Rumbling Bridge (New)

The through station at Rumbling Bridge was opened when the Devon Valley Railway was extended westwards towards Dollar and Tillicoultry, leaving the old station on a short branch. The new station had two slightly-staggered platforms and a large signal box. A goods yard located on the 'down' side of the station. Today the site is largely occupied by housing, with an access road along the former trackbed from the south end. The 'up' platform remains intact.


Ex-NBR Class K (LNER Class D34) 4-4-0 No. 62490 Glen Fintaig leaves Rumbling Bridge Station with a southbound Devon Valley line train on 8th October, 1957. The locomotive entered service as NBR No. 502 in May 1920, became LNER No. 9502 in 1923, was renumbered 2490 in 1946, and was withdrawn as BR No. 62490 in February 1959. [Stuart Sellar]

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Dollar

Dollar Station consisted of a single platform with a passing-loop to its east. A short way to the east was the Dollar Mine, which provided coal for Kincardine Power Station and kept the line open from Alloa to Dollar for some years after it had closed to passenger traffic. Today, the platform remains but the buildings have been demolished.


Ex-LNER Class D11 4-4-0 No. 62684 'Wizard of the Moor' heads a northbound Devon Valley line train at Dollar Station on 8th October, 1957. The locomotive entered service as LNER No. 6391 in October 1924, was renumbered 2684 in 1946 and was withdrawn as BR No. 62684 in October 1959. [Stuart Sellar]

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Tillicoultry

The Devon Valley Railway made an end-on connection with the Stirling & Dunfermline Railway's Tillicoultry Branch immediately to the east of that railway's Tillicoultry Station.


Mileage sign seen a short way to the east of the site of the old station in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, 25th July, 2012. [Michael Laing]

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Timetables


Table 28 of the BR Scottish Region Passenger Timetable covering Glasgow to Alloa, Dollar, Kinross Junction and Perth services, commencing 12th September, 1960. The sparsity of the service is evident, particularly as as the services maked 'S' ran on Saturdays only. [David Panton/British Railways]