Alloa Marshalling Yard (British Railways)

Introduction

This extensive marshalling yard was built to the west of Alloa in 1957. Its remains closed in 1987.

Why built

The yard was built to assist handling of goods trains in the Clackmannanshire area where formerly trains were marshalled in Alloa and Stirling goods yard. Coal from Devon Colliery for Kincardine Power Station and Longannet Power Station rounded here. It handled molasses trains for Menstrie.



Route described

This yard was located to the south of the Stirlng to Dunfermline mainline with a connection to the Alloa Swing Bridge.


Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Cambus to Alloa West

This was a three platform station to the west of a level crossing and east of Cambus Junction. A footbridge was provided by the level crossing used to cross between the platforms and also for pedestrians when the crossing was closed.
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Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
An Alloa bound train seen from the level crossing at Cambus. What looks suspiciously like a base for an electrification mast can be seen on the right. ...
Ewan Crawford 08/10/2017
One of the Hunterston - Longannet coal trains approaching Cambus level crossing from the west on 22 December 2008. The Diageo complex stands beyond ...
John Furnevel 22/12/2008
Convoy. An eastbound PW ^train^ photographed shortly after leaving Cambus on 4 October 2007 heading for Alloa. ...
John Furnevel 04/10/2007
I remember it was wet... oh yes... The 1020 Glasgow Queen Street - Alloa about to pass over Cambus level crossing in pouring rain on 26 April 2018. ...
John Furnevel 26/04/2018
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This was a large marshalling yard between Alloa and Cambus. Also known as Alloa New Yard and Alloa New Marshalling Yard.
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Looking west to Cambus from the mainline beside Alloa Marshalling Yard. Access by kind permission of British Rail. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Alloa Yard looking west. South set of sidings with track leading to Alloa West behind camera. Access by kind permission of British Rail. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Alloa Marshalling Yard looking west. The link to Alloa West Coal Yard passed under the camera. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Alloa Marshalling Yard looking east. By the time the line closed the yard (foreground) had replaced the mainline (beyond trees) as the route in use. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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This was the junction between the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway of 1852 and the Alloa West to Longcarse (North British Railway) of 1885 which connected to the Alloa Railway. This was a junction between two double track lines immediately west of a level crossing (^Grange Crossing^).
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Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Alloa Railway
Looking west from the crossing. The signalbox was to the left of this once double track mainline. ...
Ewan Crawford 12/11/2006
West Coast Railways Class 47 “Chris Fudge” (formerly 47 747) passes the site of the former Alloa West level crossing on the rear of the ...
Mark Dufton 14/05/2017
Looking west to Alloa West level crossing. Sorting the drainage before putting down the ballast. ...
Ewan Crawford 12/11/2006
New footbridge at (the former) Alloa West LC. ...
Ewan Crawford 01/09/2007
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Southern Exit

This was a large marshalling yard between Alloa and Cambus. Also known as Alloa New Yard and Alloa New Marshalling Yard.
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Looking west to Cambus from the mainline beside Alloa Marshalling Yard. Access by kind permission of British Rail. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Alloa Yard looking west. South set of sidings with track leading to Alloa West behind camera. Access by kind permission of British Rail. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Alloa Marshalling Yard looking west. The link to Alloa West Coal Yard passed under the camera. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Alloa Marshalling Yard looking east. By the time the line closed the yard (foreground) had replaced the mainline (beyond trees) as the route in use. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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This junction was north of the Alloa Bridge (the swing bridge over the River Forth). This was initially the junction between the Caledonian Railway^s 1885 Alloa Railway line running to the goods terminus near the harbour in Alloa and its connection to Alloa West Junction where the line joined the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway allowing use of Alloa [1st] station. The ...

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Alloa Railway
Longcarse Junction. This was a double track passenger railway. To the left were the routes to Alloa and Alloa Marshalling Yard and to the right the ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Longcarse Junction looking south to the other Forth Bridge. The site was latterly used as a reversing spur to reach Alloa West Coal Yard from the ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Looking south across acres of ploughed field (well.. a lot) in April 2006 at the embankment running towards Alloa swing bridge in the distance. The ...
John Furnevel 27/04/2006
Aha - this must be the right path! Remains of Longcarse Junction on the route south from Alloa towards the Forth during the search for the old ...
John Furnevel 27/04/2006
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