Kincardine and Dunfermline Railway (North British Railway)

Introduction

This line is open between Dunfermline and the former Kincardine Pier.

The line's origins at its west end was the Kincardine Branch which ran from Kincardine Junction to Kincardine station.




Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.


56104 takes the west spur into Longannet Power Station with the first working of opencast coal, loaded at the former Kincardine Power Station, into ...
Bill Roberton 28/05/2019
DBS 66037 skirts the Forth with empties with the doomed power station in the background.
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Bill Roberton 14/03/2016
Looking south across the Forth as Freightliner 66605 approaches Longannet Power Station with a coal train on 16 November. ...
Bill Roberton 16/11/2009
66083 arrives at Longannet power station on 5 April 2008 with the inaugral coal train via the newly reopened Alloa route. ...
Brian Forbes 05/04/2008

Longannet siding was a loop and sidings at Longannet Point. It was later the site of the eastern arrival for the bunkers for Longannet Power Station.
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A coal train arrives at Longannet Power station. The coal stockyard can be seen over to the left. ...
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Passing Longannet signalbox, view from a DMU railtour in 1992. [Ref query 15535] ...
Bill Roberton //1992
Looking east at Longannet signalbox. ...
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This was a short lived single platform station next to the car park at the west end of Culross. It was used for a passenger service into the Longannet Power Station site in 1992.
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A coal train from Hunterston Import Terminal approaching Longannet power station westbound in January 2007 behind EWS 66072. The train would have run ...
John Furnevel 10/01/2007
The Prospect of Grangemouth. Looking south over the Kincardine line and across the Forth from a point near Longannet power station in June ...
John Furnevel 13/06/2005
Close up of the Blue Riband coal hoppers in use recently. Great idea identifying the Scottish contingent. A mate in Yorkshire has seen many ...
Brian Forbes /08/2007
A bargain-priced special train journey for the Culross Quatercentenary The Scottish Power Express. ...
Charlie Niven 21/06/1992

Culross was a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track line. It was around a third of a mile east of the town. This section of line was built on the shore, with the land between the high water mark and railway embankment being reclaimed.
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The much travelled Scottish Rambler No 3 railtour, with ex-NBR no 256 Glen Douglas in charge, makes a photostop at Culross station on 30 ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 30/03/1964
Glen Douglas approaches Culross en route to Alloa ...
John Robin 30/03/1964
A B1 and brake van skirt the north shore of the Forth in the 1960s, having passed the site of the former Culross station and running through ...
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Eastbound immediately east of Culross. The land to the left has since been recovered using ash from Longannet power station. This was the site of the ...
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This colliery was sunk by the Fife Coal Company at a site between Culross [1st] to the west and Torryburn to the east. The mine was on the north side of the line. It was laid out with an exchange yard to the west, accessed from the east from the main line. The mine sidings were to the east of the exchange yard. To the south of the main railway were tip sidings, approached from the ...

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46115 Scots Guardsman draws away from a water stop at Newmills and passes the mudflats at Low Valleyfield with the SRPS Forth Circle railtour ...
Bill Roberton 28/04/2012

A single platform station on the south side of a loop. A goods yard was to the west, on the south side of the line and served from the west.
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Empties from Longannet approaching Torryburn from the west. ...
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Empties from Longannet running east out of Torryburn. ...
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Late summer evening. Empties from Longannet to the east of Torryburn. View looks west. ...
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Coal empties from Longannet running east. ...
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DRS 66429 passes the site of Cairneyhill Station with an intermodal service from Grangemouth to Aberdeen on 12th January 2019. This was diverted ...
Bill Roberton 12/01/2019
EWS 66082 brings empty coal hoppers east from Longannet on 25 August, passing the site of Cairneyhill station in the right background. ...
Bill Roberton 25/08/2008
Union of South Africa passes Cairneyhill with the first SRPS Forth Circle special on 23 August 2009.
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Bill Roberton 23/08/2009
The SLS/RCTS 'Joint Scottish Tour' at Cairneyhill on 17 June 1960 behind NBR 256 Glen Douglas. ...
WA Camwell (Copyright Stephenson Locomotive Society) 17/06/1960

Works compound at Elbowend Junction looking north. ...
Mark Poustie 28/07/2018

This junction was formed when the Charlestown and Dunfermline Railway was met by the 1866 West of Fife Railway and Harbour. Both lines were single track and the signal box (dating from 1894) was in the 'V' of the junction.
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