Slochd Viaduct

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Slochd Viaduct (1897-)

Opened on the Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway).

Description

This is an eight arch masonry viaduct carrying a single track and south of Slochd Summit. The viaduct is quite wide, possibly intended to allow doubling. Also known as Slochd Mhuic Viaduct, the line passes over the wooded course of the Allt Slochd Mhuic.

The viaduct is quite tall, crossing the ground 109 ft below. It is around 400 ft long.

Tags

Viaduct Allt Slochd Mhuic

Aliases

Slochd Mhuic Viaduct

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map




Nearby stations
Carrbridge
Tomatin
Boat of Garten
Aviemore Speyside
Aviemore
Moy
Broomhill
Nethy Bridge
Ballifurth Farm Halt
Grantown-on-Spey West
Kincraig
Grantown-on-Spey East
Daviot
Castle Grant Platform
Dava
Slochd Summit
Baddengorm Burn Viaduct
Dulnain Viaduct [Carrbridge]
Old Pack Horse Bridge
Carrbridge Heritage Park
Findhorn Viaduct [Tomatin]
Tomatin Viaduct
Laggantygown Loop
Boat of Garten Shed
Aviemore Shed
Aviemore Yard
Tourist/other
Carrbridge Golf Club
Tomatin House
Tomatin Distillery
Dalfaber Level Crossing
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Pigs and boars


A number of locations on the Highland Main Line refer to pigs and boars.

Slochd Viaduct crosses Slochd Mhuic - pig's den in English.

West of Druimuachdar Summit are two striking hills, An Torc (the Boar of Badenoch) and, to its south, Meall an Dobharchain (the Sow of Atholl). The profiles resemble hogbacks.