A stop on the West Highland railway

Banavie, near Fort William, February 2020

Banavie is a stop on the scenic West Highland Line, known in Scottiosh Gaelic as Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean, the Iron Road to the Isles.

This shot is taken at the bottom of the Neptune staircase, the longest staircase lock in Britain, on the Caledonian Canal. The bridge on the right is a swing bridge to allow the railway across the canal. Four stops on from here, towards Mallaig, is Glenfinnan of viaduct and Harry Potter fame.



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 9 September 2019

Posted as part of Weekend B&W

4 thoughts on “A stop on the West Highland railway

  1. Great image. Love the composition, atmospheric feel and variety of different textural qualities found within the image. Have shared the image. All appropriate attributions credited.


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