NN5726 : Glen Ogle railway viaduct

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Lochearnhead, Stirling, Great Britain

Glen Ogle railway viaduct
Glen Ogle railway viaduct
Looking south from the north end of the Category B Listed viaduct LinkExternal link , which is unusual in that it runs parallel to the glen and not across it.
Glen Ogle railway path :: NN5527
The Callander & Oban Railway line opened in stages from 1866 to 1880. The stretch through Glen Ogle was completed first and it was one of the more demanding to construct. It consists of a 1 in 60 gradient to the 941 feet (287m) summit at Glenoglehead. Referred to by the Director of the company as "the Khyber Pass of Scotland", it required a substantial viaduct running parallel to the glen and many sections to be cut through the bedrock.

Scheduled to be closed under the Beeching cuts on 1st November 1965, closure was forced a few weeks earlier due to a rockfall near the top of Glen Ogle on 27 September 1965.

The Glen Ogle section of the line is now part of National Cycle Network Route 7 LinkExternal link and is also part of the Rob Roy Way long distance route LinkExternal link .
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NN5726, 67 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Viaduct 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 5704 2645 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:24.5148N 4:19.1090W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 5702 2646
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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