Mawcarse

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Mawcarse (1858-1890)
Mawcarse Junction (1890-1962)
Mawcarse (1962-1964)

Opened on the Fife and Kinross Railway.
Opened on the Glenfarg Line (North British Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station.

On opening, there was a level crossing at the east end. There was a loop.

The station was rebuilt in 1890 when the Forth Bridge Railway and Glenfarg Line opened, part of the upgrade of the Edinburgh Waverley to Perth upgrade. The road was lifted onto a bridge over the railway, just to the east of the former level crossing.

The line was doubled to the west and the new Glenfarg Line struck north from the junction, the Ladybank route remained single track, becoming single track immediately east of the junction.

The main station building was on the southbound platform.

The actual point of junction was east of the station, and road bridge.

There was a goods yard on the north side of the line, served from the west. There was a siding for a saw mill.

With the reconstruction a signal box opened. This was east of the station at the junction and on the south/east side of the line.

The line to Ladybank closed to passengers in 1950. The western portion of this to Auchtermuchty closed altogether in 1964/5 when the signal box closed. The station closed in 1964. The railway closed completely in 1970.

The station is largely obliterated today, although the road bridge and goods loading bank remain. The platforms were removed in the early 1980s.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map



Dates

06/06/1950Fife and Kinross Railway
Ladybank (excluded) to Mawcarse Junction (excluded) closed to passengers.
13/06/1964Fife and Kinross Railway
Mawcarse station closed to passengers.
05/10/1964Fife and Kinross Railway
Auchtermuchty to Mawcarse Junction (excluded) closed to freight.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland