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The Jacobite steam train, which doubled as The Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies, has completed its first run of the season.
(Permalink) Jacobite Mallaig Mallaig Extension

The famous steam train used in the films will start summer trips this month. The Jacobites first scheduled run this summer will be Monday 26 April, the day the Scottish Government lifts restrictions on travel following the coronavirus lockdown.
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Corpach: K1 No.62005 races away from Corpach with The Jacobite on a sunny October morning.
John Gray 21/10/2016


Loch nan Uamh Viaduct: After days of heavy rain, today dawned fine and clear, with light winds. I deployed the drone for this shot of K1 No.62005 crossing the viaduct at Loch nan Uahm with the morning Jacobite for Ma ...
John Gray 07/06/2019


Beasdale No 118 Tunnel: The noise can be heard for miles around as Black 5 no 44871 emerges from the first tunnel on the climb up Beasdale Bank on 13 October. The locomotive is at the head of The Jacobite on its way t ...
John Gray //

It's considered by many to be the most scenic rail journey in the world, and now armchair admirers can sit back and enjoy it from the comfort of their own home.

(Permalink) Fort William Mallaig West Highland Line West Highland Railway

Newly-discovered photos documenting the construction of a world famous Highland railway line are set to star in a TV documentary later this week [31st].
(Permalink) BBC Alba Ceol na Loidhne Fort William Glenfinnan Glenfinnan Viaduct Loch nan Uamh Viaduct Mallaig Mallaig Extension Polnish Song of the Track West Highland Railway

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the current restrictions that are being imposed throughout Scotland, we have had to bring forward the end of the Jacobite season for 2020 to Friday 6th November. The Morning service will now run each day Monday to Friday to Friday 6th November.
(Permalink) COVID-19 Fort William Jacobite Mallaig West Coast Railways

severe weather will impact rail services between Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness, ScotRail has warned. The rail operator has advised passengers that recent rough weather has necessitated the cancellation of some Monday morning services between the Highland capital and Lochalsh. 'Due to severe weather, services on our Oban/Mallaig & Kyle of Lochalsh routes will be disrupted tomorrow morning [Monday],' said a spokesman.
(Permalink) Inverness Kyle of Lochalsh Mallaig Oban Weather cancellations

An online poll has been launched by Uist and Barra Independent Councillors to get local community feedback on options to change the Lochboisdale to Mallaig ferry timetable to enable rail connections in Mallaig.
(Permalink) Caledonian MacBrayne Lochboisdale Mallaig

The steam train runs trips between Fort William and Mallaig.
(Permalink) COVID-19 Fort William Jacobite Mallaig

New public toilets worth £450,000 will be built to replace crumbling buildings at two scenic west coast tourist attractions. [Railscot note: the site in Mallaig is approximately the location of the former locomotive shed near the station.]
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