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The location is on the Perth - Glasgow main line situated about 6 miles south of Perth.
Railway type and traffic
The line has a mix of passenger and freight traffic.
Passenger services are provided by ScotRail using Class 158 / 170 units on Glasgow - Inverness / Aberdeen and Edinburgh - Inverness; by East Coast using HST on the morning Inverness - Kings Cross and evening Kings Cross - Inverness; by WCRC on the programmed Royal Scotsman duties and by DB Schenker Class 67s on the Inverness - Edinburgh sleepers.
Freight services are operated by DB Schenker with Class 66/0 on Enterprises to Inverness and Aberdeen; Class 67 on Aberdeen - Walsall mails; Class 66/0 on weekly fuel train to Inverness; by DRS on daily Grangemouth - Aberdeen service; by GBRf on occasional Harwich - Aberdeen service - if diverted from the main ECML route over the Forth Bridge.
The location is a railway bridge over the line on the outskirts of the hamlet.
Take the A9 Perth - Stirling road and turn left ( if travelling towards Stirling ) or right ( if travelling towards Perth ) onto the B934 marked 'Forteviot'. Continue along road over level crossing then take first left turn and park in the lay by 100 yards to the left.
Take farm track by lay by to the railway bridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Forteviot map co-ordinates
Car is safe in lay by but do not take car up farm track as the farmer uses wide agricultural vehicles which can damage cars.
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Forteviot general view map
Forteviot close up map
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The line runs on a north-east to south-west axis and is straight in both directions.
The light is good until mid-afternoon from the southern side of the line.
There are no signals but the crossing gates are easily seen and give about 60 seconds warning of trains.
General views - All photographs © Fred Kerr unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west
Fig 2 - Looking north east
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