A Railway Renaissance. The very first train from Glasgow Queen Street to Fort William ran on August 7th, 1894. Since then,The West Highland Line has been celebrated as one of the most wild and beautiful in Britain, and has achieved new fame from its appearances in the 'Harry Potter' films. Over the years, its fearsome gradients have seen a number of different locomotives. Early services featured unique West Highland bogies.They yielded to progressively larger 4-4-Os, K2 and exclusive K4 Moguls, Black 5's, BR Standards and then Class 37 diesels. Saved from devastation by Beeching by freight and tourist services, today the lines see Class 66's, 156 Sprinters and a host of gorgeous preserved steam. Using especially shot material, original archive film and even rare colour 'home movies', The West Highland Railway provides a comprehensive and detailed look at this celebrated line, its branches and extensions. Covering everything from steam and diesel specials to the Harry Potter train, freight services to the Caledonian Sleeper and the radio signalling system to lineside furniture, this film captures all the fascination and desolate beauty of the line.