Today's banner by David Panton: A six-car 158 calls at Edinburgh Gateway bound for Waverley. I didn't notice whether anybody got off, but if just one person did they would have doubled the number of customers in the station - I was the other one. Substantial development is under way west of the station which will increase its catchment population, so there is hope.

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A southbound freight approaching Dunlop on 17 May 1952 behind class 5 4-6-0 45491. The train has recently cleared the A735 road bridge and is passing Dunlop^s up distant signal. [Ref query 10890]

A southbound freight approaching Dunlop on 17 May 1952 behind class 5 4-6-0 45491. The train has recently cleared the A735 road bridge and is passing Dunlop^s up distant signal. [Ref query 10890]

G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow (1952)

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DMM Crichton Statue

A statue of David Maitland Makgill Crichton (1801-1851) is located on the east side of the road at the south end of the bridge at the south west end of Cupar station. The statue looks out over the bridge. It was Crichton who had the Edinburgh and Northern Railway build the bridge rather than their proposed level crossing.

The original course of the road, Riggs Row, was cut by the railway. It survives just to the west as Riggs Place, to the south, and Railway Place, to the north.

The National Galleries have a photograph of Crichton. National Galleries - David Maitland Makgill Crichton

Crichton was a clergyman who resided at Nether Rankeilour, a house to the west of Cupar and Springfield.

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