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A bridge on the West Highland Line
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Scotland's railways offer breathtaking views, warm human stories and feats of amazing engineering skill, all revealed in The World's Most Beautiful Railway

The World’s Most Beautiful Railway is a new series about Scotland’s railways. It follows the people who work on them, the challenges they face to keep the trains running on time and the absolutely stunning scenery along the tracks.

At Edinburgh Waverley station a very special steam engine is about to embark on its farewell journey up to Aberdeen. On board are 230 excited steam enthusiasts.

Union of South Africa is readied for a run

Union of South Africa is readied for a run

As engineers assess the safety of part of the especially beautiful West Highland Line, rookie conductor Melanie is completing the final stages of her training to become a fully-fledged conductor.

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And, finally, some brave fundraisers are abseiling down the iconic Forth Bridge.

TV Times rating: ***