Caledonian Sleeper – New Mk 5 Carriages

New carriages for the Caledonian Sleeper have appeared on the West Highland Line for the first time, on daytime trial runs. Photographers got a glimpse of the eagerly-awaited Mk 5 coaches during several weekdays in April, when a Class 73 locomotive worked from Glasgow to Arrochar and back. 10 April…

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TICKET INFO

This section highlights some ways you could save money on your West Highland Line rail ticket. Ticket advice is available from ScotRail (travel passes & discounts) and the Caledonian Sleeper. Detailed fares information may be found at www.brfares.com and http://data.atoc.org/fares-data. PlusBus For £2.20 in addition to your ScotRail ticket you…

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Loch Long Tree Clearance

Yet more stunning scenic views from the train have been recovered on the WHL at Morelaggan, above Loch Long, after removal of lineside vegetation. The Network Rail/ScotRail Alliance completed the work, having committed to continue tree removal following previous successful clearances led by the Friends at other locations on the…

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Gorton

Gorton is not a station on the line and never was available for public use. It is situated half way between Bridge of Orchy and Rannoch stations. It is a remote location with a passing loop which originally housed a signal box and accommodation for the signal man and his…

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VIDEOS

First visit of the Midland Pullman (2021) Angus Duncan brilliantly capturing this unique and incredibly popular occasion when the train went to Fort William and Mallaig Angus Duncan on Twitter: “South through a bright but breezy Glen Falloch. https://t.co/z7SxKtMuO3” / Twitter Angus Duncan on Twitter: “The Midland Pullman reaches a…

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