Caledonian Canal

Introduction

The Caledonian Canal follows the Great Glen connecting Loch Linnhe, near Fort William on the west coast, to the Beauly Firth near Inverness on the east coast, via Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness.




Dates

  /  /1804Caledonian Canal
Construction begins

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.



This single track railway swing bridge is immediately north of Banavie station. It carries the Fort William to Mallaig line at the foot of Neptune's Staircase, a series of interconnected locks on the Caledonian Canal.
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Black 5 Alderman A.E Draper 5305 crossing Banavie swing bridge on its way to Mallaig in August 1987. Thirty years later this loco is still on the main ...
Gordon Steel 16/08/1987
Classic view of Ben Nevis from the afternoon Jacobite to Mallaig at Banavie on 3rd June 2016. ...
David Spaven 03/06/2016
The midday service to Mallaig crosses Banavie Swing Bridge over the Caledonian Canal in 2013. ...
Ewan Crawford 27/04/2013
Banavie swing bridge viewed from the north. ...
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This was a single track swing bridge immediately north of Fort Augustus station and its through platform on the west side of the station. The bridge pivoted at the south end.
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During maintenance of the Caledonian Canal locks in 1996 it was possible to see the detail of the pier which once supported the swing bridge for the ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
Looking east towards Fort Augustus station where the Caledonian Canal was crossed via a swing bridge by the Fort Augustus Pier branch. The canal is ...
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This was the south end of a short branch from Canal Junction [Inverness]. To the north the single line split into a siding serving the quayside and a line continuing to serve the Glen-Albyn Distillery and southern portion of the quayside. Both quaysides were on the east side of the canal, just north of the Muirtown swing bridge (a road bridge). The distillery was to the east.
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This 42 ft girder bridge is painted white to reduce expansion in sunny weather.
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Fishing boat heading south along the Caledonian Canal past Clachnaharry swing bridge. ...
Bill Roberton 28/03/1988
158718 crosses the Caledonian Canal swing bridge at Clachnaharry on Friday 22nd May 2009 with the 11:03 Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Malcolm Chattwood 22/05/2009
A Network Rail Test Train curves inland from the Beauly Firth at Clachnaharry on 24th September 2018. 37116, in Colas Rail livery, powers it away from ...
John Gray 24/09/2018
About to pass the open Clachnaharry swing bridge, with the signal box in the background, in a boat on the Caledonian Canal on 23 September 2005. ...
Bruce McCartney 25/09/2005