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.
Black Island Platform
| County March Signal Box [Highland Main Line]|
Edendon Signal Box
Glas Mheall Mor
Carn na Caim
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
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