West Wemyss

Location type

Station


Name and dates

West Wemyss (1881-1949)

Opened on the Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway.


Description

This is a closed station, some way north of West Wemyss itself. At its height there was a passing loop and two platforms, the northern of which was a loading bank. The signal box was at the east end of the station.

When first opened the loading bank was approached from the west, then looped and finally approached from the east.

The platforms remain and the location is overgrown.

To the east of the station was Wemyss Colliery Duncan Pit which was reached by reversal from the station until the Wemyss Private Railway was extended west to the pit. This became an exchange point between the systems which was later severed.

The two lines ran parallel eastwards towards Wemyss Castle station.


Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map