THE WEST HIGHLAND LINE
There are two ways to travel along the iconic West Highland Line, considered one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. The most famous is the majestic Jacobite Steam Train. Steam locomotives were removed from the West Highland Line in 1967 and reintroduced in 1984 to promote tourism - which proved successful after this line became one of the most famous in the world. The Jacobite operates during the spring, summer, and autumn months.
An alternative way to travel and still revel in all the beauty of this line, in any season, is by using the excellent ScotRail service. This fleet of trains services the entirety of mainland Scotland, from the lowlands right to the farthest reaches of the Highlands. The West Highland Line is one of its main rural lines, taking both tourists and commuters through its epic scenery.