ScotRail postcards celebrate the WHL

Published: 07:35AM May 13th, 2012
By: RAIL EXPRESS

A new set of four postcards, the third to be issued, have been revealed by First ScotRail showing off the superb scenery of the West Highland Lines.

ScotRail postcards celebrate the WHL

Image: First ScotRail

First ScotRail has unveiled spectacular new postcards that will be offered to customers as free souvenirs of the West Highland Lines.

Award-winning photographer Norman McNab has provided four stunning images for the postcards, which ScotRail’s catering staff will hand out to customers on trains.

It is the third edition of the complimentary postcards – which were first introduced in 2009 thanks to funding from ScotRail, HITRANS and the Friends of the West Highland Lines.

Graeme Macfarlan, ScotRail’s marketing manager, said: “The postcards give our customers a souvenir of their journey that they can share with their loved ones back home.”

This year’s images show a Mallaig-Glasgow train near Upper Tyndrum, a Glasgow-Oban train in mountains near Crianlarich, the Caledonian Sleeper crossing a snowy Rannoch Moor and a Mallaig-Glasgow train on Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films.

Fraser McDonald, secretary of the Friends of the West Highland Lines, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer a fresh set of images for the fourth year of the postcards being available from catering trolleys on ScotRail trains.”

Readers of independent travel magazine Wanderlust has voted the West Highland Lines as the world’s top rail journey for three years in a row.

The Lines offer the chance to see Britain’s biggest mountain, most westerly station and highest mainline station, as well as Scotland’s largest, longest and deepest lochs.

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