South Alloa

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Alloa [1st] (1853-1854)
South Alloa (1854-1885)

Opened on the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway).

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This was the terminus of the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway).

A ferry operated from the pier here to Alloa Harbour. The railway took control of this ferry after reaching South Alloa, this passing to the Caledonian Railway who later replaced it with the Alloa Railway.

This was a single platform station, platform to the west of a rounding loop. A cattle dock was to the south.

There were a number of sidings and piers here as South Alloa was a depot for timber used for pit props, largely imported.

The station closed with the opening of the Alloa Railway over Alloa Bridge giving the Caledonian Railway direct access to [Alloa]]. Closure to goods was in 1950.

Little remains of the station today.

07/07/2018

Tags

Terminus station

External links

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




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South Alloa
Alloa Ferry
Alloa [2nd]
Alloa
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Sauchie
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Alloa Glass Works
Alloa Harbour
Alloa Wet Dock
Kelliebank Glass Works
Forth Shipbuilding Yard
Alloa Goods [CR]
Kelliebank Bottling Stores
Forthbank Pit
Alloa Shed [CR]
Alloa Goods [NBR]
Craigward Malthouse
Bass Crest Brewery
Iron Foundry
Eglinton Bottling Stores
Weirs Pumps
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.