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.
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.