Tillyfourie railway station

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The station shown on a 1900 OS map
General information
Location Aberdeenshire
Coordinates 57°12′01″N2°35′16″W / 57.2004°N 2.5879°W / 57.2004; -2.5879 Coordinates: 57°12′01″N2°35′16″W / 57.2004°N 2.5879°W / 57.2004; -2.5879
Other information
Original company Alford Valley Railway
Pre-grouping Great North of Scotland Railway
Post-grouping LNER
Key dates
2 June 1860 (1860-06-02)Opened
2 January 1950Closed
3 January 1966Line closed
Alford Valley
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Paradise siding
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Ratchill siding
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Tillyfourie railway station was a railway station serving Tillyfourie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


The station opened on 2 June 1860 on the Alford Valley Railway a year after the 16.5 miles (26.6 km) line between Kintore and Alford. [1] [2]

Originally the station had one platform on the south side of the single track railway, and one siding to the west of the station. [3] By 1900 the line through the station had become a passing loop and there were two platforms connected with a footbridge, a signal box was located to the east. There were three sidings that were able to accommodate most types of goods including live stock. [4] [5]

The station closed on 2 January 1950, the sidings were removed by 1960 when even the daily freight train did not call. [6] [7] The line closed completely on 3 January 1966 when all services were withdrawn between Paradise Siding and Alford. [8]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Line and station closed
  Great North of Scotland Railway
Alford Valley Railway
Line and station closed

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  1. Vallance 1965, p. 61.
  2. Grant 2017, p. 10.
  3. "Ordnance Survey 25 inch map Aberdeenshire LXIII.15 (Monymusk)". National Library of Scotland. 1866. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  4. "Ordnance Survey 25 inch map Aberdeenshire LXIII.15 (Cluny; Monymusk; Tough)". National Library of Scotland. 1900. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  5. The Railway Clearing House 1970, p. 534.
  6. Quick 2022, p. 447.
  7. J. Spencer Gilks (January 1960). "With the Freight to Alford". The Railway Magazine. 106 (705): 29.
  8. Hurst 1992, p. 41 (ref 1888).