Around The World by Train. Journey #2 (of #224). West Highland Railway.

Fort William to Mallaig: West Highland Railway (Part 2).

The regular ScotRail service from Glasgow continues all the way to Mallaig (so in practice, you can actually cover the whole West Highland Line route on one train).

However, there’s a much more interesting way to travel between Fort William and Mallaig:

The Jacobite steam train (AKA The Harry Potter Express).


Web resources for the West Highland Railway:

Official Train Operator: www.scotrail.co.uk

Steam train operator: www.westcoastrailways.co.uk

West Highland Railway (Wikipedia)

Official Scotland Tourism Website

West Highland Line 4-Day Itinerary (Visit Scotland)

Dazzling views and a boy wizard keep magical rail route on track (Guardian)

West Highland Line -The World’s Best Rail Experience (Chaotic Scot)

Glasgow to Mallaig: Great Train Journeys (Telegraph)


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[photo credit: Visit Scotland]

Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct in Scotland with a steam train
Glenfinnan, Scotland, United Kingdom – September 9, 2015 : Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct in Scotland with the Jacobite steam train passing over