Glenfinnan viaduct :: Shared Description

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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by Malc McDonald
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NM9081 : Steam train on Glenfinnan viaduct by Malc McDonald
NM9081 : Glenfinnan viaduct by Malc McDonald
NM9081 : River Finnan at Glenfinnan by Malc McDonald
NM9081 : Glenfinnan Viaduct, 1965 by Alan Murray-Rust
NM9181 : Private driveway at Glenfinnan by Malc McDonald
NM9081 : Glenfinnan viaduct by Malc McDonald
NM9081 : Glenfinnan viaduct by Malc McDonald
NM9181 : Glenfinnan Viaduct by Richard Sutcliffe
NM9081 : Path at Glenfinnan by Malc McDonald
NM9081 : Steam train on Glenfinnan viaduct by Malc McDonald
NM9081 : Path under Glenfinnan viaduct by Malc McDonald
NM9081 : Path at Glenfinnan viaduct by Malc McDonald


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Created: Sun, 5 Jul 2015, Updated: Sun, 5 Jul 2015

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