West Calder footbridge installed at Birkhill

A FORMER Caledonian Railway footbridge that was rescued from West Calder on the Shotts line in West Lothian was installed at the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway’s Birkhill station on October 28. 

The station’s new second platform is still under construction, so the footbridge is not yet in use, but it made an attractive ‘Caley’ tableau as McKintosh 0-4-4T No. 419 and the two Caledonian coaches arrived at Birkhill on November 2. IAN LOTHIAN


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