Culloden Viaduct


Travelling to Inverness by train from London, a favourite landmark almost at the end of my journey is the Culloden Viaduct. Crossing the River Nairn near Clava, it was built in 1898 and with a beautiful curve of 29 masonry arches spanning 1800ft in length it is the longest viaduct of its kind in Scotland. Built of sandstone, each arch is 50ft wide, apart from the central arch spanning the river itself, which is 100ft wide.

It takes no time at all to pass over the viaduct, but I was lucky to catch a fun shot of the elongated shadow cast by the early morning sun while crossing on the sleeper train last week, so wanted to share the view before, during, and after the crossing… 🙂


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