West of Fife Mineral Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed. It formed a network of lines to the north of Dunfermline.






Dates

14/07/1856[West of Fife Mineral Railway]
Act of incorporation passed.
01/08/1861[West of Fife Mineral Railway][Charlestown Railway] and Harbour CompanyWest of Fife Railway and Harbour Company
West of Fife Mineral Railway merged with Charlestown Railway to create the West of Fife Railway and Harbour Company.
29/07/1862[West of Fife Mineral Railway][North British Railway]
West of Fife Railway absorbed by the North British Railway.
  /  /1971[West of Fife Mineral Railway]
RNSD Lathalmond closed.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Whitemyre to Steelend

Opened 1858.

Dunfermline, Whitemyre Junction looking west. The West of Fife Mineral Railway diverged to the right here, its formation lies directly behind the ...
Mark Poustie 23/09/2006
Looking west from Lundin Road bridge, a little to the west of the the former Whitemyre Junction, along the Stirling & Dunfermline Railway. With the ...
Bill Roberton //1985
Looking west along the trackbed of the Stirling - Dunfermline line at the former Whitemyre Junction, where the West of Fife Mineral Railway branched ...
Bill Roberton 27/06/2008

Chance discovery of the remains of an old water tower near the site of Elgin Junction, north of Dunfermline, where once the Elgin Railway met the West ...
Bill Roberton 07/03/2008





Looking east at the site of Gask Junction in February 2012 with the line to Steelend behind the camera. The Gask branch ran to the left of the hut ...
Grant Robertson 12/02/2012
A little south of Gask Junction on the West of Fife Mineral Railway's Lethans No1 branch, and adjacent to the A823, are the remains of Lochend Siding, ...
Bill Roberton 11/03/2012


This was a small goods station, a loop on the north side of the line with a loading bank. To the west was a railway cottage which still stands. The line crossed by a level crossing as it ran west to Steelend Colliery. To the east it ran to Gask Junction and on to Lilliehill Junction.
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Looking west along the B914 to the site of Steelend Goods Station in January 2012. The gate at left looks substantial enough to be a railway gate ...
Bill Roberton 30/01/2012
A little to the south of Steelend Goods Station itself is the site of the exchange sidings that once served Bandrum Colliery, located just over a mile ...
Bill Roberton 30/01/2012





Townhill to Lilliehill

Incorporating portions of the old Townhill Waggonway.

66021 takes a train of empties out of Halbeath sidings and heads south for the Forth Bridge in June 2006. ...
John Furnevel /06/2006
150258 passes the future site of Dunfermline Queen Margaret Station in April 1992. On the right is the stump of the Dunfermline Upper/Kincardine ...
Bill Roberton 15/04/1992





Lilliehill to Lassodie

Opened 1858 as far as Kingseat, 1862 beyond to Lassodie Mill.









Lethans Branch

Opened 1907.

This colliery was north of Knock Hill. It was served by a railway from the east, which came north from Steelend Goods.
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Gask Branch

Opened 1858. Noted for the Lathalmond depot.

Looking east at the site of Gask Junction in February 2012 with the line to Steelend behind the camera. The Gask branch ran to the left of the hut ...
Grant Robertson 12/02/2012
A little south of Gask Junction on the West of Fife Mineral Railway's Lethans No1 branch, and adjacent to the A823, are the remains of Lochend Siding, ...
Bill Roberton 11/03/2012

This was a railway served Royal Naval Stores Depot established in the Second World War.
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Lassodie to Kelty

Completed by the North British Railway, (who took over the line in 1862), in 1863 to connect the system to the yards at Kelty.



This was a six way junction immediately north of Kelty station.
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