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Written by David Ross - 25 Sep 2008
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Location notes
The location lies roughly midway on The Highland Mainline between Perth and Inverness.
Railway type and traffic
The type of traffic found at this location is mostly 170s although the 10:53 Inverness-Edinburgh/13:36 return conveys a 158. The Caledonian Sleeper runs nightly with a 67 on the front.
The weekly Oxwellmains-Inverness cement runs on a Thursday with a 66/6 this. It usually passes through at around 08:00 northbound and returns at 18:30.
DB Schenker operate fuel tanks to Lairg on a Friday which can either run with a 66/67 this goes up and back in dark though.
Environment
The location is a private road crossing just south of Dalwhinnie Station. The usual problem here, as with most of Highland Scotland, is midges in summer and snow and frost in the winter months as you are over 1000ft above sea level.
Road directions
To get to this location follow the A9 north from Perth to the Dalwhinnie turn off. From here follow the road into the village passing the 'Highlander' petrol station. You will then come to Station Road, turn left here and follow it up to the school where you will find Ben Alder Road. Take a left along this road and you will find ample parking along side the line.

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Dalwhinnie map co-ordinates
Parking
There is ample parking beside line.
Public transport
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Amenities
There is a restaurant in the centre of the village and also a petrol station. But the nearest facilities would be Aviemore a further 30 miles north.
Accommodation
Log onto Visit Scotland for more information.
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Dalwhinnie

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Photographic notes
This shot is possible morning and evening as you can take the shot from both side of the crossing. There is nothing around to cast shadows. The A9 is nearby but should not cause any audio problems for videographers.


General views - All photographs © David Ross unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south

From the east side of the crossing.
As most trains which are not booked to call at the station usually get checked at the signal here, this shot is on.

Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south

From west side of crossing.

Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north

From the east side of the crossing.

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