Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Saturday 13 October - West Highland Line: Crianlarich to Glasgow

The last 50 miles of the journey to Scotland's biggest city take about two hours. The line passes through some great mountain scenery, and beyond the hamlet of Ardlui close to Loch Lomond. You don't see many pictures, because of trees along the line. At the station, shared by Arrochar and Tarbet, the railway crossed west to pass high above Loch Long towards Helensburgh. It passes the village of Garelochhead and the naval facility at Faslane, where Britain's nuclear submarines are based. The final 20 miles along the River Clyde are covered at high speed, averaging 60 mph rather than the 40 mph common in the Highlands. Bowling Basin lies at the end of the Forth & Clyde canal, which will feature next in this narrative.


  1. Magical managed to take some stunning photos from the train. I so enjoy coming to look at them all.
    I crossed the Erskine Bridge when I left Glasgow to tour the HIghlands and Islands and ended up on the East coast instead of the west...don't ask me how...I'm only a woman.  Lol!
    Thanks for sharing thee.  I could sit and look at them again and again and never get bored.

  2. What beautiful scenery....June:)