Kinross-shire Railway

Introduction

This line is closed.






Dates

  /  /1857[Kinross-shire Railway]
[Fife and Kinross Railway]
Act receives Royal assent.
20/06/1860[Kinross-shire Railway]
Opened from Cowdenbeath to Kinross
20/08/1860[Fife and Kinross Railway]
[Kinross-shire Railway]
Joint station opened at Kinross.
  /  /1861Kinross-shire RailwayEdinburgh and Northern Railway
Kinross-shire Railway absorbed by Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway.
01/09/1921[Kinross-shire Railway]
Loch Leven station closed
22/09/1930[Kinross-shire Railway]
Kelty station closed
22/09/1930[Kinross-shire Railway]
Blairadam station closed
05/01/1970Kinross-shire Railway Fife and Kinross Railway Glenfarg Line (North British Railway)
Perth (Hilton Junction) to Cowdenbeath North Junction closed to passengers.
05/01/1970Glenfarg Line (North British Railway)Kinross-shire RailwayFife and Kinross Railway
Cowdenbeath to Perth closed to passengers, Bridge of Earn [2nd] to Milnathort closed to goods, Cowdenbeath to Milnathort singled.
04/05/1970[Kinross-shire Railway]
[Fife and Kinross Railway]
Milnathort to Kelty North Junction closed to freight.
04/05/1970[Kinross-shire Railway]
[Fife and Kinross Railway]
Cowdenbeath to Milnathort closed to goods.
12/07/1972[Kinross-shire Railway]
[Fife and Kinross Railway]
Kelty Coup to Cowdenbeath North Junction closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was originally the junction for the Kinross-shire Railway, opened 1860, with the Dunfermline Branch of the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.
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60103 passes the site of Lumphinnans Central Junction with the first 'The Cathedrals Express' trip from Edinburgh to Fife. ...
Bill Roberton 20/05/2018
GBRf 66728 Institution of Railway Operators brings up the rear of a North East Railtours excursion from Newcastle to Inverness as it passes the ...
Bill Roberton 07/05/2018
47760 brings up the rear of 'The Cathedrals Express' circuit of Fife, as 60103 heads for Cowdenbeath from Lumphinnans. ...
Bill Roberton 20/05/2018
37685+37516 near the former Lumphinnans Central Junction on 28 April with the Royal Scotsman from Edinburgh to Keith. ...
Bill Roberton 28/04/2014

This junction opened with a new double track curve to Lumphinnans East Junction in 1900. The curve allowed a goods train from the Kelty direction to run east onto the Dunfermline Branch. The Dunfermline branch dated from 1848, the Kinross-shire Railway from 1860.
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Lumphinnans No 11 was opened beside the Kinross-shire Railway south of Kelty station (and the later Kelty South Junction by the Cowdenbeath Coal Company.
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The single track Kinross-shire Railway opened here in 1860, a line from Lumphinnans Central Junction to Kinross. The junction was formed in 1890 when Kelty to Cowdenbeath (North British Railway) as part of the preparations for the opening of the Forth Bridge. The original line northwards from the junction was doubled.
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Looking north to Kelty station, junctions and marshalling yards in 1989. Unfortunately the trackbed has been heavily landscaped and you'll need your ...
Ewan Crawford //1989


This station is closed. This was an island platform station. Like Kinross Junction[2nd] and Thornton Junction the main station building was not on the platform and the station was reached by footbridge. The building at Kinross was of two storeys. On the island platform was a timber canopied building.
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Looking east along the trackbed of the Blairenbathie Colliery/Mine branch towards the former level crossing over Main Street, Kelty and its eventual ...
Bill Roberton 28/05/2018
Newly installed sculpture on Kelty Main Street to commemorate the Blairenbathie branch which crossed nearby at the 'White Gates' and served various ...
Bill Roberton 07/04/2012
Memorial to the nine miners killed at the Lindsay Colliery, Kelty, in 1957. The park is located on the infilled course of the West of Fife Mineral ...
Bill Roberton 30/01/2012
Looking west along the Blairenbathie Colliery branch trackbed from the the site of the level crossing over Main Street, Kelty, in December 2011. The ...
Bill Roberton 04/12/2011

This yard was to the north of Kelty North Junction.
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This signal box was north of Kelty Yard on the line to Blairadam.
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This was a two platform station with the main building, a single storey, on the northbound platform. There were sidings at the south end, on the west side of the line, approached by reversal. The box was at the south end of the northbound platform. The station closed in 1930, signal box closed in 1957 and the line completely closed in 1970.
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Just to the north of Blairadam is this solitary piece of landscaped trackbed. It can be seen on left on the Glenrothes road after turning east off the ...
Brian Forbes /11/2007
Site of Blairadam, the 1930 closed station was past the houses in the gap between them and the field.The former goods yard is under the houses. ...
Brian Forbes /10/2006
Much of the old main line from Cowdenbeath North to Bridge of Earn (via Glenfarg) has reverted to agriculture, as here between Blairadam and Kinross, ...
Bill Roberton 03/06/2011
Remains of station, trackbed to the right. Rubble from signal box and small goods shed. ...
Brian Forbes /10/2006

View south alongside Loch Leven. I'm not sure where exactly Loch Leven Curler's Platform was located but here, where the loch is not far to the left, ...
Ewan Crawford 12/01/2018

This was the very short lived terminus of Kinross-shire Railway line from Lumphinnans Junction. It was south (or east) of Kinross's High Street. It was replaced by Kinross [3rd]. ...

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This small hut stood next to the signal box south of Loch Leven station on the site of the short lived Kinross terminus of the Kinross-shire Railway. ...
Ewan Crawford 12/01/2018
This rather impressive artwork exists close to the trackbed just south of Loch Leven station. So far so good. Unfortunately it is closest to the site ...
Ewan Crawford 12/01/2018
View south at Loch Leven with sleepers still at the site of the shed to the left and, further left, the approach to the goods yard. Briefly, in 1860, ...
Ewan Crawford //1996

This was a two platform station. There was a goods yard and locomotive shed to the south (or east) of Kinross High Street, the station was to the north (or west) of this.
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Surviving building standing on the site of the up platform of the former Loch Leven station, seen here in October 2007 in use by a local plumbing ...
John Furnevel 23/10/2007
Work in progress on new and refurbished housing at the south end of Kinross in May 2005 includes part of the former Loch Leven station. The main ...
John Furnevel 28/05/2005
The back of the Down buildings (left) and the modest station house at Loch Leven, which opened as Kinross and closed as long ago as 1924. [See image ...
David Panton 29/04/2011
Loch Leven in the spring of 2005. View south showing the former entrance and main building on the up platform. ...
John Furnevel 28/05/2005