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The effects of a controlled explosion at Longannet Power Station were felt across parts of Fife and Falkirk district.
(Permalink) Longannet Power Station


Longannet Power Station: Coal - swallower extraordinaire. Longannet power station looking south towards the Forth in June 2005. Longannet consumes approximately 10,000 tonnes of coal per day, mainly delivered by rail from Hunterston import terminal. It has an installed capacity of 2,400 megawatts, making it the third largest coal-fired power station in Europe after Belchatow, Poland and Drax, North Yorkshire.
John Furnevel 13/06/2005

The scheduled demolition of the former Longannet Power Station is just days away and residents can expect higher than normal noise levels and rising dust.
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Longannet Power Station: Coal - swallower extraordinaire. Longannet power station looking south towards the Forth in June 2005. Longannet consumes approximately 10,000 tonnes of coal per day, mainly delivered by rail from Hunterston import terminal. It has an installed capacity of 2,400 megawatts, making it the third largest coal-fired power station in Europe after Belchatow, Poland and Drax, North Yorkshire.
John Furnevel 13/06/2005

The scheduled demolition of the former Longannet Power Station is imminent and residents have been warned to expect higher than normal noise levels and rising dust.
(Permalink) Grangemouth Longannet Power Station

Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway line requires a major programme of renewal work - just five years after it opened at a cost of £85m.
Network Rail say some sections of the 13-mile track require work to cope with coal train traffic.
Although the cost of the upgrade has yet to be determined, some sources say the final bill could be as much as £17m.
Work on the line started in 2005 and it was opened in 2008, allowing passengers to travel by train between Stirling and Alloa for the first time in 40 years and coal trains to journey between Hunterston and Longannet Power Station, at Kincardine.
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Alloa West Junction: 170 477 with the 1041 service to Glasgow Queen Street on 19 November passing Alloa Cricket Club with Dumyat Hill dominating the background.
Bill Roberton 19/11/2008


Alloa: A train from Glasgow via Stirling arrives at Alloa station on 19 May 2008, the first day of public service on the recently reopened line.
Ewan Crawford 19/05/2008


Kincardine: EWS 66083 passes below Kincardine Bridge on 5 April 2008, hauling the first coal train from Hunterston Import Terminal to use the newly reopened line between Stirling and Longannet power station. In the right background a freighter standing off Longannet Point is about to enter Grangemouth docks.
John Furnevel 05/04/2008

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