Kirkland Yard

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Kirkland Yard

Opened on the Kirkland Yard and Leven Dock to Methil Line Widening (North British Railway).


This large yard was associated with the expansion of the docks at Methil, particularly the opening of Methil Dock No 3, and the expansion of the lines between the former Leven Railway and the Methil docks.

The yard had been reduced to a single line by the time the Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society choose the site as their base, the Fife Heritage Railway Centre. The track here was brought from the former Lammerlaws Yard at Burntisland, lifted in 2005.


Yard Sidings

Chronology Dates

  /12/1908Leven Dock Railway
Line from Kirkland Yard to Methil Docks quadrupled.
  /12/1972Leven Railway
Thornton Junction to Kirkland Yard singled

News items

21/08/2023Historic test train gets new lease of life in Fife [Network Rail]