NJ9247 : Big Wheel

taken 1 month ago, near to Maud, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Big Wheel
Big Wheel
The wheel is set outside the Maud Museum at the former Maud Station. My thanks to Alistair Robertson of the Friends of Maud for telling me that it is a wagon turntable that was built by Cowans Sheldon in Carlisle LinkExternal link - one of a pair that were installed in the Consolidated Pneumatic Company in Fraserburgh in 1904.
Formartine and Buchan Way

The Formartine and Buchan Way is a long-distance trail in Scotland, extending from Dyce north to Peterhead and Fraserburgh in the Buchan and Formartine districts of Aberdeenshire in Scotland. It follows the track of a former railway line, the Formartine and Buchan Railway, and is open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.The railway closed in 1979 (Fraserburgh) and 1970 (Maud-Peterhead). The walkway opened in the early 1990s, and is managed by Aberdeenshire Council. It is listed as one of Scotland's Great Trails by NatureScot
64 km (40 mi) to Fraserburgh, plus 21 km (13 mi) spur to Peterhead.


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NJ9247, 66 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Anne Burgess   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 6 June, 2024   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 June, 2024
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 9259 4790 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:31.2724N 2:7.5219W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 9258 4788
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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