Dalmeny

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Forth Bridge [Station] (1890-1890)
Dalmeny (1890-)

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

Station code: DAM National Rail ScotRail
Where: City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Opened on the Forth Bridge Railway.
Open on the Fife Circle.
Open on the Edinburgh to Perth.
Open on the Edinburgh to Dundee.

Description

This is a two platform station located just south of the Forth Bridge on its southern approach embankment. It was briefly known as Forth Bridge when first opened (signs read 'Forth Bridge for South Queensferry'). The station retains several of its original buildings. The main station building, of typical North British Railway design, is on the northbound platform. A sandstone former station building is on the west side, at street level, on Station Road. Covered walkways formerly ran down to the road. Although the original southbound platform building has been lost a smaller modern structure which tones in with the rest of the station has been provided.

There is a car park on the west side of the station.

Just south of the station there are loops on either side of the line. Also at the south end is a maintenance depot and workshops on the east side, accessed from the south.

Dalmeny signal box was at the south end of the northbound platform. It closed in 1979, taken over by the Edinburgh Signalling Centre. There was a scissors cross over north of the station.

Tags

Station

Aliases

South Queensferry

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
05/10/2019




Dates

29/06/1979British Railways
£5 million contract to rationalise trackwork from Dalmeny to Cupar, Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath.
  /  /1981Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Signaling from Dalmeny to Cupar, Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath transferred to the new Edinburgh Signalling Centre.

Books


100 Years of the Forth Bridge

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

Battle for the North: The Tay and Forth Bridges and the 19th Century Railway Wars

Battle for the North: The Tay and Forth Bridges and the 19th-Century Railway Wars: The Building of the Tay and Forth Bridges and the 19th Century Railway Wars

Bridge Across the Century: Story of the Forth Bridge

Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

Forth Bridge: A Picture History

Forth Railway Bridge: A Celebration

Forth Railway Bridge: A Celebration

How They Built The Forth Railway Bridge A Victorian Magic Lantern Show

John Fowler, Benjamin Baker: Forth Bridge (Opus)

Steamers of the Forth: Ferry Crossings and River Sailings, Vol. 1

The Briggers: The Story of the Men Who Built the Forth Bridge

The Forth Bridge (Souvenir Guide) (Souvenir guides)

The Forth Bridge: A Picture History

The Forth Bridge: A Picture History

The Forth Bridges Through Time