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]

Thornton West Junction

Ex-North British Railway Class J (LNER Class D30) No. 62429 The Abbot comes round the curve from Thornton Junction Station and approaches Thonton West Junction with a Thornton to Dunfermline train, circa 1950. This locomotive entered traffic in October 1914 as NBR No. 420. It became LNER No. 9420 in 1923 and No. 2429 under the LNER's 1946 renumbering scheme, and was withdrawn as BR No. 62429 in August 1957. It is seen here in plain black livery with a BR smokebox numberplate, but retaining LNER-style cabside numerals and LNER on its tender. [W.J.V. Anderson/Rail Archive Stephenson]

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Cowdenbeath (1st)

Closed: 31st March, 1919.

A north-eastward view through the site of Cowdenbeath (1st) Station towards Lumphinnans in February 1960, showing the straight and direct alignment of the original Edinburgh & Northern Railway route through Cowdenbeath. The station closed on 31st March, 1919, but the line continued in use for trains between Dunfermline and Thornton which did not stop at the present Cowdenbeath Station. [W.A.C. Smith]

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