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History of Birkhill No.2 – 2007 North End Point Replacement

As part of the society’s plan to develop Birkhill as a signalled passing station with two platforms, the North End Points needed to be replaced. The new point was one of two large ex-Loanhead turnouts which had been recovered from Kinneil.

The opportunity was taken to move the new turnout as far northwards as the bridge would allow, lengthening the loop and giving an almost straight run from the north to the east track.

The following video gallery provides a pictorial account of the work done by the ‘Monday Squad’, ‘SAD’ team & S&T department over the course of January to March 2007.

Thanks goes to James Robertson for the photographs….