Comrie Colliery Branch (Fife Coal Company)


In the final phase of this line it served Comrie Colliery.

Why built

This railway started as the Forth Ironworks Railway, a network of lines serving the Forth Ironworks and its various coal and ironstone mines. On closure of the ironworks ownership was transferred to the North British Railway whose Kinnedar Branch it became serving mines at Oakley Colliery. In the final phase it became the Comrie Colliery Branch from Oakley station with an exchange yard near the junction with the mainline.


This line is closed.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

A desolate looking Oakley yard in 1986 just prior to track lifting, view north towards Comrie Colliery. ...
Grant Robertson //1986
NCB no.5 (Hunslet 3837 of 1953) prepares to leave Oakley Yard with empties for Comrie Colliery on 17 May 1976. ...
Bill Roberton 17/05/1976
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This was a large underground mine opened in 1939 by the Fife Coal Company to the north west of Oakley. When opened it was a modern state of the art mine.

More details
The old locomotive shed at Comrie Colliery on 4 September 2008. Little else remains of the former colliery itself or the adjacent Rexco smokeless fuel ...
Bill Roberton 04/09/2008
The former locomotive shed at Comrie Colliery, Fife, on 4 June 2011. This is the only building still standing on the site, perhaps not for much ...
Grant Robertson 04/06/2011
A short surviving section of the former 2ft 8in gauge surface railway at Comrie Colliery, Fife, seen in September 2008. An old coal bing stands in the ...
Bill Roberton 04/09/2008
Scene at Comrie Colliery, Fife, February 1970. ...
John Furnevel 17/02/1970
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