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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See also
Elgin Railway
Kincardine and Dunfermline Railway (North British Railway)


68004 nears Charlestown Junction, having just passed the former Elbowend Junction, with the Grangemouth - Aberdeen Craiginches intermodal service, ...
Bill Roberton 06/12/2020
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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Edinburgh service runs out onto Bothwell Street Viaduct shortly after leaving Dunfermline Town station on 15 June. ...
Bill Roberton 15/06/2007
Coal empties from Longannet approaching Dunfermline Town off Woodmill Viaduct in the summer of 2002. The train is heading for Halbeath sidings, where ...
John Furnevel 29/08/2002
Curved masonary viaduct immediately south of Dunfermline Town station. ...
Brian Forbes 24/07/2007
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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
170402 enters Dunfermline Town with the 10.40 from Glenrothes with Thornton to Edinburgh on 9 November 2020. The platform on the left was formerly an ...
Bill Roberton 09/11/2020
The morning after Boxing Day. Dunfermline station from the north entrance on 27 December 2020. ...
Andy Furnevel 27/12/2020
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
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
Colas Rail 66847 coasts downhill between Dunfermline Queen Margaret and Dunfermline Town with the second of two (route learning?) trips from Stirling ...
Bill Roberton 18/06/2012
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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 13/06/2006
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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