Deeside Extension Railway
This railway is closed. The railway provided
a service from Banchory to Aboyne. The line was an extension of the Deeside
Railway from Aberdeen and was itself extended to Ballater by the Aboyne
and Braemar Railway.
This line ran along the glen of the River Dee.
This is an area of farmed land with a few towns - Banchory and Aboyne and smaller
Description of route
From Banchory to Aboyne.
The station has been demolished. The site is
now a public park and carpark - but a short section of embankment exists to
the west of the site. The first station here (a terminus on the line from Aberdeen)
was located slightly further east. A two-road engine shed still stands there.
This station was a halt. The embankment remains
The owner of this station would appear to be
a railway enthusiast judging by the number of railway signs around one of the
station buildings. Some of the signs appear to have come from the Channel Tunnel.
A viewpoint over the station remains does not appear available to the public.
The station has been demolished and the area
used for housing.
The station area now appears to be a carpark.
This station is now a private house. The platform
The sizeable westbound platform station building
remains as a group of shops. The west box still stands.
Ordinance Survey Grid References
1. NO.707.957 Banchory
2. NO.693.956 Dee Street
3. NO.653.992 Glassel
4. NJ.624.018 Torphins
5. NJ.584.044 Lumphanan
6. NJ.564.007 Dess
7. NO.533.987 Aboyne
Page created on 27/01/1997
Page last edited on: 07/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford