Donibristle Siding

Behind this building, which appears to be an air-raid shelter, ran the line from Donibristle Junction to East Ness Jetty, Inverkeithing Bay, used to transport seaplanes to and from RNAS Donibristle (behind me) for storage and overhaul. It fell out of use after WWII. Immediately beyond that was Donibristle Halt on the main line, a little to the east of the current Dalgety Bay station. The halt, which closed with the airbase in 1959, was built of wood so unsurprisingly nothing remains on the ground see image 21502. One can guess why an air raid shelter was needed near, but not in, an airbase, but why between it another strategic target? [My thanks to Railscot visitor Colin Dawson for information on the East Ness line.]

Location: Donibristle Siding

Company: Aberdour Line (North British Railway)

Photographer: David Panton

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Date: 27/02/2009

Image number: 22750


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