More Caledonian Sleeper stuff…

sleeper 67 009 OMWB

My day out to Beinn Teallach and Beinn a’ Chaorainn last Thursday started in Kingussie at 07.15 to meet the 1S25 Euston – Inverness sleeper hauled by 67 009 and 67 010. The cloud, at that point, looked ominous despite the good weather forecast.

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sleeper 67 010 OMWB

sleeper 67 009_1OMWB

With time to spare, I took a slow drive down past Loch Laggan to Tulloch on the West Highland line to meet the 1Y11 Euston – Fort William sleeper which departs Tulloch at 09.21. Class 67, No. 67 011 was in charge.

67011 Tulloch OMWB

The roughly East-West nature of the line between Tulloch and Fort William means that the train for Fort William is back-lit on a bright morning, making photography challenging. Tall trees on the south side of the station adjacent the Fort William platform makes things even harder at times!

sleeper Tulloch OMWB

sleeper 67 011 OMWB

The passenger crossing to the opposite platform (and a footpath through the woods) is down the ramp and over a board crossing. When leaving Fort William bound trains, passengers have to take some care when crossing the line in front of the train!

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Tulloch station OMWB

A picture of the lovely station building at Tulloch to finish and then off back up the A86 for a few miles to Rough Burn for the start of the walk to Beinn Teallach and Beinn a’ Chaorainn.

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