Bo'ness train station
|Bo'ness Railway Station|
Bo'ness Railway Station
|City / municipality||Bo'ness|
|Part of the country||Scotland|
|List of train stations in the United Kingdom|
The Bo'ness Station is a railway station in the north of the Scottish city of Bo'ness in the Council Area Falkirk . In 1987 the complex was included in the Scottish List of Monuments in the highest category A.
The station opened in the 1850s as the terminus of the Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway . It was designed as a freight yard and mainly served the handling of coal from Slamannan, about 15 km away, to ships in the Firth of Forth . Later it was also used to transport people. Towards the end of the 1970s, the Scottish Railway Preservation Society took over the now abandoned station and set up its headquarters there. In the years that followed, the facility was expanded to include numerous buildings from other historic train stations in Scotland. A museum was set up. The Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway between Bo'ness and Manuel operates according to a timetable, except in the winter months. Between Birkhill and Manuel, it crosses the Avon on the listed Avon Viaduct .
The engine shed dates from the 1840s and was previously installed at Edinburgh Haymarket station. In 1984 he was shipped to Bo'ness. However, the building was shortened and only eight of the former twelve vertical window axes are left. Ornate cast iron pillars with capitals support the slate roof. The station building dates from 1887 in the village of Wormit in Fife . In addition to the ticket offices, the wooden structure also houses shops and toilets. The slate urinal in the men's room comes from Bathgate .
The mechanical signal system is controlled from a signal box of the Caledonian Railway . The elongated, wooden building rests on a red brick foundation and ends with a hipped roof . The pedestrian crossing, which consists of a cast iron grid structure, was once in use on the Highland Main Line . It comes from Murthly train station , north of Perth . The office of the small, elongated warehouse is lit by gas lamps. The timber structure with hipped roof comes from the Upper Station in Dunfermline . In the outer courtyard there is a gas lamp post from Falkirk , a crane from Musselburgh and a turntable from Leith . The water runs from the cast iron water tank through underground pipes to the tapping point. He comes from the port of Grangemouth .
- Listed Building - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .
- Information from the Scottish Railway Preservation Society
- Network presence of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society
- Entry for Bo'ness Station in Canmore, Historic Environment Scotland database