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Scotland's Scenic Railways

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Episode 1: Scotland's Scenic Railways

Summary

Beneath vast mountains and across open moorlands, Scotland's railways connect coastal towns and rural villages through a Highland landscape voted the world's most beautiful railway. This programme meets the people who work on the railway and the steam enthusiasts who safeguard these iconic routes, offering a glimpse into a diverse community united by a passion for the nation's railways.
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Review

The chance to enjoy magnificent scenery as seen from some of the 2,300 trains that criss-cross Scotland every day is just the ticket. We start on the west coast route from Oban to Glasgow before welcoming the Flying Scotsman as it puffs its way into Edinburgh.

There’s a cast of engaging characters – engineers, drivers, passengers and rail enthusiasts – proving you don’t always need a celebrity travel companion. While the sight of the Jacobite steam train crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct (regarded by many as the most scenic route in the world) is undeniably wonderful, the real star of the show is that beautiful landscape.

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Executive ProducerChris Kelly
ProducerVanda Kettelhut

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    Beneath vast mountains and across open moorlands, Scotland's railways connect coastal towns and rural villages through a Highland landscape voted the world's most beautiful railway. This programme meets the people who work on the railway and the steam enthusiasts who safeguard these iconic routes, offering a glimpse into a diverse community united by a passion for the nation's railways.
    Recommended

    Review

    The chance to enjoy magnificent scenery as seen from some of the 2,300 trains that criss-cross Scotland every day is just the ticket. We start on the west coast route from Oban to Glasgow before welcoming the Flying Scotsman as it puffs its way into Edinburgh.

    There’s a cast of engaging characters – engineers, drivers, passengers and rail enthusiasts – proving you don’t always need a celebrity travel companion. While the sight of the Jacobite steam train crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct (regarded by many as the most scenic route in the world) is undeniably wonderful, the real star of the show is that beautiful landscape.

    How to Watch

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    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive ProducerChris Kelly
    ProducerVanda Kettelhut
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