Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway)

Introduction

This line is closed. The line was freight only and was built to relieve the neighbouring mainlines of some traffic. There was an intermediary goods depot at Auchtertool about half way along the line. The line was built to be suitable for passenger use. Auchtertool Goods was built as a passenger station and a stationmaster appointed.





Dates

  /  /1890Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway)
Line authorised, initially as an independent railway.
  /  /1891Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway)
Bill promoted to extend the line west to Larbert and Grangemouth, both on the Caledonian Railway. Bill passes in the Commons but fails in the Lords.
03/03/1896Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway)
Line opened as a goods relief line between Invertiel Junction (Kirkcaldy) and Foulford Junction (Cowdenbeath) with a goods station at Auchtertool Goods.
17/11/1963Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway)
Invertiel Junction to Cowdenbeath closed.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Cowdenbeath to Kirkcaldy

This junction opened in 1894 with the opened of the Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway). It met the existing former Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway). Access to the new line was from the south.
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Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)


This goods station was to the east of Auchtertool. There was a loop with a signal box, the loop on the south side. The goods sidings ran from the west end of the loop. The box was the only one along the line and closed in 1923.
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Old bridge abutment at Auchtertool, site of a former goods station on the Kirkcaldy District Railway. The last section of the line, running west from ...
Brian Forbes /05/2009
Bridge near site of Auchtertool goods station. ...
Brian Forbes 19/03/2007
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This junction was intended to give access to Seafield Harbour, in the south of Kirkcaldy, from the Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway).
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Looking towards the east coast along the trackbed of the former Kirkcaldy District Railway approaching Invertiel Viaduct on 15 March with a 170 DMU ...
Bill Roberton 15/03/2008
Looking west towards Cowdenbeath along the route of the former Kirkcaldy District Railway on 12 February 2008 from the point at which it passed below ...
Bill Roberton 12/02/2008
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This was the junction between the 1847 Edinburgh and Northern Railway and the Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway) opened in 1896. Both lines were double track although the newer line became single track as it struck off west of the junction. Approach was from the south.
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Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Ah, the homely discomforts of a first-generation DMU, in this case a Class 117 with its doors between facing seats for maximum toe-treading risk. With ...
David Panton 18/07/1998
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Seafield Harbour

This junction was intended to give access to Seafield Harbour, in the south of Kirkcaldy, from the Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway).
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Looking towards the east coast along the trackbed of the former Kirkcaldy District Railway approaching Invertiel Viaduct on 15 March with a 170 DMU ...
Bill Roberton 15/03/2008
Looking west towards Cowdenbeath along the route of the former Kirkcaldy District Railway on 12 February 2008 from the point at which it passed below ...
Bill Roberton 12/02/2008
2 of 2 images.