40145 Culloden Viaduct 28 August 2005

40145 has just crossed the 29 arch 1898 built Culloden Viaduct with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z40 09:48 Inverness to Birmingham New Street 'Whistling Scotsman' railtour on 28 August 2005. The early morning rain had given way to still murky conditions, which meant the midges appeared, making the wait for the 'whistler' very unpleasant! Torrential rain and 40mph traffic on the A9 after this shot meant this was the day's only picture of the tour.