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Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway Re-opening - 15 May 2008

Thursday May 15th 2008 saw the official re-opening of the railway line between Stirling and Kincardine via Alloa.

Freight services on any part of the route ceased in 1993, and the last scheduled passenger and freight services to serve Alloa's old station were in 1968 and 1970 respectively.

Forty years on, an hourly through passenger service from Alloa to Glasgow Queen Street via Stirling, and a coal working from the main line to Longannet power station via Kincardine mean that trains will once again run through Clackmannanshire on a regular basis.

The official re-opening saw the Scottish Railway Preservation Society run a number of special charter return services between the new station at Alloa and Stirling.  Providing the traction were K4 Class No. 61994 The Great Marquess (Alloa-Stirling) and Deltic diesel 55 022 Royal Scots Grey (Stirling-Alloa).

Pictures from the day can be found here.

There is also a short video here.