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 was the western apex of the triangle of lines formed with Thornton North Junction and Thornton South Junction.
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This station was rebuilt several times due to subsidence.
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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
Interesting display at Thornton on 23 August 2008, a tribute to, among other things, its railway heritage. ...
David Panton 23/08/2008




Thornton Shed

This was the western apex of the triangle of lines formed with Thornton North Junction and Thornton South Junction.
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This station was rebuilt several times due to subsidence.
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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
Interesting display at Thornton on 23 August 2008, a tribute to, among other things, its railway heritage. ...
David Panton 23/08/2008