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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.
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'Everyone expects me to say Glenfinnan but I love driving down Loch Eilside heading to Fort William with the sun rising above the Ben.'

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Drivers: Eva Brodie, a driver from Ayr who has featured in the campaign by First ScotRail to increase the number of women drivers.
First ScotRail 01/02/2007

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

The popular steam-hauled Jacobite train that doubled for the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films is set to run seven days a week for its entire seven-month season next year.
(Permalink) Hogwarts Express Jacobite Mallaig Extension

No-one with an interest in 20th century Highland history can afford to be without this very satisfying book, according to reviewer Hugh Cheape.
(Permalink) Mallaig Extension Thomas McAlpine

Rail passengers are experiencing disruption following a landslip on the West Highland Line. A Network Rail spokesperson said: 'The line between Fort William and Mallaig is currently closed due to a landslip beneath the track near Lochailort.'
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A passenger train was derailed after heavy rain and a rapid thaw of snow caused a massive 1,000-tonne landslip, investigators have found. [Alongside Loch Eilt.]
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A landslide that closed a stretch of Highland railway line for most of the weekend has been cleared and repairs at the track completed.
About 100 tonnes of mud and stones were washed across part of the Fort William and Mallaig line near Lochailort during heavy rain on Thursday.
Travel on the nearby A830 road was also affected for a time by the same landslide.
ScotRail said the work to the railway line was completed at 20:00 on Sunday.
The normal timetable resumed on the line on Monday morning, when the A830 was also fully reopened to traffic.
(Permalink) Landslide Lochailort Mallaig Extension ScotRail West Highland Lines

Rail and road travel in parts of the Highlands are being disrupted following a landslide.
The landslip has blocked the railway line between Fort William and Mallaig and the nearby A830 since about 18:00 on Thursday.
ScotRail said there was disruption to services between Glasgow Queen Street and Mallaig terminating at or starting from Fort William.
The A830 is shut between the Lochailort and Drumsallie junction.
The landslide happened during a period of heavy downpours that affected Skye, Mull, the west Highlands and Argyll. The Met Office issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of heavy rain earlier this week.
(Permalink) Landslide Lochailort Mallaig Extension ScotRail West Highland Lines


Lochailort: Black 5 no 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier at the head of 'The Royal Highlander' tackles the 1 in 50 out of Lochailort heading for Mallaig.
John Gray /07/2012


Fort William: View over the clean and colourful concourse of the 1975 Fort William station looking towards the platforms in the autumn of 2005. A service to Glasgow Queen Street is getting ready to leave platform 1 ...
John Furnevel 29/09/2005


Mallaig: As near as I could get 48 years on... see image [[24161]]. The 16.05 Mallaig - Glasgow Queen Street service almost ready to commence its journey on 28 July 2011. (Note the modern-day practice of kee ...
Colin Miller 28/07/2011

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