Fort William Rail Trail

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Fort William Rail Trail

Post by duncanwilson » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:13 am

As you may know, this year we celebrate 125 years of the West Highland Railway.
Among the celebrations is the opening of the Fort William Rail Trail, which takes you on a walk around the route of the original railway.
The trail starts on the site of the fort adjacent to the present day station.
The fort, from which Fort William takes it's name, was ironically destroyed by the North British Railway, having survived being besieged by the Jacobites from the 20th March until 3rd April 1746.
The 2.5 km walk follows the route of the original railway. There are nineteen stops, each with an historic photograph. Modern images help you match the past with the present day.The trail guide can be downloaded in pfd form. Please click on There are various other pictures, diagrams and other resources available by clicking the links at the bottom of the page.
The trail guide can either be printed out, or the pfd can be viewed on your phone or portable device as you follow the trail. It is hoped to make this available as a printed leaflet and a smartphone app at a later date.
The trail has been developed by local FWHL member Nick Jones and is being hosted by Glenfinnan Station Museum.
The attachments illustrate a promotion poster and the front cover of the guide.

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