The southbound Stobart container train passing under the Tower Road Bridge beside Culloden Wood on the Highland Main Line on 30 December 2020. 68006 hauling a full load of 20 containers, the final 14 being Tesco branded rigid boxes. This is how to move freight. Safe in all seasons, electrically-hauled in the future and 20 fewer HGV exhausts.
An unusual visitor, and what looks like a very long train!
73969 arriving at Tain on 4 November 2020. Class 73s were originally built for use on the third-rail lines of Southern England. They were elecric locomotives with an additional low-powered diesel engine for use on non-electrified track, e.g. depots.
Some of the class have been rebuilt as diesel locomotives and are used to haul the Caledonian Sleeper services over non-electrified sections of the route.
Although now familiar in Inverness, the driver-training and route-learning expedition shown here saw this locomotive reach as far north as Georgemas Junction.
Work took place on 7 and 8 December on the HML. In a very unusual railway view, four engineers' trains have pulled up together at Cradlehall, each drawn by a Class 66. From the front: 66305, 66754 and then, based on earlier observations, 66543 and 66126.