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The Jacobite on the Loch nan Uamh viaduct

The Jacobite on the Loch nan Uamh viaduct
A couple of days after we took the 'steam' train ourselves (which was actually a diesel), there was a wee bit of drizzle and low cloud. This meant that the Jacobite could run in all her steamy glory. So we timed our arrival at the Loch nan Uamh viaduct so that we'd be in plenty of time - that's my wee white van under one of the arches - and waited. After about three quarters of an hour, an unmistakable clanking was heard, a rumbling was felt, and the train powered gloriously above us, belching out smoke and steam.

Loch nan Uamh is pronounced 'oo-av', I think. The viaduct was built of concrete, by 'Concrete Bob' Robert McAlpine.

E. Adam Galehr, Rosa Maria Riquelme, buonacoppi, Susanne Hoy and 15 other people have particularly liked this photo

12 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful composition.
3 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Impressive shot!

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3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Top shot, indeed!!
3 years ago.
That's a great photograph. So atmospheric.
3 years ago.
Xata club
Gorgeous take, the mist and the steam matching...
3 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Your beautiful capture is greatly admired
Historical & Architectural Gems
3 years ago.
MaggsMep club
Smashing shot. What sort of van have you got?
3 years ago.
 Costa & Stephie
Costa & Stephie
The Horse & Cart viaduct
3 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Gorgeous "steamer" !
3 years ago.
Ecobird club
A lovely shot Rabbit. Very atmospheric with all that steam and mist.
3 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Great picture! Well composed. It looks great how the steam train drives over the viaduct. I also like the fog over the mountains.
3 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Perfectly timed and beautifully captured.....................some nice leading lines in the foreground and the mist makes it very atmospheric.
3 years ago.

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