Mintlaw railway station

Mintlaw railway station was a railway station in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire.[1]

The 29 mile long railway from Dyce to Mintlaw opened on 18 July 1861, with the extension to Peterhead opening the following year.

The line was built by the Formartine and Buchan Railway Company, which became part of the Great North of Scotland Railway. In 1923 the GNSR was incorporated into the London and North Eastern Railway, which was in turn nationalised on 1 January 1948. Passenger services on the Buchan lines were withdrawn in 1965 as part of the Beeching cuts. Freight trains continued to operate to Peterhead until 1970. The track through Maud station was subsequently lifted and the route now forms part of the Formartine and Buchan Way.

Former Services
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Maud Junction
Line closed; Station closed
  Great North of Scotland Railway
Formartine and Buchan Railway
  Longside
Line closed; Station closed


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.38

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Coordinates: 57°31′36″N 2°01′09″W / 57.5268°N 2.0191°W / 57.5268; -2.0191