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andygolfer does the Jacobite 7-7-2017

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andygolfer does the Jacobite 7-7-2017

Post by andygolfer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:14 pm

I've wanted to ride the Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig for a very long time and last week as part of my Scottish trains holiday I got the tick on my bucket list :thumbs: The weather wasn't perfect but it was still excellent. These are some of my photos:

lots of people to see us off at Fort william:
Imagejacobite steam train 07-07-2017 4392 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

nice smoke!
Imagejacobite steam train 07-07-2017 4404 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

glenfinnan viaduct
Imagejacobite steam train glenfinnan viaduct 07-07-2017 4534 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Glenfinnan station
Imagejacobite steam train glenfinnan station 07-07-2017 4563 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

an 'ut
Imagejacobite steam train 07-07-2017 4736 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

at Mallaig
Imagejacobite steam train 5MT 45407 07-07-2017 4401 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

leaving Mallaig
Imagejacobite steam train MALLAIG 07-07-2017 4893 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Imagejacobite steam train 07-07-2017 4596 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

the outbound train passing at Glenfinnan station
Imagejacobite steam train 45212 glenfinnan station 07-07-2017 5100 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

the viaduct again on the return journey
Imagejacobite steam train glenfinnan viaduct 07-07-2017 5114 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and another in mono
Imagejacobite steam train glenfinnan viaduct 07-07-2017 5121 mono by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Imagejacobite steam train lochailort 07-07-2017 5008 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

some scenery:
Imageglennfinnan & loch shie 4527 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Imagejacobite steam train loch eil 07-07-2017 4466 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and finally one of me on the footplate (had to be done, didn't it!)
Imagejacobite steam train ME ON 5MT 45407 07-07-2017 4843 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

loads more, especially scenery in my flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545 ... 114766423/

thanks for looking C&C welcome

Andy (with a big grin on his face!). :)
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Re: andygolfer does the Jacobite 7-7-2017

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:52 pm

Lovely set Andy with a nice mix of viewpoints and angles. It really is a great setting for a heritage run. We did it last year and found myself sitting opposite a chap I worked with a few years ago - small world!
This year we drove Fort William -Malaig to take the Skye ferry. The views just aren't he same from the road though!

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Post by andygolfer » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:40 am

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Nighthawke wrote:Lovely set Andy with a nice mix of viewpoints and angles. It really is a great setting for a heritage run. We did it last year and found myself sitting opposite a chap I worked with a few years ago - small world!
This year we drove Fort William -Mallaig to take the Skye ferry. The views just aren't he same from the road though!

I drove it 22 years ago and I thought then that the railway would have better views hence I always wanted to do it. Generally I think the railway is better but the old coast road now the B8008 which was by passed about 10 years ago by the new dual carriageway (the old road was the only single track A road in the UK) has terrific coastal views between Arisaig and Morar and if you are driving to Mallaig and have time it is worth driving the old road to see it. Overall, yes the railway has better views but you need to do both.
The railway has gained even more popularity especially with children due to the Harry Potter effect, they even have a small Haarry Potter shop on the train! I suppose the films got another generation interested in steam trains so that's a very good thing and I was amazed at the number of people on the hillsides around the Glenfinnan viaduct waiting to see the train cross it - that's a pic I still haven't got so a return is a must at some point as that is one view you won't get when actually on the train. Glenfinnan and the sea loch is a superb view.
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Re: andygolfer does the Jacobite 7-7-2017

Post by Mike » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:23 am

Lovely shots Andy (apart from the last one, obviously :lol: ), have been down that way by road many times, but never by train - maybe one day ! :thumb:
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