NM9081 : Glenfinnan viaduct

taken 4 years ago, near to Glenfinnan, Highland, Great Britain

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Glenfinnan viaduct
Glenfinnan viaduct
Glenfinnan viaduct
The Glenfinnan viaduct carries the West Highland Line over the River Finnan, near the head of Loch Shiel. It was built at the end of the 19th Century.

The viaduct, built on a curve, is formed of 21 arches. It is built from concrete, a very early use of this material and a notable feat of engineering at the time.

The viaduct is one of the scenic highlights of the train journey from Fort William to Mallaig, giving views over the Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Shiel. As well as local diesel trains operated by ScotRail, the "Jacobite" steam trains operate across the viaduct during the summer months.

Glenfinnan viaduct has featured in a number of films, notably the Harry Potter series, and also on Scottish banknotes.

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West Highland Line
The West Highland Line is considered the most scenic railway line in Britain, linking the ports of Mallaig and Oban on the west coast of Scotland to Glasgow.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Glenfinnan 
Region (from Tags)
Highland 
Country (from Tags)
Scotland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Viaduct 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 9091 8132 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:52.5605N 5:25.9726W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 9088 8130
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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