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Makemineadouble
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its certainly a wonderful panorama of our railway history.

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John Webb
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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 7 Jul 2020, 06:21) *
its certainly a wonderful panorama of our railway history.

Today effort is Caledonian



This is a BR-commissioned print from 1956, a watercolour by Kenneth Steele of the Falls at Invermoriston, in the Great Glen. My nearest match:
Bridges of Invermoriston

© Copyright Iain Marshall and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The near bridge is a 1930s-built one replacing the narrower 1813 bridge seen in the distance; the latter was built by Thomas Telford. The falls occur shortly before the River Moriston enters Lock Ness about 5.5 miles from the SW end of the Loch at Fort Augustus.

Fort Augustus was the nearest any railway reached today's location. It was the end of a branch built by local businessmen from Spean Bridge. It opened in 1903 but was a financial flop and was closed to passengers in 1933. It saw a rise in freight during WW2 in connection with timber extraction, but completely closed at the start of 1947. A short extension to a steamer pier at the end of Loch Ness, opened also in 1903 had an even shorter life, closing in 1906! The builders had hoped that it would be the start of a railway all the way up the side of Lock Ness to Inverness, but that never happened. See http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/f/fort_...tus/index.shtml for the full details.

John
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