‘Jacobite’ operation extended

WEST Coast Railway Company will further extend its scheduled Scottish steam operation after the success of its Christmas ‘Jacobite’ trains.

‘Black Five’ No. 45407 climbs towards Glenfinnan station during one of the main line ‘Santa Specials’ on December 21. EIKE SEKINE

In 2017, the season will start with ‘Easter Eigg’ specials on April 14-21, with the main operation running from April 24 to October 27 (weekdays) and June 17 to October 1 (weekends).

A break in November was originally planned but strong bookings from Scotland and beyond mean that steam will continue to operate right through to the Christmas season, which officially runs from December 4-22 and 27-29.

‘Jacobite’ locomotives confirmed for 2017 will include Ian Riley’s ‘Black Fives’ No. 44871 and 45407 and Peppercorn ‘K1’ No. 62005.

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