Culross [1st]

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Culross [1st] (1906-1930)

Opened on the Kincardine and Dunfermline Railway (North British Railway).

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

Culross was a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track line. It was around a third of a mile east of the town. This section of line was built on the shore, with the land between the high water mark and railway embankment being reclaimed.

There was a goods yard at the east end, north side of the line, approached from the east. The signal box closed in 1923 when the loop was lifted (the eastbound platform was retained to serve for both directions).

The station formerly bordered the sea, but the Valleyfield Ash Lagoons (ash from Longannet Power Station) now separates it from the shoreline. The former station is at the west end of the lagoons. The line remains open and the station site is now housing on the south side of Veere Park. A station cottage remains by the main road, to the north. Station Path runs down to the west end of the station site.

03/05/2019

Tags

Station

External links

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