Videos tagged with "railway"
February Afternoon Drive Over Forth Road Bridge Firth Of Forth Scotland [01:15]
Tour Scotland February late afternoon video of a drive North over the Forth Road Bridge on visit to the Firth Of Forth. This Scottish suspension bridge, opened in 1964, spans the Firth of Forth, connecting the capital city Edinburgh, at South Queensferry, to Fife, at North Queensferry. The first crossing at what is now the site of the bridge was established in the 11th century by Margaret, queen consort of King Malcolm III, who founded a ferry service to transport religious pilgrims from Edinburgh to Dunfermline Abbey and St Andrews. Its creation gave rise to the port towns of Queensferry and North Queensferry, which remain to this day; and the service remained in uninterrupted use as a passenger ferry for over eight hundred years. As early as the 1740s there were proposals for a road crossing at the site, although their viability was only considered following the construction of the first Forth railway bridge in 1890.
February View Passenger Train Crossing Forth Railway Bridge North Queensferry Scotland [00:32]
Tour Scotland February view of a Passenger Train crossing the cantilever Forth Railway Bridge over the Firth of Forth on visit to North Queensferry, Fife. This Scottish bridge connects Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, with Fife, leaving the Lothians at Dalmeny and arriving in Fife at North Queensferry; it acts as a major artery connecting the north-east and south-east of the country. The bridge is an iconic Scottish landmark.
Barge Boat Cruising on the Forth and Clyde Canal Scotland [01:23]
Tour Scotland video of an old Dutch Barge boat cruising on visit to the Forth and Clyde Canal. This Scottish canal opened in 1790, crossing central Scotland; it provided a route for the seagoing vessels of the day between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde at the narrowest part of the Scottish Lowlands. It is 35 miles long and it runs from the River Forth near Grangemouth to the River Clyde at Bowling, and had an important basin at Port Dundas in Glasgow. Successful in its day, it suffered as the seagoing vessels were built larger and could no longer pass through. The railway age further impaired the success of the canal.
Winter Sleet And Snow Passenger Train Perth Perthshire Scotland [00:28]
Tour Scotland Winter video of sleet and snow falling on a passenger train on the railway bridge crossing the River Tay on visit to Perth, Perthshire.
River Leven And Viaduct Leslie Fife Scotland [01:01]
Tour Scotland video of River Leven and the railway viaduct on visit to Leslie, Fife. The viaduct was built in the 1850s as part of the Markinch to Leslie railway line after the Earl of Rothes objected to the lines crossing his land. The railway also had to be elevated to cross the River Leven. The last run of a steam train over the structure was in 1965 when the Scottish Branch Line Society called in with an enthusiasts Special Train. It is now used by walkers and cyclists. This Scottish viaduct was designed by Sir Thomas Bouch, who also designed the first Tay Railway Bridge, built in 1877, but which collapsed on December 28th the following year in a storm.