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Almond Viaduct
Steven Russell

Almond Viaduct

Past the old station of Ratho, the Glasgow-Edinburgh railway line crosses the Almond Water at a height of 70 feet. Opened in 1842 for the Edinburgh & Glasgow railway, there are 36 of "The Arches", making it the longest viaduct in Scotland. Its arches and piers were originally hollow but in the 1950's they were filled in with concrete to allow for higher train speeds.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
4 Panotools-stitched images hide exif
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andymacd21-Jun-2009 12:08
Nice treatment Steven. It's hard to get a great angle on this nubject but you've managed it with the panoramic format. The hay bales also help add interest. Frustratingly you're meant to keep out of the field according to the signs, but nothing ventured nothing gained - here's a link to my version that I took a couple of yeras back.http://www.pbase.com/andymacd/image/85319647
Sheila Smart13-Jan-2005 04:04
Excellent pano - good use of stitching!

Cheers
Sheila
Wei -----15-Dec-2004 23:52
nice shot!
Eric08-Sep-2004 17:27
Beautiful image! I love the golden ground. I'm wondering if it would have been cheaper to simply grade each embankment and run the train along the ground in this case. I just learned what a viaduct was myself last month when I shot this. It's also a panoramic. http://www.pbase.com/eric_s/image/32320165 Cheers!
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