Dalmeny Junction

Location type

Junction

Names and dates

Dalmeny North Junction (1890-1966)
Dalmeny Junction (1966-)

Station code: DMJ National Rail
Opened on the Forth Bridge Railway.
Opened on the Forth Bridge Connecting Lines (North British Railway).

Description

This junction is south of Dalmeny station. Lines from Edinburgh (Saughton Junction) and the west (Winchburgh Junction) meet before passing through Dalmeny station and crossing the Forth Bridge.

The signal box was to the east of the junction.

A little to the south the Edinburgh route joined the South Queensferry Branch (North British Railway) at Dalmeny South Junction before leaving it a little further to the south to continue to Saughton Junction. The older line had been doubled through this joint section (this section had contained Dalmeny [1st] station. It continued north from Dalmeny South Junction round the rear of the Dalmeny North Junction box to South Queensferry [1st]. To the south it continued to Ratho (Low Level).

The box was renamed Dalmeny Junction on closure of Dalmeny South Junction signal box in 1925.

The Ratho route closed in 1966 and the South Queensferry [1st] route closed in 1968. The junction was renamed Dalmeny Junction.

The signal box closed in 1979, taken over by the Edinburgh Signalling Centre.

The Winchburgh Junction fork has been modified to create a single lead junction. To the north the line to the south end of Dalmeny is a quadrupled track line.

Tags

Junction
05/10/2019




Dates

14/01/1929South Queensferry Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
South Queensferry [1st] to Dalmeny Junction closed to passengers.
22/09/1930South Queensferry Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Ratho (Low level) to Kirkliston to Dalmeny Junction closed to passengers.
06/11/1967South Queensferry Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
South Queensferry [1st] to Dalmeny Junction closed to freight.
01/01/1973Forth Bridge Connecting Lines
Dalmeny Junction to Winchburgh Junction closed to passengers.

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.)

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