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Collapse of the NESS Viaduct 8th February 1989

Posted by Webmaster On September 1, 2010 Comments Off

This vital link between Inverness and the 231 miles of railway north thereof was severed when on the morning of Wednesday 8th Feb floodwaters destroyed the Ness Viaduct. Originally built in December 1861, Miss Mitchell the daughter of the engineer Joseph Mitchell of Inverness and the Ross-shire Railway Co. laid the keystone of the viaduct,  [ Read More ]

British Railways Headlamp Codes

Posted by Ben Angus On July 15, 2010 ADD COMMENTS

The main purpose of the headlamp is that it can warn people on the rail track ahead of an approaching train, thus allowing sufficient time for them to take evasive action. The other main benefit is the ability to light up whistle posts and landmarks. Headlamp Details Express passenger train, breakdown van train going to  [ Read More ]