Monday, August 10, 2009

North to Fort William

Here is LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier' on its way north on Friday for duties on the Fort William - Mallaig run, The Jacobite. More about the locomotive here.

The photo shows 45407 nosing into the loop at Beattock Summit to allow a regular (fast) Virgin Trains service to overtake on the West Coast Main Line.

Here it is again, steaming up the Clyde valley near Lamington.

The locals are unperturbed! The locomotive and support crew had begun their journey at 04.00 in the morning, and were due to arrive in Fort William Yard at 17.25.

Photos © Skip Cottage

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