]

The Arbroath and Forfar Railway, incorporated on 19 May 1836, was operated by the Aberdeen Railway, SNER and the Caledonian Railway but not absorbed by any of them, remaining independent until grouping.[3]

The Dundee and Arbroath Railway was absorbed by the SNER in 1862.[4] On 1 February 1880, the line passed jointly to the Caledonian Railway and North British Railway which in turn became part of the LMS and LNER on 1 July 1923.[4]

The Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway was authorised on 29 July 1856, opening on 1 January 1858. It passed to the SNER on 1 January 1846.[5]

The Scottish Midland Junction Railway was incorporated on 31 July 1845, becoming part of the SNER on 29 July 1856 upon amalgamation with the Aberdeen Railway.[6]

Current operations[edit]

Aberdeen Railway[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).

Alyth Railway[edit]

This line is totally closed.

Arbroath and Forfar Railway[edit]

Apart for the section between Arbroath (new) and St Vigean's Junction operated primarily by First ScotRail as the Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line and Glasgow to Aberdeen Line, the railway is closed.

Dundee and Arbroath Railway[edit]

Apart from the short spur to Dundee East the line is open and operated primarily by First ScotRail as the Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line and Glasgow to Aberdeen Line

Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway[edit]

This line is totally closed.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway[edit]

The only section of the line that remains open (in 2007) is between Perth and Stanley Junction as part of the Highland Main Line operated by First ScotRail.

Route maps[edit]

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
Alyth Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 11 August 1879 – 1 September 1884
Successor Caledonian Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Alyth
Golf Club Halt
Jordanstone
Meigle
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Alyth Junction
Newtyle, Eassie and Glamiss Railway
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Arbroath (new)
Arbroath Catherine Street
St Vigean's Junction
North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Colliston
Leysmill
Aberdeen Railway
Glasterlaw(AR)
Glasterlaw Junction | Friockheim Junction
Friockheim
Guthrie Junction
Guthrie
Auldbar Road
Clocksbriggs
Dundee and Forfar Direct Line
Forfar East Junction
Forfar North Junction
Forfar Playfield
Forfar (new)(SMJR)
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation October 1838 – 1 February 1880
Successor Caledonian Railway / North British Railway
Track gauge Initially 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm);
converted to 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 16.75 miles (26.96 km)
North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
St Vigean's Junction
Arbroath Catherine Street(A&FR)
Arbroath (new)
Arbroath Lady Loan
Carmyllie Railway
Elliot Junction
Easthaven
Carnoustie
Golf Street Halt
Barry Links
Buddon
Monifieth
Balmossie
Dundee and Forfar Direct Line
Barnhill Junction
Broughty Ferry Pier
Broughty Ferry
West Ferry
Stannergate
Camperdown Junction
Dundee East
Dundee Tay Bridge
North British Railway
to Tay Bridge and associated lines
 
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 31 July 1845 – 29 July 1856
Successor Scottish North Eastern Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Forfar North Junction
Forfar - Broughty Ferry branch
Forfar
Forfar West Junction
Forfar and Brechin Railway
Kirriemuir Junction
Kirriemuir
Glamis
Eassie
Meigle Junction
to Newtyle
Alyth Railway
Alyth Junction
Newtyle, Eassie and Glamiss Railway
Ardler
Coupar Angus
Stormont Loch Halt
Rosemount
Blairgowrie
Woodside and Burrelton
Cargill
Ballathie (Goods)
Perth and Dunkeld Railway
Stanley Junction
Stanley
Bankfoot
Bankfoot Railway
Strathord
Luncarty
Perth, Almond Valley & Methven Railway
Almond Valley Junction
Dundee and Perth Railway
Perth
Scottish Central Railway
Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
Scottish Central Railway
Perth
Dundee and Perth Railway
Almond Valley Junction
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Ruthven Road
Almond Bank
Tibbermuir
Methven Junction
Methven
Crieff and Methven Junction Railway

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Awdry (1990), page 102
  2. ^ a b Awdry (1990), page 57
  3. ^ Awdry (1990), page 58
  4. ^ a b Awdry (1990), page 212
  5. ^ Awdry (1990), page 99
  6. ^ Awdry (1990), page 101

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