THE STIRLING OBSERVER, AND MIDLAND COUNTIES ADVERTISER – JUNE 3, 1881
PROPOSED NEW RAILWAY BETWEEN ALLOW AND KIRKCALDY
An endeavour is presently being made to get the Caledonian Railway Company to construct a new line for passenger and goods traffic between Alloa and Kirkcaldy.
Plans have been prepared of the undertaking with a view to their presentation to the railway company, who are said to be favourable to the scheme. Starting in connection with the new bridge at Alloa, the proposed railway will touch en route at Kennetpans, KIncardine, Culross, Cairneyhill, Crossford, Dunfermline, Crossgates and Auchtertool.
The Fife coal-owners are taking considerable interest in the concern, and it is also proposed to construct a 17-acre tidal harbour at Kirkcaldy, and ultimately to continue the railway to Leven should anything like adequate support be given.
The proposed new railway line is not nearly as circuitous as the present North British. In the case of Dunfermline alone, the distance from it to Kirkcaldy will be loosened by 12 miles.