Jacobite service rescues family in Scottish Highlands

Glenfinnan Viaduct
'Hogwarts Express' comes to the rescue of stranded family
Published Tue, 2017-10-17 14:43

A family of six were rescued by the famous 'Jacobite' steam train service when they became stranded in the Scottish Highlands.




Glenfinnan Viaduct © Creative Commons licence

The family who were on a canoeing trip in Lochaber were staying in a Bothy, a small Scottish cottage used as mountain refuge, when they woke to find their canoe had been swept away by a swollen river.

Facing a 3-mile walk back to their car through marshlands and with 4 young children, the parents decided they best call the mountain rescue. As luck would have it, the rescue service arranged for a West Highland Railway steam service to pick them up, which happened to be the next train passing close to their location.

The Jacobite, is used for excursions on the West Highland Railway Line, crossing the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct along the same route that features in the Harry Potter films as the 'Hogwart's Express'. 

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