Bogside Fife

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Bogside [S and DR] (1850-1933)
Bogside Fife (1933-1958)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station on the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway. There were sidings on the north side, latterly gunpowder sidings served from the east. The platforms were to the east. The station house was to the north of the eastbound platform and still exists. (The 1895 OS map shows this was also the local post office.)

The box closed in 1973 when the line was singled. The line west to Kincardine Junction closed in 1980. Bogside remained open for gunpowder traffic to Muirside Depot (Caldside Plantation). The line east closed to Oakley (Fife) in 1982.

To the east a short line, approached from the west, served Bogside Colliery.

The trackbed is now a cyclepath and the signal box remains standing. This signal box is a superb example of an older style of signal box which exists in very few places in Scotland. A derelict waiting room also survives on the westbound platform.

Tags

Station signal box terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map




Dates

13/09/1958Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Bogside Fife and East Grange stations closed.