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Cruden Bay
The Buchan branch 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.  From June 1899, an electric tramway (gauge 3ft 6.5 ins) ran the  mile from Cruden Bay station to the Hotel and gold course and  was used for passenger, goods and laundry traffic. Goods  services consisted of one up and one down train per day.   EDITING NOTE.  Show tramway line on map?  It’s only a mile,  though. The line closed to passengers on 31/10/1932, although freight  continued on both the line and the Tramway until xx/xx/xx.