NS4886 : The Endrick Viaduct

near to Croftamie, Stirling, Great Britain

The Endrick Viaduct
The Endrick Viaduct
There was originally a viaduct (1872) here, which was built of stone (it had replaced an earlier wooden structure). It led the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway Line over the Endrick Water. The viaduct's stone piers now support water pipes, and a cycle route and footpath; this is best seen in a view from the ground: NS4886 : Viaduct over the River Endrick. See NS4886 : The Endrick Viaduct for a view in the opposite direction.

For some later wide-angle views, see NS4886 : The Endrick Viaduct and NS4886 : The Endrick Viaduct. For a close side view of the eastern end of the viaduct, see NS4886 : Fence and stile.

(The water pipes are associated with the Loch Lomond Water Supply Scheme, which was completed and inaugurated in 1971: see also NS3981 : The barrage at Balloch.)

In the present photograph, the building on the right is at NS4886 : Gaidrew.

See NS4886 : Aqueduct near Dalnair for another view over the former viaduct in the same direction.
Forth and Clyde Junction Railway :: NS5694
This line, now completely dismantled, covered a distance of 31 miles from Balloch, through Drymen Station (in Croftamie), to Stirling.

In 1853, Royal Assent was given to an Act of Parliament "for making a Railway commencing by a Junction with the Scottish Central Railway at Stirling, and terminating by a Junction with the Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Railway at Alexandria, to be called the 'Forth and Clyde Junction Railway'".

The railway opened in 1856. Passenger services ended for most of the line in 1934, although sections remained open for goods traffic until 1965. See LinkExternal link (at RAILSCOT) for further details, and LinkExternal link (at the same site) for a detailed chronology.
National Cycle Network Route 7 :: NX7662
The Lochs and Glens (North) route covers 214 miles from Inverness to Glasgow. The Lochs and Glens (South) covers 193 miles from Glasgow and Carlisle via the Ayrshire coast, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries. It continues east as the Coast to Coast C2C route to Sunderland.
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Thursday, 30 June, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 8 April, 2012
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Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused  Water resources 
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Railway Viaduct 
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John Muir Way 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4846 8653 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.8546N 4:26.0732W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4842 8651
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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