Thornton Junction Station to Thornton West Curve (North British Railway)

Introduction

This curve, built in 1888, allowed trains from the Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway) to access Thornton Junction station, which was becoming increasingly important with the opening of lines such as that to Buckhaven in 1881 and completion of the Fife Coast Railway via St Andrews [2nd] in 1883. A locomotive shed was built on the north side of the curve.



Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Station Approach



This station was rebuilt several times due to subsidence.
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Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Thornton Community Council commissioned this locomotive sculpture to recall the time when Station Road led to the village's station. The real Marquess ...
John Yellowlees 01/04/2016
Totem from Thornton Junction station which closed in 1969. So riddled was this area with mine workings that it is said that it was a constant battle ...
David Panton //
Black 5s 44871+45407 pass Thornton North Junction with The Cathedrals Express for Inverness on 10 May 2014. See image 47278 ...
Bill Roberton 10/05/2014
DRS 47501 brings up the rear of the Northern Belle on 14 September 2013 as it turns into the down loop alongside the site of Thornton Junction ...
Bill Roberton 14/09/2013
4 of 18 images. more





Thornton Shed





This station was rebuilt several times due to subsidence.
...

More details

See also
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Thornton Community Council commissioned this locomotive sculpture to recall the time when Station Road led to the village's station. The real Marquess ...
John Yellowlees 01/04/2016
Totem from Thornton Junction station which closed in 1969. So riddled was this area with mine workings that it is said that it was a constant battle ...
David Panton //
Black 5s 44871+45407 pass Thornton North Junction with The Cathedrals Express for Inverness on 10 May 2014. See image 47278 ...
Bill Roberton 10/05/2014
DRS 47501 brings up the rear of the Northern Belle on 14 September 2013 as it turns into the down loop alongside the site of Thornton Junction ...
Bill Roberton 14/09/2013
4 of 18 images. more