Esk Viaduct [Cumbria]

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Esk Viaduct [Cumbria] (1847-)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.


This is a long, wide and low concrete viaduct carrying three tracks. The viaduct was replaced for the opening of the Kingmoor Marshalling Yard. It crosses the River Esk and the floodplains to both north and south. It is carried on a large number of piers.

To the north is Mossband Junction and to the south the former station at Floriston.

Also known as Floriston viaduct. There was a temporary box here in 1888.




Floriston Viaduct

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)

Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway Carriages

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

Signalling the Caledonian Railway

The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian