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The Jacobite

By CliffGreen    
The Jacobite steam train runs between Fort William and Malliag between May and October. It is seen here crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

The viaduct, built by Sir Robert McAlpine, formed part of the Mallaig extension of the West Highland Railway which was constructed between 1897 and 1901. It is built entirely of concrete and consists of 21 arches each spanning 15metres and has a maximum height of 30 metres. Apparently the train and viaduct were used in the "Harry Potter" films (I must have been asleep) but I expect this was before the graffiti, which you can just see here, was added to the last coach.

Thanks to those who commented and voted on yesterday's upload "Sgurr Dubh".


Tags: Scotland Train Steam Glenfinnan Highlands Landscape and travel The jacobite Glenfinnan Viaduct

Voters: ColouredImages, IgorKo, SueEley and 80 more



SueEley 16 279 96 Wales
13 Jan 2013 6:52PM
Wonderful moment you have caught. Tiny pop of the contrast might make it even better? But being there is the main thing.
13 Jan 2013 6:52PM
Wonderful shot.
Alec1 15 4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 6:55PM
Super composed capture, love it.
tonyng Plus
13 13 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 6:58PM
Some view you have here. Great comp.
sirous5 14 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 7:28PM
Superb shot.
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
13 Jan 2013 7:32PM
You do need this high viewpoint to capture the train crossing the viaduct at it's best: fine shot, Cliff.
It's train journey I keep promising myself but have never managed thus far.
platzy 10 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 7:43PM
Fantastic composed image, great shot
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 8:00PM
Excellent use of curves Cliff - train, smoke and trees.
The red of the train works so well in the green and grey landscape.
JOKEN 14 3 10 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 8:07PM
A very fine image. I like the way the steam seems to follow the curve of the viaductkeb
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 8:34PM
A really lovely well-timed shot.
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
13 Jan 2013 8:56PM
Wonderful curve, Cliff, and the smoke follows it round making a very good composition.

HELANA 13 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 10:38PM
Gorgeous shot,love the vp. Grate composition.
canonfan 12 7 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 11:54PM
Excellent composition and well captured. Top marks
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
14 Jan 2013 12:04AM
Superb composition and timing, Cliff. Excellent image.
Good comp and I'm loving that steam, well timed on the train

CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 10:33AM
Oh yes, definitely a touch of the 'Harry Potters'!
14 Jan 2013 11:53AM
A grand angle you've managed by a bit of hiking up the hill here Cliff, what a shame that the graffiti fanatics have to spoil so many things for their "enjoyment ".

GlenP 17 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 3:34PM
Cracking shot Cliff on my to do list!

Maiwand 16 3 73 England
14 Jan 2013 6:51PM
Absolutely stunning capture here Cliff. A real classic shot for the steam buffs. Perfect timing and exposure.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 2:46PM
Outstanding shot Cliff, and so sorry I have viewed too late to give my UA
will not allow me to
just know I think this is 1st class shot
fazzer 13 54 7 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 7:02PM
Beautiful image Smile
brownsilent 16 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 9:34PM
Perfect in every aspect.
Gerryrys 11 1 France
21 Jan 2013 4:01PM
Very nicely done.

senn 11 5 1 Belgium
21 Jan 2013 6:26PM
grandiose capture here, .. almost 3D, stunning DOF and great comp
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 5:59PM
gosh!!! where were you to get this belter
Richsr 16 91 224 England
23 Jan 2013 10:56AM
Good view point for this sweeping of the line over the viaduct, well timed and good details too
Regards Richard
NeilWigan Plus
12 17 16 England
26 Jan 2013 4:37PM
The coach trip didnt allow for this view point but we got some from the hill behind the tourist information centre .A fine capture.
AnnChown 13 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 7:36AM
Superb composition Cliff!
BydoR9 11 212 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 3:05PM
Great image! Smile
22 May 2013 8:41PM
What a fantastic image, Cliff!
I can almost see the Ford Anglia behind the exhaust gases!
silverfoxey 13 17 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 11:40AM
Great captured image Cliff, as you must have planned this shot beforehand. You have got the train at the right time on this super viaduct location. Well done. James Smile

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