Lumphinnans Central Junction


Ex-LNER Class D49 4-4-0 No. 62712 Morayshire passes Lumphinnans Central Junction with the 13.52 Thornton Junction to Dunfermline Lower train on 27th February, 1960. The line branching off to the left led to Kelty South Junction and was used by mineral trains, while the lines behind the train formed the original direct route to Dunfermline via Cowdenbeath Old. The train is taking the line via the centre of Cowdenbeath and Cowdenbeath New Station. The town of Lumphinnans lies out of sight beyond the hill in the right background. [W.A.C. Smith]

Dunfermline Shed


Ex-North British Railway Class A (LNER Class N15) 0-6-2T No. 527 is seen in almost-new condition on the turntable at Dunfermline Shed. This locomotive was one of a series of ten authorised by the NBR board in 1922 and built by Robert Stephenson & Co. in 1923. The builder's distinctive worksplate can be seen on the leading sandbox. No. 527 became BR No. 69204 in 1948. [J.L. Stevenson]

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Dunfermline Upper

Opened: 13th December, 1849.
Closed: 7th October, 1968.

This was the western terminus of the Dunfermline Branch of the Edinburgh & Northern Railway. The railway was extended westwards from here to Alloa and Stirling a short time later by the Stirling & Dunfermline Railway, which opened on 28th August, 1850. Dunfermline Upper Station consisted of two through platforms, a bypass line behind the 'up' platform and a bay platform at the west end of the 'down' platform. There was also a large goods yard with a two-road goods shed, a number of sidings and some loading banks at the east end of the station. The 'down' platform building was built in stone and had an extensive canopy with wooden ends and a glass roof. The 'up' platform buildings were built in timber and had a timber canopy.


Ex LMSR Class 4 2-6-4T No. 42690 departs from Dunfermline (Upper) Station. [Real Photographs]

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