The sun emerged for less than a minute, shining directly on the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct as the Jacobite steamed over it on its way from Fort William to Mallaig in the Scottish Highlands.
The Jacobite steam train does not look the slightest bit out of place running through the ancient-looking landscapes of the Scottish Highlands on this cold and damp May afternoon.
The foreboding mountains surround Loch Morar loom in the distance as The Jacobite steam train covers the last few miles on its journey to the coastal town of Mallaig on the western highlands line.
The Jacobite puts on a show as it cross the trestle over the inlet stream of a coastal loch on its run to Mallaig. Far beyond the bridge is the North Atlantic Ocean.
Led by "Black Five" 44871, the Jacobite steam train stretches its legs on the level grade along Loch Eilt on its first run to Mallaig of 2013. Despite it being mid-May, a dusting of fresh snow fro... (more)
Charging toward the Lech-a-vute summit on a typically gloomy and damp autumnal Scottish morning, Black 5 No. 45407 leaves behind a long trail of smoke amongst the craggy lower slopes of Sgurr a'Mh... (more)
A chilly autumn morning made for a spectacular show as "Black 5" No. 45407 charged across Glenfinnan Viaduct with the daily Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig. Deep in Glen F... (more)
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 f... (more)
A chilly autumn morning made for a spectacular show as "Black 5" No. 45407 charged across Glenfinnan Viaduct with the daily Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig. Deep in Glen ... (more)
Like a scene from a storybook: "Black 5" No. 45407, named The Lancashire Fusilier, briefly pops out into daylight between the short Leachabhuidh Tunnels on a typically dreary day in ... (more)