The Victorians might have known a thing or two about railway construction, but even they knew when they were beaten.
Britain was the envy of the world when our finest engineers built perhaps the best railway system ever seen, 150 years ago.
They only went so far though. When they reached certain parts of the Scottish Highlands they had to stop, defeated by the terrain.
How wonderful to hear, then, of an epic project to finish what the Victorians started, with the finest engineering brains in modern Britain designing and building a railway from Fort William to Inverness along the Great Glen Way – a distance of 74 miles – that even Brunel would be proud of.
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