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Written by Marcus Dawson - 31 Aug 2004
last update by David Ross - 14 Sep 2004
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Location notes
A small swing bridge over the Caledonian Canal (Leading to Loch Ness). There is a foot path leading across the line on the eastern side of the bridge.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger traffic is in the shape of Scotrail units such as 158s, there is also charter traffic hauled by the occasional 37 or 67.
Freight is infrequent but is usually 66s hauled on the Georgemas Junction - Mossend enterprise.
On the outskirts of Inverness, next to the Beauly Firth. So very open to the elements.
Road directions
Follow the signs for Beauly and Fort William out of Inverness. These will guide you on to the A862. The location is just after left turn. Park you car and follow the foot path across the Lock gates to the swing bridge.

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Inverness, Clachnaharry Sea Lock map co-ordinates
Roadside parking on the A862
Public transport
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There is a Pub on the main street in Clachnaharry which had a beer garden right beside the Railway.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Inverness, Clachnaharry Sea Lock

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Streetmap links
Inverness, Clachnaharry Sea Lock general view map
Inverness, Clachnaharry Sea Lock close up map

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Inverness, Clachnaharry Sea Lock

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Photographic notes
Any train crossing the bridge is subject to a permanent speed restriction of about 5mph so nothing will be speeding past, that said the trains will accelerate once they have cleared the bridge and take the curve into Inverness. The sun should be bang on the nose during summer mornings, becoming back lit after about lunchtime. A pair of steps is helpful to provide some elevation at the location.
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net GWRB tour - Chasing the 'Northern Lights'
Ewan's Railway Photos - Kyle to Greenloaning

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west - Photo by Ewan Tait

Fig 2 - Looking west - <i>Photo by Ewan Tait</i>

Fig 3 - Looking west - Photo by Ewan Tait

Fig 3 - Looking west - <i>Photo by Ewan Tait</i>

Fig 4 - Looking east - Photo by Ewan Tait

Fig 4 - Looking east - <i>Photo by Ewan Tait</i>

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