Glenfarg North Tunnel

A disused railway tunnel in Perth and Kinross, Glenfarg North Tunnel is located ¾ mile (1.2 km) south southwest of Aberargie and a half-mile (1 km) north of the slightly longer Glenfarg South Tunnel. Both tunnels were the work of William Galbraith (1829 - 1914) and opened in 1890 for the Inverkeithing & Perth Section of the North British Railway, which followed a difficult route climbing from Strath Earn into the Ochill Hills, involving a steep gradient, tunnels and viaducts. The tunnel extends to 463m (1521 feet). Much of the lining is concrete, a novel material at the time, but a more traditional brick lining is used for the first few metres of the tunnel beyond the masonry portals. At least three workers died during the construction of the tunnel and several more were seriously injured.

The line remained in use until 1970 when it was sacrificed to allow the M90 motorway to occupy sections of the route. The tunnel remains extant, in fair condition and is accessible.

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