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Written by David Ross - 21 Oct 2004
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Location notes
This location is situated on The Highland Mainline between Inverness and Aviemore.
Railway type and traffic
The type of trains usually found on this line are First Scotrail Class 158s & 170s. There is also DB Schenker 66s & 67s. Once a week Freightliner provide an Oxwellmains-Inverness Cement this is always a Heavy Haul 66. As from April 2005 the Royal Scotsman will be, probably, worked West Coast Railway Locomotives.
A field with a slight embankment opposite the line.
Road directions
From Inverness take the Road for Culloden Battlefield then go past the Battlefield for about 200 yards and turn right down the road for Clava Cairns. Once the road turns right for Clava Cairns you go straight on under Culloden Viaduct and turn right at the top of the road and you will see a rough Forestry Lay-by on you right hand side.
Once out of the Car you have walk straight ahead and climb over a Wall and then walk down the field and the Railway is right in front of you.

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Culloden Viaduct, South Side map co-ordinates
You can leave your Car in a rough Forestry Lay-by at the top of the field.
Public transport
You can not get to this location by Public transport. But you can get to the other Side of the Viaduct by Bus. Simply take the Rapsons Coaches no 7 Bus which will be going to Piperhill and ask the driver for Sunnyside. This bus leaves from the main post office at Queensgate in Inverness.

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The nearest amenities would be in Inverness.
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Culloden Viaduct, South Side

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Culloden Viaduct, South Side

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Photographic notes
This shot is primarally for south bound workings only, there is not much of a shot for north bound trains. During the afternoon the sun moves to the west of the line putting the shadow side of the train on the photographers sied.

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

Fig 1 - Looking north

A 37 heads south off the viaduct

Fig 2- Looking north

Fig 2- Looking north

General view of the viaduct

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