Tuesday 24 April 2012: The Red Burn Viaduct...
...or more commonly known to us locals as the Castlecary Arches
The Red Burn Viaduct is an instantly recognisable landmark in Central Scotland. It remains in constant use on the main train line between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and also spans over the busy A80 (now M80) road between Stirling and Glasgow. The Antonine Wall and Forth and Clyde canal (SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENTS) run almost exactly parallel with the line of the Red Burn Viaduct, and since its construction, the Red Burn Viaduct has remained a vital transport link in this strategic location, the shortest and most negotiable spanning point across Central Scotland. The designers of Red Burn, Grainger and Miller, were also responsible for the Avon Viaduct (1838, A-listed, see separate listing), another greatly engineered viaduct on the Glasgow and Edinburgh Railway. This viaduct, to the W of Linlithgow, is of a similar style to Red Burn but boasts a massive 23-span arcade.
Source: Historic Scotland
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence: PSI licence number C2008002006.
Took a notion to photograph this today even though I didn't really have the time! Been driving under it a lot recently on all our trips between houses!
Just had a phone call from the photographer who's coming to take pics of our current house on Friday morning for the estate agent's brochure. He has also emailed me a list the length of your arm on what to do to prepare your property to be photographed for selling. Oh joy!
I am off now to further declutter, scrub, polish and shine every surface! Pray to God he doesn't open the hall cupboard door else I fear he will be buried alive under 80% of the house contents!!!
I wonder what camera he'll have??? :-)))
PS Regarding yesterday's blip and shaving the haggis - I thought everyone knew you caught the haggis, killed the haggis, shaved the haggis, boiled the haggis then ate the haggis! Yum! ;-))