NO5107 : Once a railway embankment

taken 9 years ago, near to Lochty, Fife, Great Britain

Once a railway embankment
Once a railway embankment
Now just a farm track, this was once the final section of a goods-only branch railway built about 1898 that ran from Leven to Lochty serving coal mines and agriculture. It was closed in 1965 but this section was resurrected in 1967 when railway enthusiasts relaid about a mile of track, one pair of points and one line leading into a shed that housed their steam locomotive 'Number 9'. The other line led to the old loading bank which was used as a platform. Most summer Sundays, the locomotive was fired up and ran up and down this short stretch of track for the benefit of the enthusiasts and the many photographers and public spectators who came to watch. But this all came to an end when Lochty Private Railway closed in 1992. For some photos of locomotives on the Lochty line see [[LinkExternal link]]
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 March, 2009
Category
Railway (dismantled)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 519 076 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:15.5561N 2:46.6228W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 518 076
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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