Leven Dock Railway


This line is open except for the sidings at the now closed and infilled Leven Dock. The was a goods only line running from what later became Kirkland Yard to the dock. Access was in fact from the east - a reversal from the goods yard at Leven [1st] followed by a second reversal at a headshunt at Kirkland.


  /12/1908Leven Dock Railway
Line from Kirkland Yard to Methil Docks quadrupled.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was the original terminus of the Leven Railway. It was just west of Leven [2nd] which replaced it when the line was extended east by the East of Fife Railway to Kilconquhar.

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Leven Railway
East of Fife Railway
The view east to the site of the first Leven station, later the goods yard, in 2008. On the right was the reversing spur used to reach Leven Dock and ...
Ewan Crawford 04/01/2008
View west along the course of the Leven branch in July 2013, now the access road to the KFRPS^s Methil site. ...
Bill Roberton 06/07/2013
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This junction, actually at Levenmouth, was formed in 1914 during the works to open Methil Dock No 3. Kirkland Yard was laid out to the west, a great improvement on the single track line from the Kirkland Siding reversing spur in Leven. A quadruple track was laid from the yard to Methil East Junction where there were sidings on the site of the Leven Dock and a new quadruple track ...

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Leven Extension Railway (Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway)
Kirkland Yard and Leven Dock to Methil Line Widening (North British Railway)
The remains of the rail route into Methil Docks seen looking east from the A955 road bridge in the summer of 2007. The abandoned and overgrown former ...
John Furnevel 26/07/2007
37694 leaves Methil Power Station with empty coal wagons on 16th September 1992. The former docks line curves away to the right.
Bill Roberton 16/09/1992
As part of an investigation into reopening the Levenmouth branch to passenger traffic, BR and Fife Regional Council officials travelled down the line ...
Bill Roberton 14/10/1991
37696 leaves Methil Power Station with empties. The line to the right led to the docks. ...
Bill Roberton //1992
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Leven Dock siding (though the dock was infilled long ago) on 23 August 1980. Prominent is the sign for W A Lawson & Co, coal merchants. The yard ...
Bill Roberton 23/08/1980
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