Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
A Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
This line is open. The line runs from Inverkeithing to Burntisland and was opened in connection with the
Forth Bridge Railway. It was built for the North British Railway. It carries both passengers and freight. Today it forms part of the East Coast Main Line. Why built
This line was built as part of the general improvements opened with the
Forth Bridge Railway. This provided a new route from Queensferry to Thornton which has been the mainline since opening. Service
The line is served by both long distance limited stop trains and long distance services.
The line runs from a triangular junction at
Inverkeithing to Burntisland where the terminus platforms became bay platforms at a through station. Portions of line and locations
This line is divided into a number of portions.
Inverkeithing to Burntisland
Inverkeithing Central Junction to Burntisland. DRS-liveried but Freightliner-owned and branded 66413 draws a Craiginches South - Millerhill ballast out of Inverkeithing Up Loop on 25 April. ... Bill Roberton 25/04/2017 60085 passes Inverkeithing Central Junction with Aberdeen - Oxwellmains cement empties on 21 June. ... Bill Roberton 21/06/2017 47790 leads the 'Northern Belle' past Inverkeithing Central Junction. 47832 Solway Princess brought up the rear. ... Bill Roberton 04/07/2011 37516 hauls the empty stock from the previous day's SRPS Inverurie - Oban trip back to Bo'ness from Aberdeen past Inverkeithing Central junction on 15 ... Bill Roberton 15/09/2013 DRS 66424 passes Inverkeithing East Junction with a Barnhill - Millerhill train of recovered track panels on 14th October 2017. The Perth - Dundee ... Bill Roberton 14/10/2017 B1 1264 charges away from Inverkeithing East Junction with the Great Britain XI tour from Edinburgh to Inverness with 47760 providing assistance on ... Bill Roberton 21/04/2018 66746 passes Inverkeithing East Junction with the 'Royal Scotsman' from Dundee to Edinburgh on 24th October, possibly the last run of 2017. ... Bill Roberton 24/10/2017 66549 leads a Millerhill - Dyce ballast away from Inverkeithing East Junction, with 66956 on the rear. ... Bill Roberton 09/09/2017 The 08.20 CrossCountry service from Aberdeen to Penzance nears Dalgety Bay on 3 September. The train was terminated at Inverkeithing because of a ... Bill Roberton 03/09/2019 DBS 66301 nears Dalgety Bay station with an Auchterarder - Millerhill spent ballast train on 8 December, returning from works near Gleneagles. ... Bill Roberton 08/12/2019 Colas 70814 nears Dalgety Bay with the Aberdeen Craiginches - Oxwellmains cement empties on 17th May 2019. ... Bill Roberton 17/05/2019 The 'Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' excursion calls at Dalgety Bay on its return on 6 August. ... Bill Roberton 06/08/2017 43145, in 'facemask' livery, descending Donibristle bank with the 13.12 from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, led by 43129 on 25th July 2020. ... Bill Roberton 25/07/2020 44871 drops down Donibristle bank with the last 'Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' SRPS excursion of the season on 25th August 2019. ... Bill Roberton 25/08/2019 The 1E15 09.47 from Aberdeen to Kings Cross, worked by HST for the last time, passes Donibristle eleven minutes late on 15 December. Power cars are ... Bill Roberton 15/12/2019 44871 coasts down Donibristle Bank towards the scheduled stop at Dalgety Bay with the first of the August 'The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' trips ... Bill Roberton 04/08/2019 Colas 60085 passes the former RN air station branch junction at Donibristle with Inverness - Oxwellmains cement empties, diverted through Fife. ... Bill Roberton 01/07/2017 37685 'Loch Arkaig' brings up the rear of the 'Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' SRPS excursion as it nears the site of Donibristle siding on 25 August ... Bill Roberton 25/08/2019 Behind this building, which appears to be an air-raid shelter, ran the line from Donibristle Junction to East Ness Jetty, Inverkeithing Bay, used to ... David Panton 27/02/2009 The post in the left centre of this photograph, taken on 22 January 2011, once supported a level crossing gate and is one of the few remains of the ... David Panton 22/01/2011 Just west of Burntisland with a probable limekiln seen in the distant right, ... Bill Roberton //1991 With the opening of the Forth Bridge and its connecting railway from Burntisland, a transfer platform was provided for the Carron Company's Newbigging ... Bill Roberton 20/08/2018 A westbound 158 passes the blocked off tunnel of the Carron Company's lime works just west of Burntisland. ... Bill Roberton //1990
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This signal box was on the north side of the railway. It opened in advance of the opening of the
Burntisland Aluminium Works whose sidings were to the east. Approach to the sidings was from the east and there was a crossover, allowing trains to approach from Burntisland Harbour. ... More details Flowers at Burntisland station, courtesy of Floral Action Burntisland. ... John Yellowlees 19/04/2016 The 1215 Edinburgh Waverley - Glenrothes with Thornton arriving at Burntisland on 14 April 2019. ... Andy Furnevel 14/04/2019 On the left of this photo at Burntisland you can see a 'bughotel' supported by ScotRail's biodiversity fund. 6th May 2018. ... John Yellowlees 06/05/2018 DBS 67001 enters Burntisland on 11 July with the 17.08 Edinburgh - Fife - Edinburgh commuter train. ... Bill Roberton 11/07/2011 Inverkeithing Curve Inverkeithing North Junction to Inverkeithing East Junction. The Inverkeithing North/East chord with a road-rail machine and DR73803 waiting for the call to work at the Aberdour track renewal. A 170 passes on a ... Bill Roberton 19/03/2017 Construction work in progress on the Forth Road Bridge approach roads to the north of Inverkeithing, taken from a Perth-bound train on 23rd March ... Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) 23/03/1963
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DRS 66424 passes Inverkeithing East Junction with a Barnhill - Millerhill train of recovered track panels on 14th October 2017. The Perth - Dundee ... Bill Roberton 14/10/2017 B1 1264 charges away from Inverkeithing East Junction with the Great Britain XI tour from Edinburgh to Inverness with 47760 providing assistance on ... Bill Roberton 21/04/2018 66746 passes Inverkeithing East Junction with the 'Royal Scotsman' from Dundee to Edinburgh on 24th October, possibly the last run of 2017. ... Bill Roberton 24/10/2017 66549 leads a Millerhill - Dyce ballast away from Inverkeithing East Junction, with 66956 on the rear. ... Bill Roberton 09/09/2017
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