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Written by Steven Wakefield - 27 Feb 2004
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Location notes
On the Edinburgh - Glasgow Queens Street main line , between Edinburgh and Linlithgow.
Railway type and traffic
ScotRail DMU's on Edinburgh - Glasgow/Dunblane/Inverness services.
ScotRail Sleeper services for Fort William and Inverness.
East Coast HST to/from Inverness.

The only regular freight service is the freightliner operated cement trains from Oxwellmains to Aberdeen / Inverness.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Almond Valley Viaduct, Newbridge
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Rural. Open fields and farmland area, though next to a busy main road.
Road directions
From the M8:
Take the exit for Edinburgh Airport. At the roundabout (Newbridge) take the 2nd exit (A89 - Broxburn) stay on this road , the viaduct is on your left about 3/4 of a mile farther on.

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Almond Valley Viaduct, Newbridge map co-ordinates
There is a lay-by on the right hand side, opposite the viaduct.
Public transport
There are a number of buses (First Edinburgh (Not Lothian)) from Haymarket station that go to Newbridge (journey time approx 30 mins).

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There is a service station at roundabout, with toilets.
Sun Compass
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Almond Valley Viaduct, Newbridge

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Streetmap links
Almond Valley Viaduct, Newbridge general view map
Almond Valley Viaduct, Newbridge close up map

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Almond Valley Viaduct, Newbridge

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Photographic notes
The usual train of interest here is the Caledonian sleeper. In the height of summer it is possible to photograph this train at about 05:05.

General views - All photographs © Steven Wakefield unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

This train is heading towards Linlithgow.

Location Video

A video documentary about the location, not railway based.

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