Crathes Station
Deeside Line Map
The original Crathes station was built by the Deeside Railway. The platforms are still in place, but the Signal Box constructed on the Northern platform is a replica, constructed as a summer house by the adjacent house owner, in an extension to his garden. As of April 2020, the summer house is somewhat dilapidated. It is understood that an architect and builder have been retained by the owner, although progress is delayed by Covid-19. Mention must be made of the House of Lords ruling which was necessary to arbitrate a dispute between the Laird of Crathes and the Deeside Railway over whether their agreement for any trains to stop at his private platform when hailed by him, also applied to the Queen’s Messenger (tbc)
Looking east, 5/5/1954