The Great Britain IV. Operated by the Railway Touring Company
Monday 18th April
To the Far North with two Black 5s
After breakfast, we join our special steam hauled train at Inverness Station, hauled by former LMS class V 4-6-0's 44871 and 45407. We leave Inverness by way of Rose Street Junction and soon after cross the Clachnaharry Swing Bridge with fine views over the Firth. We pass through Dingwall, Alness, Fearn, Tain and Invershin to Lairg where there will be a break while our locomotive's take water. On leaving Lairg we climb up to Lairg Summit before dropping down to the sea at Golspie and then travelling alongside the sea to Brora. We continue to head north, with fine views over the sea until we turn inland again at Helmsdale where we climb through Kinbrace and Forsinard to the line's summit at County March. We pass through Georgemas Junction and we head north to Wick, Britain's most distant railway terminal. Overnight accommodation in Inverness.