Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

Aberdeen Joint station is now called Aberdeen station. It is the only railway station currently open in Aberdeen. The Denburn Valley Line provides a passenger and goods service operated by ScotRail between Aberdeen and Kittybrewster [2nd]. The service extends to Keith and Inverness by the former Great North of Scotland Railway and Highland Railway.






Dates

23/06/1864Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway)Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Denburn Valley line to connect the Great North of Scotland Railway at Kittybrewster [2nd] to the Scottish North Eastern Railway (from 1866 Caledonian Railway) at Aberdeen Guild Street authorised. South of the new Aberdeen Joint will be SNER owned and north will be GNSR owned. The Deeside Railway is authorised to use the station, details to be agreed.
  /  /1867Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway)
Access to Aberdeen Joint formally negotiated for the Deeside Railway, replacing its access for passenger trains to Aberdeen (Guild Street).
04/11/1867Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Kittybrewster [2nd] to Aberdeen Joint to Denburn Junction opened. Aberdeen Joint and Kittybrewster [2nd] were both new stations on the new Denburn line. Aberdeen Waterloo, Aberdeen Guild Street and Kittybrewster [1st] station were to close.
04/08/1868Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Agreement made between Caledonian Railway and Great North of Scotland Railway for use of Aberdeen Joint station.
  /  /1899Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway
Authorisation to rebuild and enlarge Aberdeen Joint station and considerably widen the lines, (from two tracks to five to six), south from Denburn Junction to Ferryhill Junction.
  /  /1937Deeside Railway Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway) Great North of Scotland Railway
Local Aberdeen Suburban service withdrawn. Deeside - Millitimber, Murtle, Bieldside, West Cults, Pitfodels Halt, Ruthrieston, Holborn Street closed. Denburn - Schoolhill and Hutcheon Street closed. GNSR main line - Don Street, Woodside, Persley Halt, Bankhead, Stoneywood closed.
  /  /1962Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A4 Pacifics introduced on the Aberdeen to Glasgow Buchanan Street 3 hour Grampian run.
03/09/1966Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A4 Pacifics from Aberdeen to Glasgow Buchanan Street withdrawn.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This junction was south of Aberdeen Guild Street. From this junction the Denburn Valley Line ran through Aberdeen Joint (today^s Aberdeen station) leaving the original Aberdeen Guild Street terminus on a short branch.
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Aberdeen Railway
Gresley K2 2-6-0 no 61779 of Kittybrewster shed runs into Aberdeen on 19 April 1954 with a train from Ballater. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/04/1954
The southern approach to Aberdeen in the spring of 1954. Black 5 4-6-0 no 44979 brings in a Sunday service from Glasgow Buchanan Street. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 11/04/1954
Point rodding at Aberdeen South signal box in 1961. ...
David Murray-Smith 15/02/1961
The interior of Aberdeen South Signal Box illuminated by the rapidly sinking winter sun. Taken during a visit by the AURS to the then 3 remaining ...
Charlie Niven /02/1980
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These carriage sidings were developed on the west side of Aberdeen Joint, at its south end, access from Denburn South Junction. The sidings date from around the 1908 reconstruction of Aberdeen Joint and these sidings replaced earlier, much shorter, sidings on a similar site.
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The 7th April 2021 was not a nice day in Aberdeen. The LNER AZUMA is just about to pull out of Clayhills to be the 09:52 (1E15) to KGX. Two Scotrail ...
Duncan Ross 07/04/2021
Colas 70807 on the 6A34 tanks coming through Aberdeen heading for Waterloo on 25th November 2020.
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Duncan Ross 25/11/2020
Saturday^s 07:52 & 09:52 LNER Azuma trains parked up at Clayhills due to cracks being found in the Class 800 bogies. ...
Duncan Ross 08/05/2021
An Azuma in the Clayhill sidings, south of Aberdeen station, on 31st May 2019. ...
John Yellowlees 31/05/2019
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This is a station with five public platforms. It opened as Aberdeen Joint - jointly owned by the Scottish North Eastern Railway to the south and the Great North of Scotland Railway to the north. It replaced terminal stations at Aberdeen Guild Street and Aberdeen Waterloo respectively. A poor horse-drawn street tramway link had existed between these, no substitute for a connecting ...

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Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Colas 70813, in Aberdeen station, with the tanks from Aberdeen Waterloo to Irvine paper mill (6B38) on 28th May 2021. The train was waiting for the ...
Duncan Ross 28/05/2021
A letter received regarding archaeology works to do with HS2 in my area - although it^s happening in Buckinghamshire - not Aberdeenshire! ...
Alan Cormack 04/05/2018
Return to Kintore. A return ticket on the day of opening seen at Aberdeen. The 1342 is an HST. ...
John Yellowlees 15/10/2020
Aberdeen with Class 5MT 45475 on the 1130am Aberdeen-Glasgow in 1960. ...
David Murray-Smith 16/07/1960
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