Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland 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.
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.
  /  /1889Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Schoolhill station and viaduct built.
  /  /1893Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Schoolhill station opened.
  /  /1910Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Station Hotel acquired by the Great North of Scotland Railway.
  /  /1913Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Re-construction of Aberdeen Joint begins.
  /  /1916Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Aberdeen Joint complete.
  /  /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Local Aberdeen Suburban service withdrawn.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.
  /  /1952Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Aberdeen Joint renamed Aberdeen.
  /  /1977Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Schoolhill station demolished.
  /  /1978Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
New travel centre opened at Aberdeen station.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

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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Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway)
One of Kittybrewster sheds B1 4-6-0s no 61350 approaching Aberdeen with a train off the Buchan Line on 19 April 1954. View is north from Union Bridge, ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/04/1954
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
Aberdeen with Class 5MT 45475 on the 1130am Aberdeen-Glasgow in 1960. ...
David Murray-Smith 16/07/1960
Armistice wreath-laying at Aberdeen Station; Des Byrne of the Great North of Scotland Railway Association paying tribute to the 93 fallen of the GNSR ...
John Yellowlees 11/11/2017
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This is a closed station north of Aberdeen. It was a station and the ticket platform for Aberdeen.
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One of Kittybrewster shed^s smartly turned out B1s seen shortly after leaving Aberdeen for Inverness on 11 August 1954. 61349 is passing the platforms ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 11/08/1954
158705 emerges from Schoolhill tunnel, with a local service from Inverurie to Arbroath, on 11th February 2020.
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Bill Roberton 11/02/2020
The remains of the station building at Schoolhill form a wall with a car park. This station, a (very) short distance from Aberdeen Joint, was ...
David Panton 20/09/2018
Schoolhill^s platforms ended at the bottom of the picture and Aberdeen^s started the other side of Union Bridge. That^s exactly 200 metres by my ...
David Panton 20/09/2018
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This was a two platform station in a deep cutting to the north of Hutcheon Street. To the south the Hutcheon Street Tunnel took the line south towards Schoolhill and Aberdeen. North the line continued to Kittybrewster [2nd]. A surface level building remains on the west side of the cutting on Hutcheon Street.
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The rather neat little station building of Hutcheon Street (closed 1937) looks a little out of place among the ubiquitous granite of Aberdeen. Space ...
David Panton 02/10/2019
The start of the ^Aberdeen^ to Dyce redoubling seems considered to be Kittybrewster but the points are in fact much nearer the former Hutcheon Street ...
David Panton 02/10/2019
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This was the short lived Aberdeen terminus of the Great North of Scotland Railway.
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This two platform through station was opened with the Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway). It replaced Kittybrewster [1st], which was to its immediate east and located on the Aberdeen Waterloo branch. The line was opened as a double track between Denburn Junction and Kittybrewster Junction in 1867.
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Class B1 61308 at Kittybrewster on 3.55pm Inverness-Aberdeen during the last week of steam, September 1961. ...
David Murray-Smith 09/09/1961
158705 passes Kittybrewster Junction, with a local service from Inverurie to Arbroath, on 11th February 2020. The Waterloo branch and run-round loop ...
Bill Roberton 11/02/2020
The view north from Powis Terrace showing the new layout for the Waterloo branch and the doubled track. ...
Duncan Ross /08/2018
A wet and miserable afternoon shot of a Railvac at Kittybrewster on 29th October 2018. It appears to be sitting on the newly laid 2nd line while in ...
Alan Cormack 29/10/2018
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