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]( Collapse )