Scottish Highlands Rail Festival 2000
An Autumn of Steam in The Highlands: 22 September - 2 October
A fine programme of days out and steam-hauled railtours is on offer this autumn, comprising:
|Friday||22 September||Fort William to Mallaig and return|
|Saturday||23 September||Fort William to Oban|
|Sunday||24 September||Shuttle: Oban to Taynuilt to Oban; Oban to Stirling|
|Monday||25 September||study tour; Callander and Oban Line; trip on SS Sir Walter Scott|
|Tuesday||26 September||2 shuttles: Stirling to Perth and return, and evening lecture|
|Wednesday||27 September||study tour: Stirling/Perth area railways, evening lecture|
|Thursday||28 September||Stirling to Perth, Aviemore, Inverness|
|Friday||29 September||study tour: visits to Strathspey Railway and Keith & Dufftown evening film show at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness|
|Saturday||30 September||Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh and return; opening of Kyle Station Museum; ScotRail expo.|
The new Turbostar and the Tain Commuter service
Sunday 1 October Inverness to Aberdeen and return with short break at Keith.Monday 2 October Inverness to Aviemore, Perth, Stirling.
For those wanting to enter fully into the spirit of the Festival a participation pack is available; this costs £50, but repays itself in providing not only full details of all activities, but offers railtour discounts and local incentives, including 30% off ScotRail Highland Rover and fares on connecting service trains - this discount is only available to Participation Pack holders.
For details, fares, bookings or Participation Pack, contact:
Highland Railway Heritage at Glenfinnan Station Museum, PH37 4LT; 01397 7222295
I would strongly urge members to join at least one of these trips, preferably more than one!, as they offer fine value and a really good day out.
They draw passengers from all over Scotland - indeed from not only far south of the border but also from overseas - but as yet only a very few from our area. This is a matter for regret. Opportunities of a golden sort are being lost! The Friends of the Far North Line is a founder member of Highland Railway Heritage, which several of us were instrumental in establishing, and we ought to be seen to play our part. Please help to restore a better balance.
Treat yourself to a memorable day out. You won't regret it.