Lochy Viaduct [Fort William]

Location type

Bridge


Name and dates

Lochy Viaduct [Fort William] (1895-)

Opened on the West Highland Railway.

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


Description

This is a single track girder viaduct crossing the River Lochy just outside Fort William. A footbridge on the side of the viaduct connects Lochyside and Caol on the north bank to Inverlochy on the south bank.

The next station south is the terminus at Fort William and to the north is Banavie by the Caledonian Canal.

The viaduct is older than the Mallaig line, being part of the now closed branch to Banavie [1st] station which was extended to Mallaig. Banavie Junction [2nd] was a short distance to the north.

Tom-na-Faire Depot is a short distance to the south.

Local

The bridge crosses at the Castle Pool, named for Old Inverlochy Castle to the immediate east on the south bank.

06/01/2019

Tags

Viaduct



Books

All Stations to Mallaig!: West Highland Line Since Nationalisation
Argyll and the Highlands Last Days of Steam

Argyll and the Highlands' Lost Railways

Ben Nevis and Fort William, The Mamores and The Grey Corries, Kinlochleven and Spean Bridge (OS Explorer Map)

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

Mountain Moor and Loch on the Route of the West Highland Railway

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Rannan Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean =: The West Highland Line

Road To The Isles Dvd: Part One The West Highland Line Between Crianlarich to Fort William, From the Drivers Cab Of A Class 37, With The Caledonian Sleeper
The Mallaig Railway: The West Highland Extension 1897-1901 (RCAHMS Broadsheet)
The New Railway: The Earliest Years of the West Highland Line

The Story of the West Highland

The Story of the West Highland: The 1940s LNER Guide to the Line

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)

Victorian Travel on the West Highland Line: By Mountain, Moor and Loch in 1894

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)

West Highland Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Railway
West Highland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands v. 1): West Highland Railway v. 1
West Highland Railway: Plans, Poltics and People