West of Fife Railway and Harbour






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This junction was formed when the Charlestown and Dunfermline Railway was met by the 1866 West of Fife Railway and Harbour. Both lines were single track and the signal box (dating from 1894) was in the ^V^ of the junction.
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Elgin Railway
Kincardine and Dunfermline Railway (North British Railway)


An SPT-liveried 170 approaches Charlestown Junction with Dunfermline^s skyline in the background.  A south to west chord has been proposed here, ...
Bill Roberton 16/08/2010
20137+20119 with a train from RNAD Crombie approaching Charlestown Junction in 1991, with the formerly rail-served gas works in the background.
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Bill Roberton //1991
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This is a double track fifteen section viaduct on a curve just west of Dunfermline Town station. There are 13 masonry arches, one ^blind arch^ and a girder. The viaduct is 435 ft long overall and 30 ft high.
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This is a two platform station with the main station building on the northbound platform. The building is a stone built single storey with a canopy over the entrance. A flat roofed platform canopy runs the full length of the building. Opposite is a modern brick shelter. There are car parks on either side of the station.
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The first SRPS ^The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders^ of August departs Dunfermline Town after a water stop. ...
Bill Roberton 06/08/2017
Climbing away from Dunfermline. ...
Bill Roberton 09/10/2016
Edinburgh bound 158732 on the eastern approach to Dunfermline Town station on 13 June.
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Bill Roberton 13/06/2011
Black Five 44871 arrives at Dunfermline Town with an SRPS excursion to Tweedbank on 4th August 2019.
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Mark Poustie 04/08/2019
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This junction opened in 1890 with the Forth Bridge to allow a Edinburgh Waverley - Stirling service via Oakley. The north end of the new curve was at Touch North Junction.
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Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Memories of Touch South Junction. This plate is on a bridge between Dunfermline Town and Dunfermline Queen Margaret. ...
John Yellowlees 17/05/2019
Colas 56087 coasting downhill from the former Touch South Junction, Dunfermline, with the 6N72 Linkswood - Grangemouth empty tanks on 19 March ...
Bill Roberton 19/03/2014
158 725 with a Fife Outer Circle service passes the site of Touch South Junction on 11 December 2008. This is the point where the direct line from the ...
Bill Roberton 11/12/2008
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This is a relatively new two platform station built to serve the expanding town of Dunfermline and its Queen Margaret Hospital. There is a car park on the north side.
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Exotic stock (for West Fife) attracts the attention of customers awaiting an Edinburgh service at Queen Margaret on 27 August 2020. The CrossCountry ...
David Panton 27/08/2020
A Fife Circle line train calls at Dunfermline^s Queen Margaret station in May 2005. Located on the eastern edge of Dunfermline, the station was opened ...
John Furnevel 11/05/2005
170 476 pulls into Dunfermline Queen Margaret on 20 September with a Cowdenbeath service. ...
David Panton 20/09/2008
66746 nears Dunfermline Queen Margaret with the Edinburgh - Keith ^Royal Scotsman^, the first trip of the year. 17 April. ...
Bill Roberton 17/04/2017
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The 1866 West of Fife Railway and Harbour, for Charlestown, met the 1849 Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway) at this junction. The location was just west of the Townhill Tramway route and Halbeath. Approach to the Charlestown line was from the east, the line running south west. The Dunfermline and Queensferry to the line to North Queensferry [1st] ...

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Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
West of Fife Mineral Railway
66021 takes a train of empties out of Halbeath sidings and heads south for the Forth Bridge in June 2006. ...
John Furnevel /06/2006
Townhill loops looking east in 1992. In the foreground is the stump of the West of Fife Mineral railway connection, latterly serving Townhill Power ...
Bill Roberton //1992
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
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