NM9181 : Glenfinnan Viaduct

taken 35 years ago, near to Glenfinnan, Highland, Great Britain

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Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Seen from the Glenfinnan Monument.
Glenfinnan viaduct :: NM9081
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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Date Taken
July 1984   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Grassland  Roads, Road transport  Railways  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Viaduct 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 910 813 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:52.5522N 5:25.8832W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 9061 8057
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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