Alloa Harbour Junction

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Alloa Harbour Junction (1852-1978)

Opened on the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway.


This double track junction was to the west of Alloa [1st] station on the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway. Access to the harbour branch was from the east.

The signal box, ^Alloa Central^ was in the ^V^ of the junction, in line with the main line. This box opened in 1888 (dating from the arrival of the Caledonian Railway and reconstruction of Alloa [1st]) and closed in 1964 when it was replaced with a ground frame controlled from Alloa East Junction box (not far away at the east end of Alloa [1st] station). The junction was turned into a single lead junction, the branch doubling just to the south west.

The branch continued in use until 1978.

The line to the harbour was the older route - it had opened in 1851, extending the line from Alloa [1st] (opened in 1850 from Dunfermline [2nd]) to Alloa Ferry, a temporary station at the harbour. With the extension west to Stirling of the main route in 1852 the branch closed to passengers.