Kelty South Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Kelty South Junction (1890-1967)

Opened on the Kinross-shire Railway.

Opened on the Kelty to Cowdenbeath (North British Railway).


Description

The single track Kinross-shire Railway opened here in 1860, a line from Lumphinnans Central Junction to Kinross. The junction was formed in 1890 when Kelty to Cowdenbeath (North British Railway) as part of the preparations for the opening of the Forth Bridge. The original line northwards from the junction was doubled.

The line from Lumphinnans doubled just before the junction. Lumphinnans Nos 11 and 12 Collieries was a little further south east going towards Lumphinnans. The signal box was located in the 'V' of the junction. Northwards from the junction were loops on either side on the approach to Kelty station.

The route to Lumphinnans closed in 1967 and the box closed. The remaining line from Cowdenbeath to Kelty closed in 1972 (north from Kelty it closed in 1970.

The location had been landscaped since line closure.


Tags

Junction