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Memories of the West Highland Line

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The West Highland Line at Glenfinnan.
Photograph: Iain Thornber

THE dramatic images showing a train derailed by a landslip between Glenfinnan and Lochailort last week must have brought back many memories to an older generation who used the line with the nonchalance of London commuters boarding a coach at Victoria.

Doubtless the locals enjoyed the scenery just as much as the visitors, but for them it was often the wit and bonhomie of the characters who worked on this famous route which was its enduring attraction.

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