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  • Day53

    Jacobite train day 53 Thu 14 Jun 2018

    June 14, 2018 in the United Kingdom

    Rained and windy all night. Jacobite steam train today from Fort William to Mallaig return an 84 mile trip in total. We were in the last carriage of a seven carriage train pulled by a steam locomotive similar to the 3801 in Sydney. The carriage was wooden and the seat numbers were 13f and 14f meaning we faced forward across a shared table in the direction of travel towards Mallaig. As it was raining this was a good way to spend the day. The windows were fogged up and distance views were rain obscured however the strong wind prevented any fog from forming despite the steam from the engine from giving the occasional illusion of fog. The train stopped on the Glenfinnan Viaduct so we could take photos. (In Harry Potter films). The burns and rivers were raging and the coast was windswept, waterfalls everywhere. At Mallaig we had lunch in a pub waiting for the return train. Yvonne had local crayfish. The weather improved for the return trip, and the rain stopped. We saw three deer in woodland next to the train. At Fort William we looked at the old Fort site then did a walk following the river Loch to the Inverlochy Castle ruin. Then dinner, shopping and back to the Ben Nevis Guest House.Read more