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TITLE
Rail bridge over the River Tay at Dalguise, 2002
EXTERNAL ID
NRM_NBNW_HML_DS050414
PLACENAME
Dalguise
DISTRICT
Perthshire - Highland
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Little Dunkeld
DATE OF IMAGE
April 2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Lynn Patrick
SOURCE
National Railway Museum, York
ASSET ID
19936
KEYWORDS
railway
railways
bridges
Rail bridge over the River Tay at Dalguise, 2002

Photographed in April 2002, the ornate bridge that carries the Highland main line over the River Tay at Dalguise was designed and built to blend with the Duke of Atholl's Hermitage pleasure gardens.

The gardens were created by the Dukes of Atholl in the eighteenth century. The gardens contain a pair of Victorian follies, Ossian's Hall and Ossian's Cave. Also in its grounds is a Douglas fir that was once the tallest tree in the United Kingdom standing at 59 metres (194 feet) high.

Background
Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.

'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.

We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:

Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.

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Rail bridge over the River Tay at Dalguise, 2002

PERTH: Little Dunkeld

2000s

railway; railways; bridges

National Railway Museum, York

North by Northwest - The Highland Line

Photographed in April 2002, the ornate bridge that carries the Highland main line over the River Tay at Dalguise was designed and built to blend with the Duke of Atholl's Hermitage pleasure gardens.<br /> <br /> The gardens were created by the Dukes of Atholl in the eighteenth century. The gardens contain a pair of Victorian follies, Ossian's Hall and Ossian's Cave. Also in its grounds is a Douglas fir that was once the tallest tree in the United Kingdom standing at 59 metres (194 feet) high.<br /> <br /> Background<br /> Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.<br /> <br /> 'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.<br /> <br /> We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:<br /> <br /> Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.