Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
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A walk from Stirling to Alloa

Photos taken during a walk from Stirling to Alloa on 23rd June, 2005.


Southward view over Stirling Station from the Shore Road bridge, with the Stirling & Dunfermline lines on the left, two north-facing bay platforms in the centre and the Scottish Central lines on the right, 23rd June, 2005. At this time, the S&D lines through the station were only used occasionally to accommodate terminating trains or allow trains on the Scottish Central lines to be bypassed.


Northward view from the Shore Road bridge of the approaches to Stirling Station with the Scottish Central lines to Dunblane and Perth on the left and the then-disused Stirling & Dunfermline lines on the right, 23rd June, 2005. The S&D lines reopened on 19th May, 2008, and now carry hourly passenger trains from Glasgow Queen Street to Alloa, as well as heavy coal trains for Longannet Power Station which were formerly routed via the Forth Bridge.


The Wallace Monument viewed from Causewayhead Road, Causewayhead, 23rd June, 2005.


The Wallace Monument viewed from Causewayhead Road, Causewayhead, 23rd June, 2005.


Westward view along the then-disused Stirling to Alloa railway from the Ladysneuk Road level crossing near Causewayhead, Stirlingshire, 23rd June, 2005. Work was then in progress on rebuilding and reopening the line for passenger and coal traffic, but had been delayed by the discovery of old mine-workings adjacent to the route which had to be stabilised.


Eastward view along the then-disused Stirling to Alloa railway from the Ladysneuk Road level crossing near Causewayhead, Stirlingshire, 23rd June, 2005. Work was then in progress on rebuilding and reopening the line for passenger and coal traffic, but had been delayed by the discovery of old mine-workings adjacent to the route which had to be stabilised.


Highland cattle in a field near Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, 23rd June, 2005.


Southward view along the Menstrie Branch from the old A907 overbridge at Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, towards Cambus Junction on the now-reopened Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine line, 23rd June, 2005. The disused track, which was used until circa 1993 for grain traffic to a distillery at Menstrie, remained in situ but had probably deteriorated beyond useable condition by then.


Northward view along the Menstrie Branch from the now-bypassed old road bridge at Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, towards the new A907 overbridge, with the Ochil Hills beyond, 23rd June, 2005. The disused track, which was used until January 1995 for grain traffic to a distillery at Menstrie, remained in situ but had probably deteriorated beyond useable condition by then.


A stagnant pool by the A907 road near Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, in which can be seen tadpoles. 23rd June, 2005.


Westward view along the then-disused, now-reopened Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway from a footbridge on the western outskirts of Alloa, Clackmannanshire, 23rd June, 2005.


Eastward view towards Alloa, Clackmannanshire, along the then-disused, now-reopened Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway from a footbridge on the western outskirts of the town, 23rd June, 2005.


Westward view along the then-disused, now-reopened Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway from an overbridge in the west end of Alloa, Clackmannanshire, 23rd June, 2005.


Eastward view along the then-disused, now-reopened Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway towards the centre of Alloa, Clackmannanshire, from an overbridge in the west end of the town, 23rd June, 2005.


Westward view from an overbridge near the centre of Alloa, Clackmannanshire, along the then-disused, now-reopened Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway, 23rd June, 2005.


Westward view from the bridge over the site of the original station in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, along the then-disused, now-reopened Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway, 23rd June, 2005. The new station has been built a short distance to the east of this location, behind the camera. As in so many other places, the new station is cut off from the centre of the town by a dual-carriageway road, part of which can be seen in the top left of the picture.


Eastward view from the bridge over the site of the original station in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, along the then-disused, now-reopened Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway, 23rd June, 2005. The new station has been built a short distance to the east of this location, beyond the next overbridge, on the site of one the breweries that Alloa was formerly known for.


Shop sign in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, 23rd June, 2005. This really defies explanation. Did the sign-writer think an apostrophe is just a comma that has wandered a bit? Or that words generally have commas inserted in the middle of them?
Tags: alloa, alva railway, causewayhead, punctuation, scottish central railway, stirling & dunfermline railway, tullibody
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