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Hallglen Railway Tunnel


(Falkirk Railway Tunnel)

Hallglen Railway Tunnel (also known as the Falkirk Railway Tunnel) lies immediately to the southeast of Falkirk High Station, routing the Edinburgh-Glasgow mainline beneath the ridge to the south of Callendar Park. This route was necessary because the local landowner, William Forbes (1806-55), was unwilling to allow the railway to be visible from his home, Callendar House. The 774-m (2539-foot) long tunnel opened with the railway in 1842 and now also passes beneath the village of Hallglen.


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