Thursday 23 July saw the unveiling of the plaque awarded to Ballochmyle Viaduct in Scotland at the 2014 National Railway Heritage Awards.
The viaduct, which was entered by Network Rail, won the London Underground Operational Enhancement Award, which is given to the scheme that demonstrates the greatest improvement in accessibility whilst sustaining the location’s heritage features.
Work started in November 2013 on a £1.4 million scheme to arrest the deterioration of the viaduct. The work on the structure, which was originally completed in 1848 when it was the largest masonry arch in the world, was considerable, including the insertion of spandrel ties in six of the seven arches.
The plaque was unveiled by Mike Ashworth, Heritage & Design Manager for London Underground, on behalf of the sponsors.

 

Ballochmyle plaque

The plaque unveiled at Ballochmyle Viaduct on 23 July 2015 with, from left, Mike Ashworth, Heritage & Design Manager London Underground, Andy Stocks, Operational Director, Scotland, Carillion, and Andy Savage, Director of the Railway Heritage Trust and Trustee of the National Railway Heritage Awards. The plaque will be raised slightly now that it has been formally unveiled to avoid possible damage from vandalism.