Dunmore Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Dunmore Junction (1885-1950)

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

Description

This was a double track junction with the brick built N1 style signal box on the west side. It opened in 1885 when the Alloa Railway extended the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway) to Alloa (Alloa West Junction and Alloa Goods [CR] over the Alloa Bridge. The terminus at South Alloa closed to passengers.

The South Alloa line had been single track. The portion south to Alloa Junction was doubled. Just north of Dunmore Junction on the South Alloa route the route dropped down to a single track.

The route to South Alloa closed completely in 1950, save for a headshunt to reach a depot. The junction became a single lead, approaching a loop from which, by reversal, the depot was reached. The box closed in 1952 but a ground frame was installed. The box remained standing for many years afterwards (at least 1964).

The route to Alloa closed in 1968 to passengers and 1970 to goods. The line remained open for access to RNAD Bandeath until 1978.

Tags

Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
09/08/2020

Nearby stations
Throsk
Airth
South Alloa
Alloa Ferry
Plean
Alloa [1st]
Alloa
Alloa Junction
Cambus
Clackmannan and Kennet
Bannockburn
Clackmannan Road
Kilbagie
Kincardine
Blackgrange
Colliery
Alloa Bridge
Forth Bridge Signal Box
Forthbank 1,2
Forthbank Pit
Alloa Wet Dock
Alloa Glass Works
Kelliebank Glass Works
Forth Shipbuilding Yard
Eglinton Bottling Stores
Iron Foundry
Tourist/other
Carnock House
Dunmore Park
The Pineapple
Clackmannan Pier
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Dates

  /  /1884South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Permission granted to double the branch from Alloa Junction to Dunmore Junction.
01/10/1885Alloa Railway South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Line from Dunmore Junction to Alloa West Junction and swing bridge, Alloa Bridge opened. Caledonian Railway trains start to use Alloa [1st] station. Dunmore Junction to South Alloa closed to passengers. Alloa Goods [CR] opened.
13/07/1886South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa Junction to Dunmore Junction doubling completed.
01/04/1978Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Throsk to Dunmore Junction to Alloa Junction closed to freight.

Books


Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)