West Wemyss (1881-1949)
Opened on the Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway.
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.
Thornton Junction [W&BR]
Glenrothes with Thornton
Other railway and industry locations
Wellesley Colliery Duncan Pit
Wellesley Colliery Lady Lilian Pit
Wellesley Colliery Lochhead Colliery
Thornton East Junction
Thornton South Junction
Wellesley Colliery Hugo Pit
Thornton Shed [1st]
Thornton North Junction
Thornton West Junction [1st]
Earlseat Loading Pad
Thornton Wagon Works
Scott^s Road Depot
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