Alloa Junction

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Alloa Junction (1862-1865)

Opened on the Scottish Central Railway.
Opened on the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway).

Description

This junction was between the Scottish Central Railway of 1848 and its South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway) of 1852. The branch was approached from the south, from Larbert.

This was briefly the site of a station between 1862 and 1865.

The main line was double track and branch originally single. A siding was on the west side of the branch at the junction, approached from the south.

The signal box was located in the ^V^ of the junction. To the north of the junction was a row of railway cottages.

The railway was extended from Dunmore Junction to Alloa West Junction in 1885. Alloa Junction to Dunmore Junction was doubled in 1886.

The box was replaced in 1892. The new brick built box was also in the ^V^ of the junction.

The branch closed to passengers in 1968 and was singled again in 1970, when the Alloa Bridge closed. Latterly used to approach RNAD Bandeath it closed altogether in 1978.

Tags

Junction station
09/08/2020


Dates

02/09/1850South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa Junction to South Alloa opened to goods and minerals.
01/07/1853South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa Junction to South Alloa opened to passengers. Ferry used to cross the River Forth to Alloa.
  /  /1884South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Permission granted to double the branch from Alloa Junction to Dunmore Junction.
13/07/1886South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa Junction to Dunmore Junction doubling completed.
29/01/1968Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa (Alloa West Junction) to Larbert (Alloa Junction) closed to passengers. Railbuses cease crossing the Alloa Bridge.
01/04/1978Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Throsk to Dunmore Junction to Alloa Junction closed to freight.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)