Aberdeen South Signal Box

Location type


Names and dates

Denburn Junction (1867-1907)
Denburn South Junction (1907-1947)
Aberdeen South Signal Box (1947-)

Opened on the Aberdeen Railway.
Opened on the Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway).


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.

The junction opened as Denburn Junction in 1867 with the Denburn Valley line.

In 1896 the signal box was replaced. There was increasing long distance and suburban traffic.

Around 1907 it became Denburn South Junction.

In 1914 both Aberdeen Joint and Aberdeen Guild Street Goods were substantially rebuilt and the line south widened considerably from the double track it had been.

The box was replaced with Aberdeen South Signal Box in 1947.

The box was replaced by the Aberdeen Power Box in 1981.




Denburn Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


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.
  /  /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.


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