Kincardine Branch (North British Railway)

Introduction

At the former Kincardine Powerstation Yard is a short branch with a loop which was used for loading coal onto trains for the short journey to Longannet Power Station, until the power station's closure.




Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

At this junction the Kincardine Branch met the older Stirling and Dunfermline Railway. The branch was to become a loop when extended to Elbowend Junction. The junction was double track with the branch singling just beyond the junction. The signal box was in the 'V' of the junction. The junction was north of Kincardine itself.
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The new bridge under construction where the line will cross the A907. The is the limit of the track west from Kincardine. ...
Ewan Crawford 12/11/2006
A new bridge is under construction over the Dunfermline-Alloa road. The line from Kincardine joined the main Stirling-Dunfermline line (which was ...
Mark Poustie 23/09/2006
The tower on the hill above Clackmannan has seen many waggonways and railways come and go. Today it gets to see the extent of the track of the ...
Ewan Crawford 12/11/2006
Helensfield bridge, east of Alloa, on 22 December 2006. The new deck was hoisted into place the previous weekend. ...
John Furnevel 22/12/2006

This was a single platform station close to, and to the east of, Clackmannan. The platform was on the south side of the line. There was a small goods yard at the east end, south side of the line, accessed from the east.
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Looking from Kennet to Clackmannan. The road bridge over the line here finally has two lanes again. ...
Ewan Crawford 12/11/2006
Looking from Kennet to Kilbagie. ...
Ewan Crawford 12/11/2006
Freightliner 66510 passing through Clackmannan on 13 July with the 6G05 Ravenstruther - Longannet FHH coal train.
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Bill Roberton 13/07/2011
Track machine heading for the hills at Clackmannan on 3 March 2009. ...
Bill Roberton 03/03/2009


This was a single platform station on the Kincardine Branch (North British Railway). The platform was on the east side of the line with a station building and later a station cottage.
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Drainage works near complete at Kilbagie. ...
Ewan Crawford 13/08/2006
Freightliner 66557 nears Kilbagie with a coal train for Longannet Power Station on 31 January 2011.
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Bill Roberton 31/01/2011
Freightliner 66550 passes Kilbagie with Inverkeithing - Millerhill spent ballast. ...
Bill Roberton 12/03/2017
Looking to Kincardine from Kilbagie. Drainage works completed and track down. ...
Ewan Crawford 12/11/2006


This signal box opened on the east side of the line at the point where the siding into Kincardine Power Station's yard struck off to the north west. A loop was installed on the line between the box and the former Kincardine station, to the south.
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08756 nears the former Kincardine Power Station yard, after depositing a trainload of steel sleepers for the SAK relaying, in November 2006. ...
Bill Roberton 08/11/2006

This was a two platform station with a loop on a single track line. It was originally a terminus of the Kincardine Branch (North British Railway), opened in 1893. Ferry Pier was to the west. The goods yard was to the north, on the east side of the line and approached from the south. The line continued past the station to terminate with a loop on Shipping Pier.
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DBS 66037 nears Kincardine level crossing with coal from Hunterston to Longannet Power Station. ...
Bill Roberton 14/03/2016
A look back to the first coal train running from Hunterston to Longannet. My dad Brian Forbes handed me a little camera, this is the result. 66083 I ...
David Forbes ?/04/2008
Freightliner 66550 passes through the former Kincardine Station on the banks of the Forth with coal from Hunterston High Level to Longannet Power ...
Bill Roberton 18/08/2015
The line at Kincardine, still in use in July 2017, although not a huge amount of use with the closure of Longannet Power Station. ...
John Yellowlees 02/07/2017