Edinburgh and Northern Railway

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Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 1855 – 29 July 1862
Successor North British Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Perth (SCR)
Tayport
Moncrieffe Tunnel
Leuchars (Old)
Hilton Junction
 
Tay Bridge
Lines (NBR)
Bridge of Earn
Leuchars
Abernethy
Dairsie
Newburgh
Cupar
Collessie
Springfield
Ladybank
Kingskettle
Falkland Road
Markinch
Thornton
Dunfermline
Branch (E&NR)
Dysart
Sinclairtown
Kirkcaldy
Kinghorn
Burntisland

The Edinburgh and Northern Railway was a Scottish railway company. It was authorised by Act of Parliament in 1845. It operated services between Burntisland, on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth, Perth and Tayport, with a junction at Ladybank. The company is often referred to by its later name of Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway.

On 27 July 1847, the company took over the Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway.[1]

The ferry from Burntisland to Granton was the world's first railway ferry. The service commenced on 3 February 1850.[1] Thomas Bouch designed the ferry loading mechanism.[2] The ferry was the Leviathan, and was designed by Thomas Grainger.[3] From Burntisland, Edinburgh and Northern Railway services connected to Perth and Tayport (ferry to Broughty Ferry for Dundee and Aberdeen).[4]

It became part of the North British Railway on 29 July 1862.

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  1. ^ a b Subterranea Britannica
  2. ^ Marshall (1989)
  3. ^ Shipway, J.S. (2004). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ RAILSCOT

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