Thornton North Signal Box [2nd]

Location type


Name and dates

Thornton North Signal Box [2nd] (1902-1969)

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

Opened on the Leven Railway.
Opened on the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.


This signal box was on the northern approaches to Thornton North Junction.

The box was between the main line north and Leven [2nd] branch. It was in line with the main line. It opened in 1902 and Thornton North box, to the south at Thornton North Junction, was renamed Thornton Station.

The Leven [2nd] branch was doubled in 1910.

The box closed in 1969, around the same time that Thornton Junction station closed.


Signal box 09/06/2019


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