The annual ECS working of the initial locomotives for the season's "Jacobite" workings from Fort William to Mallaig is always a highlight as it tends to produce a double-header. 2018 is no exception but is the earliest yet as the season has been extended once again due to the phenomenal success of these trains which ply the rails through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The engines are a pair of Black 5s from the Ian Riley stable, these being nos. 44871 and 45157. The latter is a re-resurrection of one of the famous named Black 5s ( "The Glasgow Highlander") achieved by re-numbering no 45407 as had previously been done in the preservation era. The ECS train consisted of 10 coaches and a class 37 which had headed the train from Carnforth to Craigendoran Junction, moving to the rear of the train for the run over the West Highland line, being seen here at Whistlefield and Bridge of Orchy.