NT2697 : Thornton Depot

taken 37 years ago, near to Cluny, Fife, Great Britain

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Thornton Depot
Thornton Depot
The Railfreight Depot opened in 1956, in anticipation of increased coal traffic from nearby Rothes Colliery, simultaneously replacing the cramped sidings of Thornton Junction. Sadly there were geological problems at the colliery and the new coal failed to materialise.

A line-up of class 20 locomotives with 20205 to the fore stands in the depot between duties. They were extensively used in pairs on the many coal trains from other collieries in the area. Since this image was taken most class 20's have been withdrawn and the depot now has a two track shed covering the fuelling area in this photo (nearest track and track out of shot on the right).
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Date Taken
November 1980   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2633 9706 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:9.6298N 3:11.2633W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2627 9707
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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