|R346||125th Anniversary of the Opening of the West Highland Railway to Fort William||£10.95||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 07/08/2019
Issue Name: 125th Anniversary of the Opening of the West Highland Railway to Fort Willi
Producer: Buckingham Covers
To mark the 125th Anniversary of the Opening of the West Highland Railway to Fort William we have produced this stunning cover featuring the 44871 heading up Beasdale Bank on the Fort William to Mallaig line on the Jacobite service. With a 1st Class Scottish Regional stamp and Fort William postmark, postmarked on the day of the anniversary.
125th Anniversary of The Opening of the West Highland Railway to Fort William
In 1894, the railway line, Fort William was publicly opened. The line had been constructed despite the remote and difficult terrain and was opened in two stages: the section from Craigendoran to Fort William opened in 1894, with a short extension to Banavie on the Caledonian Canal opening in 1895.
Considered by many to be the most scenic rail journey in the world, the West Highland Line leaves Glasgow behind and delves deep into the wild west coast - used in the Harry Potter films for the Hogwarts Express.
There’s much more to it though. You can only see this side of Scotland by train – You travel from the west coast, through the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The line splits at Crianlarich, carrying you either past Loch Awe to Oban, or high up to Rannoch Moor, through remote wilderness and on to Fort William and Mallaig.
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