Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway

Introduction

This line is open. CCTV for west Edinburgh and Fife is based at a control room in Dumfermline station.






Dates

  /  /1873[Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway]
Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway authorised
  /  /1877[Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway]
Dunfermline & Queensferry Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
01/11/1877[Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway]
Opened from Dunfermline to North Queensferry
28/03/1917[Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway]
Rosyth Halt opened
05/01/1970[Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway]
Touch North Junction to Touch South Junction closed to passengers

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Dunfermline to Queensferry

An SPT-liveried 170 approaches Charlestown Junction with Dunfermline's skyline in the background.  A south to west chord has been proposed here, ...
Bill Roberton 16/08/2010
20137+20119 with a train from RNAD Crombie approaching Charlestown Junction in 1991, with the formerly rail-served gas works in the background.
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Bill Roberton //1991

This is a two platform station. It was notable for the street level ticket office on brick piers, accessed from the pavement by a footbridge. Sadly this was demolished in 1999.
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The first SRPS 'The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' of August nears Rosyth behind Black Five 45407. ...
Bill Roberton 12/05/2017
LNER 43367 leads the 07.55 Inverness - Kings Cross towards Rosyth, diverted through Fife because of the Stirling blockade on 15th October 2018.
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Bill Roberton 15/10/2018
67016 nears Rosyth with the SRPS empty stock from Thornton Yard to Bo'ness, having formed the previous day's excursion to Scarborough. 11 June. ...
Bill Roberton 11/06/2017
West Coast 47832 nears Rosyth with a Thornton Yard - Bo'ness empty stock working from the previous day's Liverpool excursion. 47854 is on the rear. ...
Bill Roberton 12/06/2016

This forms the north part of a triangular junction. The main line runs south to Inverkeithing Central Junction and a single track loop line runs east to Inverkeithing East Junction. The signal box here closed on 30/07/1979, being taken over by the Edinburgh Signalling Centre. ...

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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

At this junction the line runs south to the Forth Bridge and Inverkeithing station and to the north the lines to Dunfermline Town and Aberdour divide. The signal box here closed on 30/07/1979, being taken over by the Edinburgh Signalling Centre. ...

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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
The Inverness - Mossend intermodal, diverted through Fife because of engineering work in the Stirling area, passes Inverkeithing Central Junction, ...
Bill Roberton 30/10/2016
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

This is a two platform station. The station still has a traditional North British Railway building on the southbound platform. The northbound platform has a modern station building with the ticket office and a car park.
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Freightliner 66597 and 66952 pass through Inverkeithing Station with a Millerhill - Keith concrete sleeper train on Sunday 8th 2017 October.
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Bill Roberton 08/10/2017
Portrait of 158728 at the Up platform in Inverkeithing on 22 June 2017. ...
Bill Roberton 22/06/2017
A service for Glenrothes via Kirkcaldy calls at Inverkeithing on 18 July 2018. ...
David Panton 18/07/2018
British Transport Police-branded 170407 leaves with an Edinburgh - Inverness service on 22 June. ...
Bill Roberton 22/06/2017

This junction is south of Inverkeithing station. Lines to the Forth Bridge and Rosyth Dockyard divide here. The signal box here closed on 03/09/1972, control being taken over by Inverkeithing Central Junction signal box. ...

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66743 passes Inverkeithing South Junction with the Royal Scotsman from Edinburgh to Keith on 16 April. ...
Bill Roberton 16/04/2018
170 477 embarks on the climb form Inverkeithing station to the Forth
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David Panton 22/01/2011
37685 and 37516 drop down past Inverkeithing South Junctionon 26 May with The Royal Scotsman from Edinburgh to Keith. The Rosyth Dockyard ...
Bill Roberton 26/05/2014
DRS 37688 passes Inverkeithing South Junction with a Slateford - Inverness inspection train on 18 January. ...
Bill Roberton 18/01/2016

This station was to the south of Inverkeithing South Junction. It was the original station in Inverkeithing. It had a single platform and passing loop. Sidings were on the west side, approached from the north. After the opening of the Forth Bridge Railway it was replaced by Inverkeithing, to the north. The old station became a goods yard. ...

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A pair of class 101 units pass the site of Inverkeithing (1st) station with a Navy Day shuttle to Rosyth Dockyard. The Dunfermline & Queensferry ...
Bill Roberton //1985


This scrap and shipbreaking yard is operated by Robertson Metals Recycling, formerly R & M Supplies, formerly Thos W Ward. Many vessels have been scrapped her including HMS Dreadnought and RMS Mauretania. ...

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View from a passing train of the R & M Supplies (formerly T W Ward) scrapyard at Inverkeithing Bay. In the foreground is the Rosyth Dockyard branch. ...
Bill Roberton //1989
Recently arrived redundant APCM Cemflo's awaiting their fate in the scrapyard of T W Ward, Inverkeithing, in 1988 ... alongside a dire warning ...
Grant Robertson //1988
James A White (formerly T W Ward) scrapyard in the 1980s. The yard, served by a siding off the Rosyth branch, operated two John Fowler 0-4-0DM ...
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This was a junction on the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway.
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The overbridge on the Rosyth Dockyard branch, situated just to the
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David Panton 16/01/2011
The loop and former scrap siding (lifted) at Naval Base Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Naval Base North groundframe, controlling access to the north end of loop on the line from Inverkeithing South Junction to Rosyth Dockyard. ...
David Panton 12/04/2009
The line serving North Queensferry's first station and pier gained a junction when the Rosyth Naval Base opened in Edwardian times and this is the ...
David Panton 22/02/2009

This was the terminus of the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway at the Queensferry railway pier, immediately west of the town pier.
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The southern portal of the original North Queensferry tunnel. The station and goods yard was in the foreground and ran behind the camera to the ...
Ewan Crawford //1996




Touch Curve


Colas 56087 coasting downhill from the former Touch South Junction, Dunfermline, with the 6N72 Linkswood - Grangemouth empty tanks on 19 March ...
Bill Roberton 19/03/2014
158 725 with a Fife Outer Circle service passes the site of Touch South Junction on 11 December 2008. This is the point where the direct line from the ...
Bill Roberton 11/12/2008