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Steam Train
Title: Steam Train
Description: Fort William station is the start of the famous West Highland Railway extension to the fishing port of Mallaig, opposite the Isle Of Skye. Here, The Jacobite steam service with 'The Lancashire Fusilier' at the head of the train awaits departure to Mallaig.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Loch Linnhe
Title: Steam Train - Loch Linnhe
Description: The train first heads north from Fort William, then turns west along the banks of Loch Linnhe.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Corpach
Title: Steam Train - Corpach
Description: This is the entrance to the Caledonian Canal at Corpach which leads north to Loch Lochy and then to Inverness. Fort William can be seen across the loch.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Neptune's Staircase
Title: Steam Train - Neptune's Staircase
Description: This fine series of eight locks takes the Caledonian Canal up 64 feet near Corpach. It is the longest staircase lock in the United Kingdom.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Ben Nevis
Title: Steam Train - Ben Nevis
Description: As the train heads west there are fine views towards Fort William with Ben Nevis in the background (when not covered in mist).
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Glenfinnan Viaduct
Title: Steam Train - Glenfinnan Viaduct
Description: After departing Fort William and heading west we cross over the most famous structure on the line - The Glenfinnan Viaduct. Recently famous due to its role in the Harry Potter films, this majestic structure provides a backdrop to the hills, loch and the nearby Glenfinnan Monument, at the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed to lead the Jacobite rebellion.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Glenfinnan Viaduct
Title: Steam Train - Glenfinnan Viaduct
Description: This view of the train crossing the viaduct is on the return trip to Fort William.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Glenfinnan Monument
Title: Steam Train - Glenfinnan Monument
Description: From the viaduct there is a clear view of Glenfinnan Monument at the head of Loch Shiel.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Glenfinnan Station
Title: Steam Train - Glenfinnan Station
Description: The steam train pauses for a break at Glenfinnan station to enable visitors to listen to the piper and visit the small museum.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Glenfinnan Signal Box
Title: Steam Train - Glenfinnan Signal Box
Description: Another attraction at the station is this fine West Highland Signal Box.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train
Title: Steam Train
Description: The line climbs into the hills where views over the sea lochs can be admired.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train
Title: Steam Train
Description: A view of the scenery from the train. Some views are still impressive on dull wet days!
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Chapel
Title: Steam Train - Chapel
Description: One of the man-made features of the route is this small isolated chapel which which now looks abandoned as the mist descends on the hills.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Arrival at Mallaig
Title: Steam Train - Arrival at Mallaig
Description: On arrival at Mallaig station, the passengers head for the nearest hotels and coffee shops for lunch! Opposite the station is the short ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye.
Date: September 2009
Steam Train - Awaiting Departure to Fort William
Title: Steam Train - Awaiting Departure to Fort William
Description: The engine has now been moved to the front of the train with the tender leading for the trip back to Fort William.
Date: September 2009
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