RailPictures.Net Photo: 45407 London Midland & Scottish Railway LMS Black 5 Class 4-6-0 at Glen Mamie, United Kingdom by David Honan
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London Midland & Scottish Railway (more..)
LMS Black 5 Class 4-6-0 (more..)
West Highland Line (more..)
Glen Mamie, United Kingdom (more..)
October 11, 2012
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
45407 (more..)
Jacobite (more..)
David Honan (more..)
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It wouldn't be a proper visit to the coast of Scotland without some rain. I got thoroughly drenched the last full day we were in the West Highlands standing on a few different hillsides waiting for trains. I stood on this particular slope for quite a while in an ill-fated attempt to shoot the Royal Scotsman luxury excursion train crossing the Loch nan Uamh Viaduct; I expected it to run east from a planned stop in Arisaig after the mid-day westbound Sprinter, but it never showed -- to this day I still have no clue if the train even made it west of Fort William on the 11th.

After 45 minutes of getting soaked I gave up on seeing the special, but figured it wasn't worth the effort of slip-sliding back down the hill to seek shelter until the eastbound Jacobite was due. Kept company by a lone power pole (which only occasionally sheltered my face from the rain), after an hour and a half of watching the tide creep in the steam train finally showed up, blasting out of the Loch nan Uamh Tunnels in a cacophony of glorious noise. As I later admitted to my wife -- but not until after having been a miserable wet dog for the rest of the afternoon -- all the waiting and soaking was, end the end, absolutely worth it.
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