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Steam across the Clachnaharry Swing Bridge

Posted in Clachnaharry, Scotland by folkestonejack on April 18, 2011

I took a short video clip of LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0s 44871 and 45407 hauling the Great Britain IV railtour through Clachnaharry on the evening of 18th April 2011 with the one way working from Wick to Inverness. At Clachnaharry the locomotives pass a traditional wooden signal box and cross the swing bridge over the Caledonian Canal. The glorious evening sun of the previous day was nowhere to be seen, but the sight was still worth coming out to see…

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The Caledonian Canal and Clachnaharry

Posted in Clachnaharry, Scotland by folkestonejack on April 18, 2011

In the late afternoon I headed out of the town centre and followed the Caledonian Canal through its final few locks to Clachnaharry. I took a walk out to the last lock and enjoyed the sight of some of the regular ScotRail services passing over the Swing bridge here before the arrival of the two black fives (LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0s 44871 and 45407) with the Great Britain IV railtour from Wick to Inverness.