Alford

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Alford (1859-1950)
Alford (1983-)

Opened on the Alford Valley Railway.
Opened on the Grampian Transport Museum.

Description

This was a single platform terminus on a standard gauge railway. Today the site is a station on a narrow gauge railway.

The original stone station building has not survived and a timber replacement is in its place. The apparent locomotive shed to the west, actually a carriage shed, at the buffer end, is original (Alford Carriage Shed).

The goods yard was south of the station, approached from the east. The locomotive shed was at the east end, approached from the station (Alford Shed).

A signal box opened in 1895. This was at the station throat, north side of the line.

The station closed to passengers in 1950 but remained open for goods until 1966 when the goods yard, box and line closed.

The station is now part of the Grampian Transport Museum which has a narrow gauge line running out from the station to the east and north (not presently in operation, 2019).

In 1906 the Great North of Scotland Railway introduced a bus service from the station up Strathdon to Bellabeg.

Tags

Station terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
11/12/2019




Dates

  /  /1903Great North of Scotland Railway
Alford Valley Railway
Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway
St Combs Light Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Railcars used on the Alford, Lossiemouth, Old Meldrum and St Combs lines.
02/01/1950Alford Valley Railway
Alford to Kintore [1st] closed to passengers.
02/01/1966Alford Valley Railway
Alford to Paradise Siding closed to freight.

Books


A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway

Great North of Scotland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands, vol. 3)

Great North of Scotland Railway Album

Great North of Scotland Railway Album

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Great North of Scotland Railway v. 3

The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History