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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