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Campaign for North East Rail (CNER) has confirmed its commitment to retaining cycle paths on the Formartine and Buchan Way and the Deeside Way.
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Maud: The Fraserburgh platforms at Maud Junction looking south towards Aberdeen on 27 May 2012, with trees and shrubs continuing to encroach. Difficult now to imagine passengers for the Broch and Peterhead, ...
Brian Taylor 27/05/2012


Ellon: Approaching Ellon in June 1974.
John McIntyre 01/06/1974


Banchory [2nd]: An oft repeated scene at Banchory on the Royal Deeside line in the summer of 1965, where an Aberdeen - Ballater DMU has arrived at the westbound platform. Pupils from Banchory Academy board the train, ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1965

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have said it should be full steam ahead on plans to reopen railway lines including Deeside and Peterhead.
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North-east Conservative politicians have launched a campaign urging the Scottish Government to set out £200 million plans for the region's rail and infrastructure as 'an urgent priority'.
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Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused at a popular north-east heritage site after it was targeted by thieves.

Royal Deeside Railway, an award-winning Victorian station preservation complex, said the break-in and theft of tools and broken windows totalled up to £3,000.

The damage was discovered by staff on Sunday morning at the site in Milton of Crathes, Banchory.
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Deeside residents are backing proposals to reinstate a historical north-east railway - with the move also expected to feature in the SNPs election manifesto.
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Cults: View east at Cults in February 1997, when the two platforms were overgrown but still visible.
Ewan Crawford 04/02/1997


Cults: Cults Station building dating from 1894 replaced the original structure from 1853 (which had been moved on a train from its original location a few hundred yards east in 1855). It has the typical pien ...
Charlie Niven 20/06/2016


Cults: The BMU passing Cults station on 13.55 Aberdeen to Ballater service on 18th April 1960.
David Murray-Smith 18/04/1960

A new push to see railways return to the North East forms part of a concerted effort by the Campaign for North East Rail.
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Fraserburgh: NBL Type 2 no D6141 about to take the 3.15pm train for Aberdeen out of Fraserburgh station in September 1963. Fraserburgh locomotive shed stands on the left.
K A Gray 02/09/1963


Peterhead: D5323 prepares to take the Formartine and Buchan Railtour out of Peterhead on 24 May 1969. Passenger services were withdrawn in 1965, although freight operations at the busy fishing port contin ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 24/05/1969


Banchory [2nd]: An oft repeated scene at Banchory on the Royal Deeside line in the summer of 1965, where an Aberdeen - Ballater DMU has arrived at the westbound platform. Pupils from Banchory Academy board the train, ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1965

Calls have been made for the Transport Secretary to consider reinstating the Deeside Railway in a bid to boost business, create jobs and support tourism in the area.
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Culter [2nd]: View east from the eastbound (Aberdeen bound) platform at Culter station.
Ewan Crawford 04/02/1997


Cults: The BMU passing Cults station on 13.55 Aberdeen to Ballater service on 18th April 1960.
David Murray-Smith 18/04/1960


Ballater: The next train to Aberdeen via the Deeside line stands at the platform at Ballater in July 1962. Closure of the line came 4 years later.
R Sillitto/A Renfrew Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) /07/1962

As crowds thronged at Ballater to clamber on the train to Aberdeen Joint Station, there was poignancy to the number on the front of the engine [DMU] - 2B.
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Ballater: The next train to Aberdeen via the Deeside line stands at the platform at Ballater in July 1962. Closure of the line came 4 years later.
R Sillitto/A Renfrew Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) /07/1962

Proposals to turn a former railway station in Aberdeen into a new cafe have been lodged with the local authority.
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Cults: View east at Cults in February 1997, when the two platforms were overgrown but still visible.
Ewan Crawford 04/02/1997


Cults: Cults Station building dating from 1894 replaced the original structure from 1853 (which had been moved on a train from its original location a few hundred yards east in 1855). It has the typical pien ...
Charlie Niven 20/06/2016


Cults: The BMU passing Cults station on 13.55 Aberdeen to Ballater service on 18th April 1960.
David Murray-Smith 18/04/1960

An environmental consultant has been lending a hand to get a north-east railway to revamp on track.
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Nestrans has been successful in applying for funding which will allow substantial improvements to be made to one of the region's favourite walking and cycling routes. £250,000 of support from Sustrans Scotland will fund work that will increase the width of the path along The Deeside Way, supporting safe physical distancing for those using the route. The shared-use path, which is part of National Cycle Network Route 195, connects several communities along its 41 mile length, and serves as a popular active travel route for locals and visitors alike.
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Cults: Cults Station building dating from 1894 replaced the original structure from 1853 (which had been moved on a train from its original location a few hundred yards east in 1855). It has the typical pien ...
Charlie Niven 20/06/2016


Cambus o^ May: What is now 'The Deeside Way' passing the former station at Cambus o' May in November 2005. The view along the old trackbed is east towards Aberdeen.
John Furnevel 05/11/2005


Murtle: View east along the Deeside Way towards Aberdeen at Murtle on a beautiful autumn day in November 2012. Opened in 1853, Murtle station was reduced to a Halt in 1930, before closing in April 1937. The o ...
Brian Taylor 11/11/2012

A vintage event inspired by a north-east railway line is set to take place at an Aberdeen charity shop.

Barnardos on Union Street will host the event on September 19 and 20, which will be themed around the Aberdeen to Ballater Deeside Railway line.
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