Edinburgh

Donibristle Halt

Opened:
Closed: 2nd November, 1959.


Formed of a 6-car DMU with a Metropolitan-Cammell (Class 101) 3-car set trailing, the 1.10pm Edinburgh Waverley to Dundee train passes northwards through the closed Donibristle Halt during March 1964. The adjacent Donibristle Industrial Estate was under development at the time and Donibristle Halt was ideally-situated to serve it, but the area was not served by rail until the opening of Dalgety Bay Station a short distance to the south on 27th March, 1998. [W.A.C. Smith]
Edinburgh

Burntisland (1890)

Opened: 2nd June, 1890.

Burntisland station is 6¾ miles from Inverkeithing Central Junction. The present through station replaced the original Edinburgh & Northern Railway terminus at Burntisland when the Forth Bridge and the connecting Aberdour Line opened in 1890. The original station building still stands, at a rather odd angle to the current station. A covered passageway, which has recently been removed, ran from the old station building facing Forth Place to the platforms of the present (1890) station. There are substantial docks by the station, built to cater for railway ferries to Granton on the opposite shore of the Firth of Forth prior to the building of the Forth Bridge, and for the export of coal.


Headed by ex-LNER Class A3 4-6-2 No. 60052 Prince Palatine, the Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen leg of the LNER Society LNER Pacific Tour crosses the viaduct over Harbour Place on the approach to Burntisland Station on 4th September, 1965. Full details of the railtour can be found here. [George Woods]

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Edinburgh

Inverkeithing Central Junction


Ex-LNER Class A2 4-6-2 No. 60532 BLUE PETER sweeps past Inverkeithing Central Junction on the main line from Kirkcaldy and Dundee with the 12.40pm Aberdeen to Edinburgh Waverley express on a hot and hazy afternoon in August 1959. This locomotive survives today and has passed this way in recent years hauling special trains. Blue Peter was a racehorse belonging to Lord Rosebery which won the 1939 Derby and 2000 Guineas. [W.A.C. Smith]

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