The Old Railway Line
As you can see from the previous page, there is a lot of history associated with Fyvie Station and the more I look into it the more intersting I find it.
So over the last few weeks I have been walking along what remains of the Banff, Macduff and Turriff Railway Company railway line which was absorbed into the Great North of Scotland Railway network in 1866.
I have already found a lot of the line has been removed and incorporated into various farmers fields so what follows are sections I have found that are still noticable as ex railway lines, starting, of course, immediatly behind our new house, hence the name. Station Brae !
What I have found is the embankments are easily accessibly from Autumn to Spring before they also get overgrown, but they are not flooded which is what I found in a lot of sections with cuttings mainly because now there is nowhere for the natural water to escape like it did when the line was operating.
This page will grow !!
So the next section I tried to wander along was from the road crossing at Rothiebrisbane towards Rothienorman heading to Rothie Vale.
The sections are below and the numbers are where the photos were taken
The Map below is from the OS Six Inch 1888-1913 Map
No19 - The removed bridge at Rothiebrisbane
No 20 - From the road looking up at the Rothiebrisbane side of the old bridge embankmant
No 21 & 22 - Small bridge to allow access between fields
No 23 - Most of the embankment from Rothiebrisbanne is inaccessable
No 24 - What remains of a bridge, now completely filled in halfway to Rothie Vale looking towards Rothiebrisbane
No 25 - Looking towards RothieVale from the Bridge above (No 24)
No 26 - Looking towards Rothiebrisbane from the last accesssible part of the track near Rothie Vale