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Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust


(Ferryhill Locomotive Depot)

A railway heritage centre on the site of the former Ferryhill Locomotive Depot, situated next to Duthie Park, a mile (1.4 km) south of Aberdeen Railway Station. Operated by a charity, the Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust, that was formed in 2007 to protect two listed structures which formed part of the depot, which closed in 1987, namely a locomotive shed built in 1850 and a turntable installed in 1906. The brick-built shed in the oldest remaining railway building in Aberdeen, built for the Aberdeen Railway next to their Ferryhill Station, the terminus of the line from the south. It was extended in the 1860s and again in the 1880s. The turntable is one of very few which is operational turntable in Scotland. It was removed, repaired at Kintore and lifted back into place in 2018. This facility allows steam-hauled charter services to come to Aberdeen as the locomotives can be turned for the first time since the 1960s.


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