40145 Loth 7 October 2007

40145 East Lancashire Railway climbs the 1 in 100 bank towards the long closed and very remote station at Loth (between Brora and Helmsdale) with the Railway Touring Company 1Z23 08:10 Inverness to Thurso 'Autumn Highlander' railtour on 7 October 2007. This location required a very long walk, but was definitely worth it, as even without the sun the carpet of golden bracken in the foreground and the hills rising up behind make an excellent picture. It was also a very pleasant spot to wait an hour for the train, with fantastic views over the North Sea just to the left. There was plenty of warning of the train's approach, as it could be seen leaving Brora, four miles away!