South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)

Introduction

This line is closed.





Dates

01/07/1853South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa Junction to South Alloa opened. Ferry used to cross the River Forth to Alloa.
11/08/1879Alloa Railway
Authorised to build a line from the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway), a swing bridge over the River Forth and line into Alloa.
27/04/1883Caledonian RailwayNorth British RailwayAlloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Raiwlay)
North British Railway given running powers over the Alloa Railway and South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway) from Alloa to Greenhill Junction on payment of £3000 annually to the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1958Airth Colliery
The National Coal Board starts sinking a new mine by Airth station on the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway).
29/01/1968Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa (Alloa West Junction) to Larbert (Alloa Junction) closed to passengers. Railbuses cease crossing the Alloa Bridge.
01/04/1978Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Throsk to Dunmore Junction to Alloa Junction closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This junction was between the Scottish Central Railway of 1848 and its South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway) of 1852. The branch was approached from the south, from Larbert.
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View from 'Scottish Rambler No 3' on 30 March 1964, on the leg from Dunfermline Lower to Denny via Alloa Swing Bridge. The special is about to pass A4 ...
John Robin 30/03/1964
Alloa jct from the air looking to Longannet in 1969. The junction is bottom centre and the M9 now crosses the railway at this point. ...
John Robin 23/08/1969

Originally this was a single platform station on the east side of a single track line. There was a level crossing at the north end and a short goods siding at the south end on the east side, approached from the north.
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'Scottish Rambler No 3' stands at Airth on 30 March 1964 behind preserved NB 4-4-0 no 256 Glen Douglas. See image 24901. ...
K A Gray 30/03/1964
Airth signalbox Looking towards Alloa Junction. ...
John Robin 30/03/1964
NB 256 en route from Alloa to Bonnybridge Canal. ...
John Robin 30/03/1964
An impressive looking 256 Glen Douglas during a photostop at Airth with Scottish Rambler No 3 on 30 March 1964. ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 30/03/1964

This was a double track junction with the signal box on the west side. It opened in 1885 when the Alloa Railway extended the South Alloa Branch (Caledonian Railway) to Alloa (Alloa West Junction and Alloa Goods [CR] over the Alloa Bridge. The terminus at South Alloa closed to passengers.
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