Bo'ness

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Bo'ness (1974-)

Opened on the Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway.
Open on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway [Preserved].

Description

This is the northern terminus of the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway [Preserved] (Boness and Kinneil Railway ).

Heritage steam and diesel trains operate south to Manuel where a connection is made to the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway main line.

The station has the former 1842 iron trainshed from Haymarket station (^A^ listed), signal box from Garnqueen South Junction (^A^ listed) and footbridge from Murthly. The station building is from Wormit.

It is a two platform station. A longer platform with loop and a bay, on its south side, at the west end.

The first station in Bo^ness was further west Bo'ness [1st].

Local

The railway is operated by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society who also operate the Museum of Scottish Railways at the station.

Tags

Station preservation heritage

Aliases

Boness
04/08/2020




Dates

  /  /1875Bo'ness Dock
Authorisation to build a wet dock on the east side of Bo^ness Harbour. The dock would be served by the Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway with coal hoists at the east end of the dock. A timber basin was also added - located to the south of today^s Bo'ness station, now the car park.
  /  /1979Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Scottish Railway Preservation Society starts to build line at Bo'ness.
  /  /1981Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
New Bo'ness station opened by Scottish Railway Preservation Society.
  /  /1987Dalderse and Springfield Iron Works Branch (North British Railway)
Scottish Railway Preservation Society stock moved from Springfield Yard to Bo'ness.
  /  /1990Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Scottish Railway Preservation Society completes Bo'ness line to Manuel Junction (A station was opened here and the line may be extended to join the Union Canal).
  /  /1995Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Scottish Railway Museum opens as the Scottish Railway Exhibition at Bo'ness.