This loading pad opened in 2012 for loading of opencast coal which was extracted, by opencast, at the site of the former Earlseat Colliery, to the south. A loop was laid on the south side of the former Leven Railway railway 2/3 of a mile north east of Thornton North Junction. The site was just south of the former Balgonie Colliery Julian Pit bing.
The siding was only used briefly and has been taken out. The opencast closed.
Thornton Junction [W&BR]
Glenrothes with Thornton
| Balgonie Colliery Julian Pit|
Thornton North Signal Box [2nd]
Balgonie Colliery Lochtyside Pit
Thornton North Junction
Thornton East Junction
Thornton Shed [1st]
Thornton South Junction
Thornton West Junction [1st]
Thornton Wagon Works
Wellesley Colliery Duncan Pit
Thornton West Junction
Fife Railway Wagon Works
Wellesley Colliery Lady Lilian Pit
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /2012||Leven Railway|
New Earlseat Loading Pad opens for opencast coal.