Kittybrewster [2nd]

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Kittybrewster [2nd] (1867-1968)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Great North of Scotland Railway.
Opened on the Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway).

Description

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.

^Kittybrewster^ signal box opened in 1867 with this station. It closed in 1883 when replaced by north (at Kittybrewster Junction and south (at south end of the station) boxes.

From the southern end of the station a goods only loop crossed the Aberdeen Waterloo Extension (Great North of Scotland Railway) to serve Kittybrewster Yard to the east of the station - this reconnected to the main line at Kittybrewster Junction controlled by Kittybrewster North Signal Box.

The tall signal box at the south end of the station, east side of the line was Kittybrewster South box. The lower part was built in stone and upper in timber.

The south box closed in 1967 when the south junction was taken out.

The station closed to passengers in 1968.

The line was singled between Aberdeen and Dyce in 1971. ie singled in both directions (the southbound line was lifted), as was the Waterloo line. The northbound platform remains, out of use. Nothing else of the station remains. Much of the land round the former station is now in other uses and it may be challenging to reopen.

The line has been redoubled (2019) although south from the former station to Aberdeen remains single track due to clearances and the work which would be required to bring the railway up to modern double track standards.

Tags

Station

Aliases

Kittybrewster South Junction

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map




Books

150 Years of the Great North: Tales of the Little But Good
A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway

Banff, Moray and Nairn's Lost Railways

Great North Memories: Aberdeen No. 2: Scenes of the North East's Own Railway

Great North Memories: LNER Era, 1923-47

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

Great North of Scotland Railway Carriages

Great North of Scotland Railway Locomotives

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Great North of Scotland Railway v. 3
LNER Wagons: Volume 3: Scottish Area: Ex North British and Ex-Great North of Scotland Railway Wagons
Modelling the Great North of Scotland Railway
Moray Coast Railways
Signalling and Signal Boxes along the North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway and the CLC Routes

Speyside Railways: Exploring the Remains of the Great North of Scotland Railways and Its Environs

The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History

The Travellers Joy: The Story of the Morayshire Railway