One of the RBMN's diesels eases the passenger train to a stop for the real star of the day, 4-6-2 #425, to couple up while a crowd of passengers boards to take a ride to Jim Thorpe.
A pair of Class 11 diesel "shunters" rests in the station of the Caledonian Steam Rwy at Brechin. 120 of these 350 HP units were built from 1945-1952.
Moments prior to departure with our afternoon "tea service," the day's power - an immaculate 1899 example of Scottish steam - runs around in the Aviemore station to couple up. On left Ne... (more)
With the engineer peering through the window at the platform ahead, The Jacobite pulls in for a quick station stop at Arisaig. The station was open at 1901, and when the line went to an electronic... (more)
In one of the halls of the National Museum of Scotland we find the 2nd oldest surviving locomotive in the world: the Wylam Dilly. It was built in 1815, and sister locomotive the Puffing Billy whic... (more)
45157 rolls west towards the coast though the remote highlands passing this frequently photographed church.
At the end of the day the crew tops off their "Austerity" with water and prepares to put her away for the night in the classic brick engine house.
There is always something moving in the 20 platform Edinburgh Waverly station. During our visit the local news was filled with UK resident's outrage at late running trains. On this day, they were ... (more)
As our train rolls by, we get a glimpse of several of the line's serviceable vintage diesels including a class 8 switcher ("shunter" to UK fans) as well as Class 31 and 27 road units resting in fr... (more)
After the 10 mile trek through the Cairngorm National Forrest from Aviemore, the power for our afternoon "tea train" runs around to the south end of the train for the return trip. This 1... (more)
After struggling a bit to gain her footing, 45157 accelerates her 6 coaches up grade out of the Glenfinnan station stop with a clean stack.
Driving through eastern Scotland we stumbled upon road signs pointing to the "Caledonian Steam Rwy". So naturally we decided to investigate. No sooner did we drive up, did this tiny 1926... (more)
Just minutes after an on time departure from Fort William, the second Jacobite of the day is already making good time crossing the River Lochy.
Black 5 45407 "The Lancashire Fusilier" (which for 2018 has been disguised as 45157 "The Glasgow Highlander") stomps through the station at the village of Morar without stoppin... (more)
My first encounter with UK preserved railways was the relatively modest 5 mile long Bo’ness and Kinneil Rwy just outside of Edinburgh Scotland. The UK preserved lines certainly don't fail to impre... (more)