Inverkeithing South Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Inverkeithing South Junction (1890-)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway.
Opened on the Forth Bridge Railway.

Description

This junction is south of Inverkeithing station. Lines to the Forth Bridge and Rosyth Dockyard divide here. The signal box here closed in 1972, control being taken over by Inverkeithing Central Junction signal box.

The box was on the west side of the original 1877 line, located at the north of Inverkeithing [1st] station. On its west side were the goods yard lines and beyond that the main line to the Forth Bridge.

The original line south had been single track. From 1912 it also served Rosyth Dockyard. It was doubled in 1917.

The original line south was singled in 1964.

Just to the east, over the Keithing Burn, is the Boreland Road Bridge over the Halbeath Waggonway (opened ~1783 and largely closed 1867 with this portion converted to a railway for a brick works in 1877). The trackbed is now a footpath.

Tags

Junction




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