Comrie Colliery

Location type

Mine


Name and dates

Comrie Colliery (1939-1986)

Served by the Comrie Colliery Branch (Fife Coal Company).


Description

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.

The mine was served by a new connection to the Kinnedar Branch (North British Railway). It was in an area formerly mined for iron ore and coal for the Fife Iron Works.

It had its own washery and a smokeless fuel plant.

This mine was the last served by the line from Dunfermline Upper and its closure led to closure of that line back to Townhill Junction. There was an exchange yard just north of Oakley on the branch.

01/07/2018

Tags

Mine

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map