Heritage Locations

Slochd Viaduct


Close to the summit of this part of the line at 1,315 ft. is a high stone viaduct over a wooded gorge. It is listed Grade B.

Constructor:
Unclassified

Period of construction:
1850 - 1899

Transport Trust plaque:
No

Transport Mode:
Rail

Address:
Slochd Mhor Lodge, PH23 3AY

Postcode:
PH23 3AY

Nearest Town:
Aviemore

Heritage Centre:
No


The railway from Inverness to Aviemore was opened in 1898 as a short-cut avoiding the original route by way of Forres. As it heads southward towards Perth, it crosses the river Findhorn at the small village of Tomatin and then climbs for some five miles to the summit. Here it crosses a wooded gorge on an eight arch granite viaduct some 109 ft. above the water. It was completed in 1897 by Murdoch Paterson, Chief Engineer to the Highland Railway.

 


Bibliography:

Biddle, Gordon, Britain's Historic Railway Buildings, Oxford University Press, ISBN-10: 0198662475 (2003)

Biddle, Gordon & Nock, O.S., The Railway Heritage of Britain : 150 years of railway architecture and engineering, Studio Editions, ISBN-10: 1851705953 (1990)

Biddle, Gordon and Simmons, J. The Oxford Companion to British Railway History. ISBN 0 19 211697 5 (1997)

Conolly, W. Philip, British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas And Gazetteer, Ian Allan Publishing, ISBN 0-7110-0320-3 (1958/97)

Ross, David. The Highland Railway. ISBN 0 7524 3479 9 (2005)

Smith, Martin. British Railway Bridges and Viaducts. ISBN 0 7110 2273 9 (1994)

Thomas, J. and Turnock,D. A Regional History of the Railways of Britain, North of Scotland. ISBN 0 946537 03 8 (1993)



Opening Times:
Visible at all times

How To Find:
By Road: It is not far from the A 9 and the Slochd Mhor Lodge between Tomatin and Carrbridge.


Weather Feed currently unavailable.