Classic locos make surprise appearance on West Highland Line

NO F11 SPECIAL TRAIN IN FORT
NO F11 SPECIAL TRAIN IN FORT

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Keen young engine drivers of the future, three-year-old twins, Benjamin and Alfie MacGowan, were very excited when their dad, Scott, took them to see the special West Highlander train hauled by classic diesel-electric locomotives belonging to multi-millionaire rail enthusiast, Jeremy John Hosking, which pulled into Fort William station on a route proving and exploration visit at the weekend.

The train has been visiting locations throughout Scotland to familiarise staff with the areas for when the company’s rail holidays are allowed to restart. However, there was concern in Glenfinnan after the train parked overnight on the village’s world-famous viaduct on Saturday as part of planning for exclusive luxury holidays

Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos

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