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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.
(Permalink) Deeside Railway Formartine and Buchan Railway Politics Scottish Liberal Democrats

A new push to see railways return to the North East forms part of a concerted effort by the Campaign for North East Rail.
(Permalink) Banchory Deeside Railway Formartine and Buchan Railway Fraserburgh Peterhead


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 Passenger services were withdrawn in 1965, although freight operations at the busy fishing port contin ...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

It was the first state-owned passenger carrying railway in Britain; a product of Victoriana which ferried criminals to a place of hard labour in the north-east of Scotland.
(Permalink) Formartine and Buchan Railway Peterhead Prison Peterhead Prison Railway

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