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.
The signal box was in the ^V^ of the junction, in line with the main line.
The box closed in 1963. The branch had closed in 1960.
A little was west of the junction a harbour branch had been intended from the branch line. This would pass under the main line. This was abandoned during construction as the harbour site was too exposed. However, the line was later laid in as the Seafield Siding, serving a tip.
Glenrothes with Thornton
Thornton Junction [W&BR]
| Invertiel Viaduct|
Seafield Branch Junction
Tyrie Bleach Works
Abbotshall Linoleum Works
Forth Works [Linoleum]
Seafield Ground Frame
Caledonia Works [Linoleum]
National Works [Linoleum]
Walton Inlaid Linoleum Works
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|03/03/1896||Kirkcaldy 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.
|17/11/1963||Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway)|
Invertiel Junction to Cowdenbeath closed.
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