Highland Chieftain train stopped in its tracks by landslide [Highland News]





Date: 27/04/2012

A LANDSLIP, which threatened to undermine the railway line, stopped the Highland Cheiftain train in it's tracks this morning. The service which left Inverness at 7.55am encountered the slippage at the Slochd summit, which is the second highest point on the Inverness - Perth railway line at 1,315 feet above sea level. It's thought the on-going heavy rain and stormy weather which most of the Highlands have endured for the past seven days may have brought on the landslide. The train turned back to Inverness and East Coast train operators says coaches have been laid on for passengers travelling to Edinburgh.


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Highland Chieftain train stopped in its tracks by landslide

Highland News

A LANDSLIP, which threatened to undermine the railway line, stopped the Highland Cheiftain train in it's tracks this morning. The service which left Inverness at 7.55am encountered the slippage at the Slochd summit, which is the second highest point on the Inverness - Perth railway line at 1,315 feet above sea level.

Inverness and Aviemore rail line 'shut until Wednesday' - BBC News
View from train towards landslip

BBC News

The railway between Inverness and Aviemore could remain shut until Wednesday after heavy rain caused a landslip close to the line.

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View west from Edinburgh Park towards the city centre on 27 October 2011. On the right the tramworks continue their inexorable progress west between the road and the railway, while on the left is the unusual sight, at this time of the afternoon at least (13.10), of the Kings Cross bound Highland Chieftain slowing for the Haymarket stop. The train was some 2 hours down on its schedule as a result of poor rail conditions (sic) south of Inverness [see news item].
Location: Edinburgh Park
Company: Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
26/10/2011 John Furnevel
The Highland Chieftain leaves Perth platform 7 and heads north for Inverness on 14 July.
Location: Perth
Company: Scottish Central Railway
14/07/2010 Brian Forbes
The 07.55 Inverness - Kings Cross Highland Chieftain passes through Princes Street Gardens with 43313 on the rear on 14 June 2011.
Location: Princes Street Gardens
Company: Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
14/06/2011 Bill Roberton


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