Product Code: 10D-SB

The Scottish Bash
Steam Lives On


About this title

The Scottish 'Bash' refers to the photo charter held at the end of the Jacobite season at Fort William.

Since the first event in 2000 it became one of the most eagerly awaited occasions in the photographic calendar.

This DVD chronicles the origins of 'The Bash' and, through sample clips, illustrates some of the action that could be seen. A combination of main line running amongst superb scenery and often dramatic lighting made for a unique event - the only such charter on a UK main line.

A number of factors contributed to the success of these events - Everything was done in accordance with the directions of Network Rail, who organised the day and also supervised proceedings throughout; The staff of the West Coast Railway Company responded with enthusiasm and skill to the requests of the organisers; The on train buffet - bacon butties and hot drinks on demand; A healthy mixture of mutual assistance and friendly rivalry amongst the participants; Even the weather cooperated -sometimes.

The film is organised by first looking at scenes along the route from Fort William to Mallaig; and then betweeen Corrour and Crianlarich; with a final feature on 61994 'The Great Marquess', a locomotive designed specifically for the line.

The programme is introduced by David Wilcock, founder Editor of Steam Railway and Steam World magazines, and who has participated in these events throughout the years.

Filmed by Ian Brownrigg .



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