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Hugo Colliery Branch


This dilapidated gate at the west end of Coaltown of Wemyss once controlled the level crossing of the Wemyss High Road - the main road from Kirkcaldy to Buckhaven - and the mineral railway that ran from Lochhead Colliery, to the north of the Coaltown, to the Hugo Pit. The roofless shells of some of the pithead buildings of the Hugo still exist in a field a short distance beyond the crossing gate, but I saw no sign of the tunnel that led from there down to the Victoria pit at West Wemyss. 24th July, 2011. [Michael Laing]
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Methil


NCB 0-6-0T Fife Area No. 8, built by Andrew Barclay in 1912 and fitted with a Giesl ejector in place of a conventional chimney, is seen engaged in shunting duties at Methil on 19th April, 1968. This locomotive ended its working life at Bedlay Colliery in Lanarkshire. To the left of the photo, a double-decker bus can be seen passing along Methil High Street behind the railway, while on the high embankment is Wellesley Road. [W.A.C. Smith]

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Wellesley Colliery


0-6-0ST NCB East Fife Area No. 7 (NBL Works No.16463 of 1904) seen at Wellesley Colliery, Methil, 17th April, 1965. This site is now occupied by a large factory producing wind turbines. In the background is the White Swan Hotel on Wellesley Road. The loco was built for the Wemyss Coal Co. at the NBL's Hyde Works, Glasgow, and worked at the Wellesley Colliery until circa 1966. It was transferred to Cowdenheath Central Workshops in July 1967 and scrapped there in December 1968. [Charlie Verrall]

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