Kingskettle

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Kingskettle (1847-1967)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station with the northern part of the platforms partly over Station Road.

The approach to the northbound platform was by a beautiful sweeping curved stone staircase which remains, although bricked off.

There was a compact goods yard on the west side, approached by reversing from the north. The signal box was on the east side of the line opposite the goods yard.

The box closed in 1965 and station in 1967. The railway remains open here.

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map




Dates

17/09/1847Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Opened from Burntisland to Lindores and Cupar. Stations at Burntisland [1st], Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy, Sinclairtown, Dysart, Thornton, Markinch, Falkland Road, Kingskettle, Ladybank, Collessie, Lindores [1st], Springfield and Cupar.
01/01/1917Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Sinclairtown, Halbeath, Kingskettle closed.
01/05/1919Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Sinclairtown, Halbeath, Kingskettle re-opened.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

Burntisland: Fife's Railway Port (Locomotion papers)

Fife's Last Days of Steam

Fife's Lost Railways

Railways of Fife

The Railways of Fife