This is a single track castellated stone viaduct of ten arches in the Pass of Killiecrankie. The viaduct is 109 yds long and each arch is 35ft long, 54 ft above the River Garry. The Garry is not crossed, the viaduct runs alongside it on very steep ground of the north/east bank.
Joseph Mitchell was the engineer. He noted the immensity of retaining walls for the line and that the narrowness of the pass required a viaduct to carry the line. The viaduct was needed to reach the hill of The Soldier's Leap crossing the Trooper^s Den burn. General George Wade^s road is above, with the A9 above again.
To the immediate north the line enters Killiecrankie Tunnel before emerging at the former Killiecrankie station.
Black Island Platform
Dunkeld and Birnam
| Killiecrankie Tunnel|
Blair Atholl Shed [1st]
Blair Atholl Shed
The Soldier^s Leap
Linn of Tummel Waterfall
Pitlochry Fish Ladder
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
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