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Local Authority
Planning Authority
National Park
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
NN 5638 2720
256380, 727200


Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

John Strain, circa 1866. 12-segmental arch viaduct, with sturdy tapered piers, set across mountain side. Bull-faced, coursed masonry. Occupies dramatic location on W side of Glen Ogle.

Statement of Special Interest

Situated in the Northern half of Glen Ogle, running parallel to Creag Na h-Iolaire. The first meeting of the Committee of the Callander and Oban Line was held in 1864 and royal assent was given for its construction in 1865. In 1866 the contract for the section of line running through Glen Ogle was given to the contractor John McKay of Ann Street, Edinburgh. Various drawings, dated 1866, are held in the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) for bridges on this line. Amongst these papers is a design for a viaduct (RHP120173), but it is for one of 20 arches and therefore not the final design for the present viaduct. The plans are signed by the contractor and the engineer, but unfortunately the name of the latter is illegible. Gordon Biddle states that John Strain was the engineer. Confusingly, the Callander and Oban Railway is shown on the First Edition OS map, which was surveyed in 1862 and published in 1867. It seems likely that the map must have been updated shortly before it was published. The line was opened in 1870.



Plans for various bridges on Callander and Oban Line at NAS, ref RHP120170-5. Appears on 1st Edition OS map, 1862 (see Notes), G Biddle, 'Britain's Historic Railway Buildings' (2003), p662.

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