The Jacobite DVD: 2019-2022 Fort William to Mallaig




‘The Jacobite’, voted one of the greatest rail journeys in the world, takes passengers on an 84 mile round trip, through the stunning Scottish Highlands. Travelling from the largest town in the Highlands, Fort William, ‘The Jacobite’ passes the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis; crosses the world famous Glenfinnan Viaduct; passes the most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving into Mallaig Station.

Running from Easter through to the end of October, ‘The Jacobite’ runs seven days a week. During the summer months, two services run with a morning and afternoon departure, making this is the only regular crossing of two steam services passing each other on the national network.

This double disc DVD features footage from between 2019 and 2022, showcasing ‘The Jacobite’ from a wide collection of lineside locations. From the strenuous climbs to the picturesque views as the train passes by, this DVD features footage of services travelling in both directions between Fort William and Mallaig.

Aerial Videography: During 2022, we invested in drone technology, footage from the 2022 season includes a variety of shots filmed ‘From the Air’, offering a whole new viewing perspective of the Scottish Highlands.

2019: Both LNER K1 No.62005 and LMS 5MT No.45212 are seen hauling services throughout the year. Both the morning and afternoon departure are featured at various locations between Fort William and Mallaig.

2020: Following the initial Covid Lockdown, ‘The Jacobite’ returned to running twice daily. LNER K1 No.62005 is seen hauling its final services of the season, alongside Black 5’s LMS 5MT No.45212 and LMS 5MT No.45407 ‘The Lancashire Fusilier’.

2021: Several visits are included from the 2021 season, including during April, May, June, September and October. The 2021 season saw both LMS 5MT No.44871 and LMS 5MT No.45212 facing Fort William; with both locomotives facing the opposite direction to normal, it offered the opportunity to visit a wealth of new locations.

2022: 2022 saw an all Black 5 season, with LMS 5MT No.44871, LMS 5MT No.45212 and LMS 5MT No.45407 hauling services. All three Black 5’s are seen at various times during the year. Aerial videography is featured from throughout the year, including a wide variety of different locations.

Additional – ‘The Blue Pullman’ – October 2021: The 24th October 2021 saw the first High Speed Train (HST) to travel along the West Highland Extension. ‘The Blue Pullman’, normally based at Crewe travelled to Mallaig as part of its three day tour around Scotland. Additional footage is included of the first HST travelling along the route, various locations are included from both the outward and return trip.

Steam locomotives featured on this DVD:

LNER K1 No.62005

LMS 5MT No.44871

LMS 5MT No.45212

LMS 5MT No.45407 ‘The Lancashire Fusilier’

Product Overview: This DVD features no commentary, allowing you to fully appreciate the sound of the steam locomotive working hard. Short titles are included throughout informing you of the locomotive, location and gradient.

Total number of discs: 2

Approx.  129 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Steaming Around Yorkshire Film Productions – SAY.