Druimuachdar Summit

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Place

Name and dates

Druimuachdar Summit (1863-)

Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.

Description

Druimuachdar Pass Summit is 1,484 ft above sea level. The line is double track. It is the highest main line summit in Britain. (The highest standard gauge line was at Wanlockhead at 1,498 ft.)

The line was doubled in the late 1890s, completed around 1900. It was reduced to a single line in 1966. It was redoubled in 1978.

To the west are two striking hills, An Torc (the Boar of Badenoch) and, so its south, Meall an Dobharchain (the Sow of Atholl). The profiles resemble hogbacks.

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Summit 08/11/2019




Books


Highland Railway Album: No. 1

Highland Railway Album: No. 2

Highland Railway Carriages and Wagons

Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail

The Highland Railway

The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2