Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby glencairn » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:53 pm

Mountain wrote:Umm. A few changes happening there.


Not many, Mountain.

I have been fascinated by the railway lines in The Kingdom of Fife for a little while. The line from Ladybank to Perth is a bit of a favourite. When I built my layout running diesels, this line was chosen. Unable to find a 'real' station suitable to build, Glencairn Scholarsgate was chosen. The problem of choosing that name was me believing Glencairn could be in Fife, when really it is a family estate near Lybster, Caithness

When reading about the Edinburgh & Northern Railway, the line from Ladybank towards Perth was built to a temporary terminus (in Dec. 1847) at Glenburnie. In May 1848 the line was extended, finally reaching Hilton Junction (and Perth),

In 1906 after many months, even years of planning etc., work on The Newburgh & North Fife Railway began. This line started from Glenburnie Junction, across North Fife to St. Fort (between the Tay Bridge and Leuchars). The line closed in 1964.

Here endeth the History Lesson. :lol:

The model -----

Using modeller's license, Glenburnie Station was rebuilt on the Newburgh & North Fife section. As Glenburnie grew to a small town it survived the closure in 1964, becoming a terminus station A short spur was built to Sovereign Street to tap into the businesses there. Because of uncertainties of the line closing, the downgrading of the Ladybank to Perth section, the area is a little overgrown and unkempt. The services operated are described in the introduction on page 1 and have not changed (yet).

Back to the History Lesson ---

There is advanced talks of upgrading the line from Ladybank to Perth as it would increase journey times etc. Maybe, just maybe, Glenburnie will have a station again.

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby glencairn » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:56 pm

A few personal challenges of late, so not much going on. A couple of old photos to see.

A bsy time at Glenburnie.
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Birds on the roof.
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Is it an eagle?
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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby Mountain » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:59 pm

I had one of those DMU's in blue. It was purchased by a modeller who lives in the USA. I have not seen him online recently. I hope he is ok.

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby glencairn » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:13 pm

Mountain wrote:I had one of those DMU's in blue. It was purchased by a modeller who lives in the USA. I have not seen him online recently. I hope he is ok.


I think I know who you mean. I haven't heard from him on other sites either.

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby Dublo » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:50 pm

The last time I spoke to him was Feb 18th when he sent me a link to his latest videos.

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby glencairn » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:21 pm

Due to the reprieve from the Beeching cuts the diesel shed is getting a bit of a revamp. The start of some hard standing.

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Meanwhile services continue. A DMU about to depart
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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby glencairn » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:02 pm

As mentioned before, the diesel shed has been reprieved. Work has started in cutting back the long grass. It will take a long time. I do not like things 'prim and proper'. :D

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby Dublo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:07 pm

Hi glencairn.
Great set of photos there, love the fifty shades of green.

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby glencairn » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:24 pm

Thanks Dublo.

I have a lot more to do spruce up the greenery etc..

Wyndham Farm field has had a bit of a makeover. Fluffy the cat is still prowling the fence.
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Fluffy should be looking after her kitten, Suki. The kitten is beside the track.
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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby GeraldH » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:09 am

Love the vegetation and the wildlife. Keep up the good work :) .
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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby glencairn » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:58 pm

GeraldH wrote:Love the vegetation and the wildlife. Keep up the good work :) .


Thanks, GeraldH. Glad you like it.

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby glencairn » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:26 pm

I acquired some plants today.

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby glencairn » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:40 pm

More plants planted. A large ball of purple flowers £2. 49p in the 'Easter Display' in our local shop. I hope they get other colours.

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby glencairn » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:03 pm

More planting. Tiny yellow, white and red plants. at Glenburnie Station.

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And the same around the diesel shed.

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Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Postby Itsonlyme » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:15 pm

Great looking layout, I can see a lot of work had gone into it!


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