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This evening,I am presenting a couple of video clips of the famous steam train which covers one of the most scenic rail routes in Britain, from Fort William in the Scottish Highlands up to Mallaig and then back again. The return trip takes most of a day and well patronised. The journey is very popular with devotees of the Harry Potter stories in which the train featured as the Hogwarts Express.

Clich here for a clip of the train as it passes over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. This structure is famous in its own right owing to it being the first concrete bridge ever built.

Click here for a view of the train as it winds its way up to Glenfinnan and beyond.

Apologies for camera shake which is due a combination of wind and precarious vantage point.

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Today, started damp/wet in Fort William with weather pattern remaining that way for much of the day. However, this did not curtail our touring activities and enjoyment thereof.

First stop was Fort William rail station to see and photograph the ‘Harry Potter’ Jacobite Steam Train as it built up steam thereby providing good video and still pics.

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