In Pictures: The Jacobite

The Jacobite steam train runs from Fort William to Mallaig, part of the West Highland Railway Line — probably Britain’s most scenic railway line. The train departs close to Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain and passes over the 21 arches of Glenfinnan viaduct, passes the Glenfinnan monument, which marks the place where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard to begin the 1745 Jacobite uprising. It visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig and passes the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar, before arriving in the small fishing village of Mallaig, where regular ferries depart for the outer isles.

The train has been operating on and off for more than 100 years and played the part of the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter film series.

Driver. Photo: author
Steam. Photo: author
Driver. Photo: author
Steam. Photo: author
Spectators at Neptune's Staircase. Photo: author.
Spectators at Neptune's Staircase. Photo: author.
Heather. Photo: author
Glenfinnan Viaduct. Photo: author
Glenfinnan Viaduct. Photo: author
Glenfinnan. Photo: author
Loch Morar. Photo: author
Mallaig. Photo: author.
Mallaig. Photo: author.
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