Invertiel Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Invertiel Junction (1896-1960)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.

Opened on the Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway).


Description

This was the junction between the 1847 Edinburgh and Northern Railway and the Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway) opened in 1896. Both lines were double track although the newer line became single track as it struck off west of the junction. Approach was from the south.

The signal box was in the 'V' of the junction, in line with the main line.

The box closed in 1963. The branch had closed in 1960.

A little was west of the junction a harbour branch had been intended from the branch line. This would pass under the main line. This was abandoned during construction as the harbour site was too exposed. However, the line was later laid in as the Seafield Siding, serving a tip.


Tags

Junction

Nearby stations
Kirkcaldy
Victoria Road Maltings
Victoria Cabinet Works
Dunniker Coach Works
Kinghorn
Sinclairtown [1st]
Kinghorn Tunnel
Sinclairtown [2nd]
Dysart
Burntisland [1st]
Burntisland
Glenrothes with Thornton
Cardenden
West Wemyss
Thornton Junction

Other railway and industry locations
Invertiel Junction
Invertiel Viaduct
Seafield Branch Junction
Clay Pit?
Seafield Colliery
Pottery
Tyrie Bleach Works
Seafield Harbour
Seafield GF
Kirkcaldy Harbour Junction
Kirkcaldy Harbour
Victoria Stone Dressing Siding
Kirkcaldy Corporation Tramways Power Station
East Bridge Flour Mills
Tourist/other
Beveridge Park
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.