Leven and East of Fife Railway






Dates

  /  /1861[Leven Railway]
[East of Fife Railway]
[Leven and East of Fife Railway]
Leven Railway and East for Fife Railway merge to form the Leven and East Fife Railway.
22/07/1861[Leven Railway]
[East of Fife Railway]
[Leven and East of Fife Railway]
Leven Railway and East of Fife Railway merge to form the Leven and East of Fife Railway.
01/09/1863[Leven and East of Fife Railway]
Line opened from Kilconquhar to Anstruther.
  /  /1877[Leven and East of Fife Railway]
Leven and East of Fife Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
01/08/1877[Leven and East of Fife Railway]
[North British Railway]
Leven and East of Fife Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
06/09/1965[Anstruther and St Andrews Railway]
[Leven and East of Fife Railway]
[East of Fife Railway]
St Andrews to Leven closed passengers.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This station was built to a design commonly used on this line. A loop, with a passenger platform on one side (north) and a loading bank (south) which was an island served on both sides. A siding to the south was served from the east. Unlike most of the other stations it was not altered from this.
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The old station building at Kilconquhar in July 2007 looking south from the A917 road. ...
John Furnevel 26/7/2007
View east along the single platform at Kilconquhar looking towards Elie in 1996. Opened by the East of Fife Railway in 1857 this was the terminus of ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
The charmingly pronounced ('Kinyucher') Kilconquhar station seen from a train shortly before 6 September 1964, the date of the withdrawal of passenger ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) /09/1964

This station is closed. This was originally a single platform station with a loop. To the north of the loop was the passenger platform and to the south a loading bank, which was an island with a track down either side. To the south again was a siding, approached from the east.
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Elie station in 1967, taken after track-lifting. I placed the sign to make it show. How I wish I had kept that sign but it would never have fitted ...
Jim Scott //1967
Arrival at Elie station on the Fife coast, shortly before the 6th September 1964 withdrawal of passenger services between Leven and St Andrews. ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) /09/1964
J37 0-6-0 no 64602 stands at Elie (closed September 1965) with a railtour in the early 1960s. ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) //
The scheduled DMU service arrives at Elie in the early 1960s as J37 0-6-0 no 64602 prepares to leave with the next leg of a Fife railtour. ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) //

This was a two platform station with a loop. The main station building was on the eastbound platform.
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Loading bank remains at the site of St Monance station on the Fife coast in July 2007 looking south west towards Elie. The station was closed by BR in ...
John Furnevel 01/07/2007
Platform view at St Monance station in the East Neuk of Fife as passengers leave an eastbound train. The photograph was taken a short time before ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1965
Loading bank remains at St Monance, in the East Neuk of Fife, photographed in July 2007. The former station had begun life as St Monance on 1 ...
John Furnevel 01/07/2007

This was a two platform station on a single track line. There was a goods yard to the south - a siding looped from the line served the second face of the westbound platform and there was a siding from this, served from the east.
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A view of the former station building from Yard entrance. ...
Brian Adam 23/07/2015
A view of the former station building from the yard entrance. ...
Brian Adam 23/07/2015
The former station building at Pittenweem viewed from the bridge. The view looks east. ...
Brian Adam //2016
Hard to know that this was once the local railhead. The motive power around Station Court, Pittenweem, closed in 1963, is a bit different 50 years on. ...
Andrew Wilson 07/09/2013

This was the junction between the Leven and East of Fife Railway of 1863 and the Anstruther and St Andrews Railway of 1883, both single track lines. With the extension the original Anstruther [1st] station became a goods yard on a short branch, replaced by Anstruther [2nd] which was to the north and a little further east.
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Looking east from the bridge at Anstruther Junction in 2015 towards the sites of the two stations. Straight ahead then slightly left for New, to the ...
Colin Miller 14/06/2015

This was the terminus of the Leven and East of Fife Railway in Anstruther Wester. After extension of the line to St Andrews [2nd] it became a goods only station, replaced by Anstruther [2nd] just to the north. The original line and new line met at Anstruther Junction, just to the west.
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Ex-LNER Thompson B1 No 61132 stands in the yard at Anstruther in August 1965. Photograph taken from the passing RCTS Fife Coast Railtour. ...
G W Robin 28/08/1965