Castlecary Viaduct

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Castlecary Viaduct (1842-)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.

Description

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.

Tags

Viaduct Red Burn

Aliases

Red Burn Viaduct
07/10/2019

Facilities

Listing: B




Nearby stations
Castlecary
Banknock
Dennyloanhead
Upper Greenhill
Greenhill
Bonnybridge Canal Goods
Bonnybridge Central
Dullator
Bonnybridge
Cumbernauld
Denny
Colzium
Greenfaulds
Croy
Kilsyth (New)
Fireclay and Limeworks
Castlecary Curve
Castlecary Fireclay Works
Abronhill Tunnel
Coneypark Colliery Pit No 4
Cannerton Brickworks
Banknock Colliery Livingstone Pit
Banknock Colliery Cannerton Pit
Knowehead Colliery
Netherwood Quarry
Auchincloch
Tourist/other
Castlecary Roman Fort
Bankier Quay
Bankier Distillery
Netherwood Basin
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Books


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

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Central Glasgow 1893: Lanarkshire Sheet 6.10a (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lanarkshire)

Edinburgh ( Western New Town) 1877: Edinburgh Large Scale Sheet 34 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Yard to the Mile)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Guidebook (Auld Kirk Museum Publications)
Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh Waverley Station Through Time
Edinburgh's Transport: The Early Years v. 1
Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Haymarket Motive Power Depot Edinburgh: A History of the Depot, Its Work and Locomotives, 1842-2010

Landranger (66) Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick (OS Landranger Map)

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

On Either Side, 1939: The Train between London King's Cross & Edinburgh Waverley, Fort William, Inverness & Aberdeen (Old House)

Rails Around Glasgow

The Next Stop: Inverness to Edinburgh, station by station

This Magnificent Line (the story of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian