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A film and television acting legend was a surprise visitor at Wemyss Bay Railway Station for an upcoming TV documentary. Scottish star of stage and screen. Alan Cumming popped into the award winning station as part of a special series on the adventures of the Royal Scotsman train.
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In 'It Had to Be Tough', his history-cum-memoir of UK Commando training during the second world war, veteran James Dunning vividly describes new volunteers arrival at their Scottish Highlands boot camp. 'No matter what the weather, rain or shine, as the new arrivals tumbled out of the train, in marching order and carrying their rifles and kitbags, the orders ran out like a burst of machine-gun fire: 'Kit bags on the truck and get fell in on the road.' No 'cushy' ride in trucks for the 7 miles to Achnacarry, their training was to start right there and then.' Eighty years later, the arrival of the first batch of Highland Survival Adventure customers at the same station, Spean Bridge, was a more leisurely affair. [Article may require subscription. -RS]

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Belmond's Royal Scotsman has teamed up with Dior Beauty to create the UK's first ever train spa carriage
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You would be one of 17 staff members expected to provide excellent service to customers paying more than £7000 per passenger for a trip on the luxurious train.
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Aberdour: 66746 nears Aberdour with the first 'Classic' Royal Scotsman tour of the year on 24 May 2021.
Bill Roberton 24/05/2021

High Morlaggan Railway Cottage: The 'Royal Scotsman', above Morlaggan on Loch Long, on 10th May 2019.
Ewan Crawford 10/05/2019

Pass of Killiecrankie: Suitably liveried 66746 enters the Pass of Killiecranke with a 'Royal Scotsman' train from Edinburgh to Tain on 10th April 2022. It is crossing the bridge over what is now a well surfaced footpath but ...
Mark Bartlett 10/04/2022

Our compendium includes the Royal Scotsman, the Spirit of Queensland, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the Maharajas' Express, the California Zephyr and more ...
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Aberdour: 47 804 takes The Royal Scotsman north through Aberdour on 21 July 2008, passing a First ScotRail 158 just leaving the southbound platform heading for Edinburgh.
Bill Roberton 21/07/2008

Culloden Viaduct: 66743 and 66746 double head *The Royal Scotsman * over Culloden Viaduct on the way to Aviemore from Inverness. From Aviemore the train will be hauled by a Strathspey Railway engine to Boat of Garten ...
John Gray 14/04/2018

Glenfinnan: Spotless GBRf liveried 66735 on the approach to Glenfinnan with the return working of the Royal Scotsman from Mallaig on 2 May 2015. Deltic (55022) 55003 Meld is at the other end of the ...
John Gray 02/05/2015

The exclusive service offers short trips lasting up to one week on-board their sleeper service but passengers must be prepared to pay thousands to enjoy the experience.
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One of the UK's most luxurious trains visited Wemyss Bay Station this week. The Belmond Royal Scotsman, which has an onboard spa and luxury dining, attracted a number of enthusiasts when it popped by on Tuesday.
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GBRf extend contract with Belmond for Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train, Scotlands haulage GB Railfreight (GBRf) is delighted to announce that it has reached an agreement with Belmond to extend its existing contract to haul Belmonds prestigious Royal Scotsman luxury sleeper train. The partnership will last for an additional five years.
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In Britain we are more used to tourists being expected to support service-trains whose functional appearance makes them seem unassuming compared with the scenery that they explore, with catering if any on hand from nothing better than a trolley. Some dedicated operators provide notable exceptions, but the top-of-the-range Royal Scotsman is beyond the price range of all but a few visitors to these shores.
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