Alloa Marshalling Yard

Location type


Name and dates

Alloa Marshalling Yard (1957-1987)

Opened on the Alloa Marshalling Yard (British Railways).


This was a large marshalling yard between Alloa and Cambus. Also known as Alloa New Yard and Alloa New Marshalling Yard.

This yard of twenty sidings was located to the west of Alloa and east of Cambus. It was to the south side of the main line and had a connection to the line to Alloa Bridge (the swing bridge). A watertower existed to the east end of the site. The yard was progressively cut back from the 1970s until closure in 1987 when the loop at Cambus came into use allowing traffic to Cambus Distillery and Glenochil Yeast to be run round in the former station area. After closure Cambus was the end of the line from Stirling.

The yard was probably established here due to a number of developments. The NCB opened new collieries Glenochil Mine (served by the branch from Cambus), Bogside Mine (on the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway) and Dollar Mine (on the Devon Valley Railway). Kincardine Power Station opened. It created a modern centralised marshalling yard for the area.

A planned locomotive depot was never built.


Marshalling Yard


Alloa New Yard Alloa New Marshalling Yard

Chronology Dates

11/09/1954Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
New marshalling proposed to the west of Alloa, Alloa Marshalling Yard.