Auchnagatt railway station

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Auchnagatt
Auchnagatt station geograph-3242835-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location of the station (1997)
Location
PlaceAuchnagatt
AreaAberdeenshire
Coordinates57°28′01″N 2°07′01″W / 57.467°N 2.117°W / 57.467; -2.117Coordinates: 57°28′01″N 2°07′01″W / 57.467°N 2.117°W / 57.467; -2.117
Operations
Original companyFormartine and Buchan Railway
Pre-groupingGreat North of Scotland Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms2
History
18 July 1861Station opened
4 October 1965Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Auchnagatt railway station was a railway station in Auchnagatt, Aberdeenshire. Before its closure, services ran to Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Aberdeen.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Formartine and Buchan Railway, then part of the Great North of Scotland Railway. It became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923, and then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways during the nationalisation of 1948. It was then closed to passengers by the British Railways Board in 1965 under the Beeching Axe.

The site today[edit]

The station is still fairly intact beside the lifted railway.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Arnage   Great North of Scotland Railway   Maud

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.38
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Station on navigable O.S. map
  • RAILSCOT on Formartine and Buchan Railway