Dandaleith railway station

Coordinates: 57°29′55″N 3°11′28″W / 57.498533°N 3.191058°W / 57.498533; -3.191058

Dandaleith railway station served the village of Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland from 1858 to 1965 on the Morayshire Railway.

Dandaleith
Dandaleith station site geograph-3402386-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
The site of the station, looking east, in 1997
General information
LocationCraigellachie, Moray
Scotland
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat North of Scotland Railway
Pre-groupingGreat North of Scotland Railway
Post-groupingLNER
Key dates
23 December 1858 (1858-12-23)Opened as Craigellachie
1864Name changed to Dandaleith
5 March 1962Closed to passengers
18 November 1965 (1965-11-18)Closed to goods

HistoryEdit

The station opened as Craigellachie on 23 December 1858 by the Great North of Scotland Railway. It was the southern terminus of the line until Craigellachie opened in 1863. To the north was a goods yard. The station's name was changed to Dandaleith in 1864 to avoid confusion with the Craigellachie station that opened to the south a year before. It was downgraded to an unstaffed halt in 1931, although it became staffed after 7 June 1953. Eventually, only one train a day called at the station and it closed to both passengers on 5 March 1962[1] and closed to goods traffic on 18 November 1965.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 141. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "Dandaleith station (site, ?remains) © Ben Brooksbank cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland". Geograph. Retrieved 24 February 2021.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Rothes
Line and station closed
  Morayshire Railway   Craigellachie
Line and station closed