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“The Jacobite”

“The Jacobite” is the vintage steam train which runs from Fort William, through some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland, to the picturesque fishing port of Mallaig.

While this trip has always been a popular attraction with tourists visiting the Scottish highlands, the “Harry Potter” movies where the ” Hogwarts Express” crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct has helped boost the popularity of this nostalgic journey. On its journey the “Jacobite” does cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct just like in the movies.

The image of the train below, was captured last week, during a short visit to the Scottish Highlands, as it travelled along the shoreline of Loch Eil, 4 – 5 miles from Fort William, on its way to Mallaig

More details at http://www.westcoastrailways.co.uk/jacobite/Jacobite_Details.html and for a journey across the Glenfinnan Viaduct on “The Jacobite” click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_GjT9nlAeM&feature=related

The Jacobite


11 responses

  1. Inspired and pretty

    That’s a very beautiful vintage train, it resembles the train in Harry Potter ! Your photo is superb Jim !

    May 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    • Thanks Jocelyne. I must try the journey next time.

      May 27, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  2. beautiful! love the vintage train and you made a perfect composition!

    May 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    • Thanks Joanna

      May 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm

  3. Beautiful shot Jim, and a very sharp looking train. There’s an old rusty trestle that I love to photograph in my town, and I’ve been dying to catch a passing train (which is rare and irregular) when Im set up there.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    May 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    • Thanks Chris. As the train was approaching I shot 3 images and selected the best.

      May 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm

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