Alloway Viaduct

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Alloway Viaduct (1906-1968)

Opened on the Maidens and Dunure Light Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway).


This disused single track four arch viaduct over the River Doon is west of Alloway Tunnel (and the former Alloway station).

The central arches are 46 ft long and side arches 10ft. The viaduct is 141 ft long overall and 31 ft high.

The famous 15th century Old Bridge of Doon (Brig O' Doon), of Robert Burns' poem Tam O' Shanter fame, is to the south east.


Robert Burns Birthplace Museum


Viaduct River Doon


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Locomotive Apprentice: At the North British Locomotive Company

Rails to Turnberry and Heads of Ayr: The Maidens & Dunure Light Railway & the Butlin's Branch (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Tales of the Glasgow and South Western Railway