Longcarse Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Longcarse Junction

Opened on the Alloa Railway.


Description

This junction was north of the Alloa Swing Bridge.

This was initially the junction between the Caledonian Railway's Alloa Railway line running to the goods terminus near the harbour in Alloa and the connection to Alloa West Junction where the line joined the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway allowing use of Alloa [1st] station. The line to the goods yard was single track and that to the Alloa West was double.

British Railways opened, with the Alloa Marshalling Yard, a new curve allowing traffic to leave the yard and run south over the Alloa Swing Bridge. This curve was originally double track, reduced to single as the yard was progressively cut back.

After closure of the Alloa Swing Bridge the junction became a point of reversal for trains running from the yard to the former Caledonian Railway's goods station. The link to Alloa West Junction was lifted with the closure of Alloa Swing Bridge. The reversing spur, connection to the yard and line to the goods were all lifted around 1980.


Tags

Junction