Greens of Drainie railway station

Greens of Drainie railway station served the local farms of Greens, Wester Greens, Easter Greens, etc. in the parish of Drainie, Lossiemouth area, Moray, Scotland from 1852 to 1859 on the Morayshire Railway.

Greens of Drainie[1]
LocationLossiemouth, Moray
Scotland
Coordinates57°41′47″N 3°17′06″W / 57.6963°N 3.2849°W / 57.6963; -3.2849Coordinates: 57°41′47″N 3°17′06″W / 57.6963°N 3.2849°W / 57.6963; -3.2849
Grid referenceNJ235681
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyMorayshire Railway
Pre-groupingGreat North of Scotland Railway
Post-groupingLNER
Key dates
10 August 1852 (1852-08-10)[2]Station opened
December 1859 (1859-12)[2]Station closed to passengers and goods traffic

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 10 August 1852 by the Morayshire Railway. It was closed to passengers traffic in December 1859. One reference gives its dates as 1853 to 1898 with it remaining as an unadvertised halt from 1859.[3] The ruins of Spynie Palace stand a mile and a half to the south of the old station. The line closed to both passengers and goods traffic on 6 April 1964.[2] One reference gives goods traffic continuing on the line until 1966.[4]

InfrastructureEdit

 
View towards Lossiemouth from Easter Greens.

Greens of Drainie was located on a single track line with one very short platform on the west side of the track closest to Wester Greens Farm.[3][5] In 1870 the platform was marked on the OS map lying between a drainage ditch and the road running to Wester Greens Farm.[6] No signalling, buildings or sidings are shown on OS maps.[6]

RemainsEdit

Nothing now remains of the station, however most of the old trackbed can be walked.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alphabetical List of GNoSR stations
  2. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 109. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  3. ^ a b RailScot Greens of Drainie
  4. ^ a b Heritage Paths
  5. ^ 1866-1871 - ORDNANCE SURVEY - Six-inch 1st edition maps of Scotland
  6. ^ a b Elginshire II.16 (Drainie) Survey date:1870 Publication date:1871

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Rifle Range Halt (Morayshire)
Line and station closed
  Morayshire Railway   Linksfield
Line and station closed