Thornton Junction TMD

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Thornton Junction TMD
Location
Location Thornton
Coordinates 56°09′39″N3°09′22″W / 56.1608°N 3.156°W / 56.1608; -3.156 Coordinates: 56°09′39″N3°09′22″W / 56.1608°N 3.156°W / 56.1608; -3.156
OS grid NT283970
Characteristics
Owner(s) EWS
Depot code(s)TJ (1973 -) [1]
Type Diesel, DMU
History
Opened1933 [2]
Former depot code(s)62A (1 February 1950 - 5 May 1973)

Thornton Junction TMD is a Traction Maintenance Depot located in Thornton, Fife, Scotland. The depot is situated on the Fife Circle Line and was near Thornton Junction station until it closed.

Contents

The depot code is TJ.

History

The station used to have sidings, but they closed in 1969 and were replaced with the depot. Between 1956 and 1970, they were used to stable Class 05, 06, 08 shunters, Class 11, 20 and 27 locomotives. [3] In 1987, the depot had an allocation of Class 20, 25, 26, 27 locomotives and a withdrawn Class 104 DMU. [4] The DMU has now been scrapped. [5]

Present

The depot is now used for coal traffic only.

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  3. "Locomotive Depots: Thornton Junction (Allocation)". BRDatabase. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
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