Cruden Section
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Boddam Longhaven Bullers o’Buchan Platform Cruden
The Cruden Section was built by GNSR, and opened on 2/8/1897 (goods/passengers). The route ran from a junction at Ellon to Boddam (south of Peterhead). From Ellon, connections were available to Aberdeen. Express services ran in connection with the GNSR’s Hotel at Cruden Bay. The line was closed to passengers by L&NER on 31/10/1932, although goods traffic continued on both the line and the Tramway until 7/11/1945 .
Buchan Section 
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P = Peterhead Harbour of Refuge Railway (aka Peterhead Quarry Railway). In 1884, the Admiralty commenced the construction of a very large breakwater across Peterhead Bay. A 2.5 mile railway was built to carry granite from the quarry on Stirling Hill, near Boddam. The line was lifted in the 1950’s, hence lasting longer than the Cruden Section itself.
C = Cruden Bay Tramway . From June 1899, an electric tramway (gauge 3ft 6.5 ins) ran the mile from Cruden Bay station to the Hotel and golf course and was used for passenger, goods and laundry traffic. Goods services consisted of one up and one down train per day.
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Interesting simulation of trip up Cruden Section