Harry Potter fans will recognize the aqueduct which was used in filming two of the movies. Although most of these photos were also taken from a moving train, I had the advantage of slower speeds than the main commute trains and an open window where I stood between the cars.
The train runs excursions between Ft. William and Mallaig. For some, it is also the means to get to some of the small towns in between as this area is well known for its walking trails and b&b vacations spots.
|The white steam from our engine lingers over the viaduct. At this point we are moving away from it.|
|Typical rock, tree, bracken view along the route|
|My favorite photos from the train were of this small kirk (Scots for church). This one includes the train. Although|
the kirk seems to stand all by itself with no one to be a parishioner, there is a small village below the hill.
|At times the sun came out brightly. Loved the small stone walkway above the tracks.|
|All the the UK gets far more rainfall than this Californian is accustomed to, but no where did we see more water|
that in the highlands where creeks and waterfalls were a constant view from the train.
|The highlands are often rocky, though in low spots the kettles left from the glaciers dominate.|
|This is a "dual carriage way" running thru the highlands.|