Castlecary Viaduct

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Castlecary Viaduct (1842-)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


This viaduct enjoys an impressive setting and will be better known to road users than rail users as it crosses the M80. The viaduct is double track, 582 ft long overall, 95 ft high and has eight arches.

The viaduct has been braced with rails.

The former Castlecary station was just to the west. To the east the line passes over the former Scottish Central Railway with which a connection is made at Greenhill, to the east.

The viaduct is also known as the Red Burn Viaduct as it crosses the Red Burn.

The engineer was John Miller.

Just north of the viaduct and over the Red Burn is the Castlecary Bridge, an old single arch former road bridge over the burn.


Viaduct Red Burn


Red Burn Viaduct


Listing: B

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Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

News items

03/08/2021Passengers have lucky escape as train hits 'object' on line [Daily Record]


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