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It is regularly named the most scenic railway line in the world and found global stardom by appearing in the Harry Potter films. But local residents are furious at plans for an overnight stop on the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. A trial run by a vintage heritage train at the weekend involved an overnight halt on the viaduct - which locals say disrupted their sleep.
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Tuesday night's 'The Architecture the Railways Built' has become a staple on our tv viewing calendars. And with not a lot else to pop on the calendar, its nice to have an hour of fascinating television, showcasing the incredible sights of the railway in the UK and further afield.
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Wemyss Bay: The concourse at Wemyss Bay with the flowers in full bloom.
Alastair McLellan 01/08/2017


Forth Bridge: Class A1 No.60163 'Tornado' crossing The Forth Bridge above North Queensferry with the northbound ' Aberdonian '.
John Gray 16/09/2019


Glenfinnan Viaduct: Black 5 No. 45407 leaves an attractive smoke trail as it crosses Glenfinnan Viaduct on 10 October 2012 with The Jacobite steam service to Mallaig.
John Gray 10/10/2012

Newly-discovered photos documenting the construction of a world famous Highland railway line are set to star in a TV documentary later this week [31st].
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Three tourism infrastructure projects in Highland which benefited from the Scottish Governments Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) and LEADER funding have been completed. Work on the slipways at Cromarty and Nigg, additional car parking at Glenfinnan viaduct and Skyes Old Man of Storr Footpath Improvement Project have are all ready to enhance visitor experiences at all three sites.
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The iconic Glenfinnan viaduct lit up red last night as a tribute to all those who have lost their lives in defence of the country.
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Glenfinnan Viaduct: The iconic Glenfinnan viaduct lit up red tonight (Wednesday, November 11) as a tribute to all those who have lost their lives in defence of the country. The 21-arch Victorian viaduct, which is famo ...
Network Rail 11/11/2020

The iconic Glenfinnan viaduct will Light Up Red tonight (Wednesday, November 11) as a tribute to all those who have lost their lives in defence of the country.
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Work will soon begin to ease parking chaos at a popular Highland beauty spot which has become a mecca for Harry Potter fans.
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An iconic Highland railway viaduct which features in the Harry Potter films will light up blue tonight in support of our NHS heroes in the fight against COVID-19.
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Work is underway to protect the railway from potential landslips and rock-falls from the hillsides and embankments around the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, which stars in the Harry Potter film series.
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Glenfinnan Viaduct: The Photographers' gallery at Glenfinnan on 7/8/17!
Alan Hardie 07/08/2017

Work has begun on a new footpath with several viewing areas overlooking the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Passenger numbers to the west Highland station have doubled in the last 10-years, with over 11,000 visitors in 2017-18 flocking to the area to catch a glimpse of a train crossing the A-listed structure made famous by the success of the Harry Potter films. Many other tourists stop off at Glenfinnan on their journey to Mallaig to view the station museum, viaduct and monument to the Jacobite rising.
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Glenfinnan Viaduct: The Photographers' gallery at Glenfinnan on 7/8/17!
Alan Hardie 07/08/2017

The number of people travelling on the Harry Potter line to see the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct has doubled in the last decade, according to new figures.

Statistics published by the Office of Rail Regulation indicate an increase in the popularity of the Fort William to Mallaig train, which runs over the bridge that famously features in the series.
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Plans have been submitted for a new car park in Glenfinnan for tourists who visit to see a location from the Harry Potter films.

Thousands of visitors arrive to see the Glenfinnan Viaduct and a steam train that operates on its railway line. Both feature in the movies.

Glenfinnan Community Council said a lack of parking had also become a health and safety issue.

It said vehicles were currently using verges along the A830 for parking.
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Harry Potter fans are risking death by wandering on to a railway line to take photographs of a viaduct used for scenes in the fantasy adventure films.
British Transport Police said incidents at the Glenfinnan Viaduct played a part in a 16% rise in railway trespassing offences in Scotland last year.
BTP has issued a fresh warning for people to stay away from the area of the West Highland Line.
In 2015, a family was among tourists who put themselves in danger.
The couple and their child were seen running on the railway line.
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Glenfinnan Viaduct: Crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct in the summer of 1991.
Ian Dinmore /07/1991


Glenfinnan Viaduct: Black 5 No. 45407 leaves an attractive smoke trail as it crosses Glenfinnan Viaduct on 10 October 2012 with The Jacobite steam service to Mallaig.
John Gray 10/10/2012


Glenfinnan Viaduct: A Class 27 rumbles over Glenfinnan Viaduct with a Fort William-bound train in 1980.
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1980

A steam train driver was forced to brake on a well-known Highland viaduct after spotting two older women standing dangerously close to the line.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the incident happened on the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Lochaber on 21 March.
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Glenfinnan Viaduct: The iconic Glenfinnan viaduct lit up red tonight (Wednesday, November 11) as a tribute to all those who have lost their lives in defence of the country. The 21-arch Victorian viaduct, which is famo ...
Network Rail 11/11/2020


Glenfinnan Viaduct: K1 62005 crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct with The Jacobite on 19 October.
Bill Roberton 19/10/2017


Glenfinnan Viaduct: K1 62005 crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct with The Jacobite on 19 October.
Bill Roberton 19/10/2017

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