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Sauchie
Tillicoultry
Dollar
Rumbling Bridge
Crook of Devon
Balado
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Devon Valley Railway

This railway is closed.

 
Clickable map of the Devon Valley Railway

Local area

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This line runs through farmland in Fife. There were coalmines at Sauchie through to Dollar. The section of line around Rumbling Bridge and Crook of Devon was very expensive to build with many river crossings required and cuttings through sand.

Chronology

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Description of route

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From Alloa to Kinross. The section between Alloa and Tillicoultry was built by the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway and extended by the Devon Valley Railway to Kinross.

Tillicoultry

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The line started from an end-on junction with the Tillicoultry Branch of the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway.

Dollar

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Dollar had a single platform with a passing loop to its east. To the east of Dollar was the Dollar Mine which provided coal for the Kincardine Powerstation and kept the line open as far as Dollar after the line closed as a through route.

Today the platform remains but no buildings stand. There may still be a gradient profile post in position complete with gradients.

Rumbling Bridge (New)

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The straight through station at Rumbling Bridge was opened when the line was extended west from Rubmling Bridge leaving the old station on a short branch.

The new station had two, very slightly staggered, platforms and a large signalbox. The goods yard was to the north of the line approached from the west.

Today the station's site is largely occupied by housing the approach road to which runs along the former trackbed from the south end. The westbound platform remains intact.

Rumbling Bridge (Old)

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This station was closed when the line was extended west. The terminus was to the north of the later line and at a higher level. The site is now a house.

Crook of Devon

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This station had a single platform and was to the west of a level crossing. A level crossing gatepost remains standing.

Balado

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This station was built to serve a nearby large house. The platform and goods platform were timber and still stood on the early 1990s.

Kinross Junction

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At this north facing junction the line met the Fife and Kinross Railway. A new station was opened just to the north which replaced the older Kinross (Hopefield) station.


Page created on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 07/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford