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Steam Days | The Fishing Line

Travel on the footplate on the West Highland Line.

CHANNEL | BBC 2

FIRST BROADCAST | 15 July 1986

DURATION | 29 minutes 4 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1986

Synopsis

Miles Kington travels from Fort William across the western Highlands via Glenfinnan to Mallaig. While observing breathtaking scenery and stunning engineering achievements, Kington uncovers what the railway meant to the traditional crofting communities that had been devastated by the Highland clearances.

Did you know?

The 21-arch Glenfinnan viaduct has always been an engineering marvel. It has attracted a different kind of fame more recently due to its appearance in the 'Harry Potter' films, when the Hogwarts Express steams across it towards the school of witchcraft and wizardry.

Contributors

Presenter
Willie Corrigan
Contributor
Contributor
Ronnie Maclellan
Contributor
Bill McAlpine
Contributor
Producer
Producer

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