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Latitude: 56.7429 / 56°44'34"N
Longitude: -3.7747 / 3°46'28"W
OS Eastings: 291553
OS Northings: 762661
OS Grid: NN915626
Mapcode National: GBR KB1W.X8G
Mapcode Global: WH5M9.ZSQ5
Plus Code: 9C8RP6VG+54
Entry Name: Railway Tunnel, Killiecrankie
Listing Name: Killiecrankie Railway Viaduct and Tunnelmouth
Listing Date: 5 October 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 351664
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17698
Building Class: Cultural
County: Perth and Kinross
Electoral Ward: Highland
Traditional County: Perthshire
Tagged with: Railway tunnel
Joseph Mitchell, civil engineer, 1863. Curving railway viaduct of 10 segmental arches. Roughly coursed, squared and snecked bull-faced rubble with raised ashlar voussoirs punctuated with brick infill and brick-lined arches. Corbel course; saddleback-coped parapet; crenellated turrets with gunloops.
SW ELEVATION: turret projecting from centre pier flanked by 5 regular arches each with 3 cast-iron tie-plates, further turrets to outer piers (that to right with small carved head, see Notes) all linked by continuous corbel course and parapet. Slightly lower contrasting darker rubble approach wall beyond to right with 2-stage turret (reduced upper stage), and narrow floodwater arch to outer right. Parapet wall on higher ground to left leading to tunnelmouth (see below).
TUNNELMOUTH (SE ELEVATION): stepped approach walls lead to moulded tunnelmouth with large square voussoirs giving way to corbel course and parapet incorporating raised moulded tablet and flanking corbelled turrets.
Built at a cost of ?5730 for the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway which became the Highland Railway Company in 1865. The viaduct is 510' long, 54' high, each arch has a span of 35', and is on a 20-chain curve. The small carved head is thought to commemorate a workman killed during construction.
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