Thornton Junction

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 to keep the platform surface level. The station was not particularly convenient for the village which, along with the closure of the East Fife Line for which it was the junction, probably secured its demise. Thornton did become rail served again in 1992 when Glenrothes with Thornton station opened at the top of the Fife Circle. It is nearer the centre of the village, if nowhere near the centre of Glenrothes (or indeed the outskirts).

Location: Thornton Junction

Company: Edinburgh and Northern Railway

Photographer: David Panton

Make contact: David Panton

Image number: 32935

Tags: Totem
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