The West Highland 'Jacobite' Train

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The idea of a few days holiday in Fort William was to video and travel on 'The Jacobite'.  The first stop on the videoing quest was obviously the Glenfinnan viaduct.  Although I couldn't afford the helicopter to film it same way as the Harry Potter film, the Black 5 No 5407 still made a very impressive sight as it crossed the viaduct and started the climb up to Glenfinnan Station. The next video point was just to the north of Glenfinnan Station.  The Black 5 slipped madly on the departure from the station which unfortunately can only be heard, but not seen, on the above video.  But the video is a good example a 5407 working really hard up the bank away from the station even though I say it myself!.  Information on 5407 is available on this Wikipedia link.
First train to be seen at Fort William is the overnight sleeper with the ubiquitous 67007 at the head.  The morning looked really dull but the day turned out to be great and a fine time chasing 'The Jacobite' to Mallaig was in store 5407 rests at Glenfinnan Station in the afternoon sunshine, on the return journey to Fort William.  Passenger on the outbound train get a long enough break to visit the small, (but interesting) museum in the station building.  The more observant of you may notice the engines nameplate 'The Lancashire Fusilier' is missing.  It was apparently 'borrowed' to fit another Black 5 appearing in an episode of Coronation Street!
 So this is how we know when the tender is full!  The driver gives a toot on the whistle and the hydrant at the station gets turned off!  There is even more Black 5 information on this Wikipedia link. Glenfinnan's well kept station basks in the afternoon sunshine awaiting 'The Jacobites' return from Mallaig. The scenery on the route is generally spectacular and if you've never travelled on the train - then put it on your list of 'must do's'
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