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TITLE
Banavie Bridge, West Highland Railway
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0273
PLACENAME
Banavie
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32176
KEYWORDS
bridges
swing bridges
postcards
steam trains
steam railways
Banavie Bridge, West Highland Railway

This postcard shows the Banavie swing bridge at Banavie, near Fort William. It was built in 1901, to carry the West Highland Railway across the Caledonian Canal.

The West Highland Railway, linking Mallaig to Glasgow, was originally built by the North British Railway Company.

The route between Glasgow and Fort William was opened to passengers in 1894. This was followed seven years later by the Fort William to Mallaig route. The North British Railway Company became part of British Rail in 1948.

The steam train known as 'The Jacobite' now travels the route between Fort William and Mallaig. It passes the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, and the village of Arisaig with its views of the islands of Eigg, Muck and Rum, before terminating at Mallaig

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Banavie Bridge, West Highland Railway

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

1930s; 1940s

bridges; swing bridges; postcards; steam trains; steam railways

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries - Illustrated postcards

This postcard shows the Banavie swing bridge at Banavie, near Fort William. It was built in 1901, to carry the West Highland Railway across the Caledonian Canal.<br /> <br /> The West Highland Railway, linking Mallaig to Glasgow, was originally built by the North British Railway Company.<br /> <br /> The route between Glasgow and Fort William was opened to passengers in 1894. This was followed seven years later by the Fort William to Mallaig route. The North British Railway Company became part of British Rail in 1948.<br /> <br /> The steam train known as 'The Jacobite' now travels the route between Fort William and Mallaig. It passes the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, and the village of Arisaig with its views of the islands of Eigg, Muck and Rum, before terminating at Mallaig