Some may recall the poem above. It featured in a cine film made by Ernest Mackie in the 1960s about the closure of the railway line through Largo and Lundin Links. It's a beautifully-written, sentimental piece that must have had particular resonance during the period immediately following the withdrawal of service. As the images below show, the stations lay derelict and overrun with weeds for some time before final demolition. The condition of the closed station at Largo at that time was a stark contrast to its appearance in years gone by, when the award-winning gardens were carefully tended and a shell-covered sun-dial, statue and model of the Flying Scotsman (created by James Young) graced the station.
The line had been in decline for some time before Dr Richard Beeching (referred to in the poem) made his recommendations for the restructuring of the railways around the country. The photograph of him at the end of this post was taken in 1962 at Edinburgh Waverley on his study trip which ultimately led to this line being cut, along with many others.