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Jacobite Steam Train

Scotland excels at scenic railroad journeys, and the route taken by the Jacobite Steam Train along part of the West Highland Railroad and the Mallaig Extension Railroad is widely regarded as one of the finest. Recapturing a golden era of steam rail travel for a new generation of visitors and enthusiasts, the Jacobite Steam Train was introduced in 1984. Since the earliest days of the railroad, powerful locomotives have been required to negotiate the demanding gradients presented by the Highland terrain.

Today, four beautifully restored steam locomotives take turns to make the eighty-two mile return trip from Fort William to Mallaig and back: the Lancashire Fusilier and its sister engine the North Briton; the Lord of the Isles, and the Sherwood Forester. These magnificent locomotives haul original British Rail First and Standard Class carriages which were originally in use in the 1960s and now bear a distinctive maroon livery.

Jacobite Steam Train operates every morning from Monday to Friday between May and October each year, with additional weekend and afternoon services added in Summer between June and August. 

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Edinburgh, Highlands & Islands
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2020MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands
Mrs C Inboden
“Everybody I dealt with at Great Rails was very knowledgeable and organized. Our experience was exactly as expected.
Highland Adventure
Mr D Fetterman
“Excellent vacation. Hotel great
Western Highlands & Hebrides
Mr P Johnson
“Thoroughly enjoyed the round of experiences in this vacation. A bit spoilt by the weather.
Grand Tour of the UK
Mrs L Janse
“There was just a little too much UK in 14 days. I looked forward to visitng Glasgow, but arriving n the evenimg and departing the next mornng diddn't give much time to do that.

A Journey of Outstanding Beauty

Despite its relatively short route, the Jacobite Steam Train presents passengers with an abundance of scenic highlights. The journey begins in Fort William, the largest town in the Highlands.

Fort William lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain, and the dramatic beauty of this region has resulted in its use in many films and television programmes.

The train follows the shore of scenic Loch Eil and begins its ascent toward the village of Glenfinnan. To get there, the train crosses the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct, built between 1897 and 1901. One of the first railroad viaducts constructed entirely from concrete, it features twenty-one arches and rises up to thirty metres from the valley floor to provide superb views of Loch Shiel.

 

 

 

Jacobite Steam Train

The sea, in the form of the Sound of Arisaig, is visible around the village of Arisaig which lays claim to the UK's westernmost railroad station. Here, the rugged coastline and the shore of Loch nan Ceall, on which Arisaig is situated, afford further unforgettable views. Mallaig is a traditional and picturesque Scottish fishing port, and gateway by ferry to the islands of Skye, Muck Eigg and Rum. No visit to Mallaig can be considered complete without sampling the freshly-caught fish and seafood offered by the village's restaurants.

The historic Glenfinnan Viaduct featured in three of the Harry Potter films and is an extremely popular point on the journey at which to take photographs from the train; taking up an appropriate position at the window well in advance is recommended.

 

 

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