John & Anne Wiley

2018/12/21

Scenic Train

Our train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh had us snapping lots of pix, so here’s a collection of our favs starting with a slow roll out of the main station.

104031 Leaving Aberdeen

104031 Leaving Aberdeen

Soon we began zipping past stunning coastal moments like this.

7127 Coastal Colors

7127 Coastal Colors

Even snapped through rail car windows, some of these pix convey a sense of the beauty.

111547 Tidal Boats

111547 Tidal Boats

Countless expanses of beach rolled by beyond the green.

7178 Quiet Beach

7178 Quiet Beach

The work of elders long past, still echoes with whispered memories.

7221 Stone Memories

7221 Stone Memories

We took a pause at Dundee to visit their new V&A Museum next to the new train station, only to discover that it was to open the next day!

122252 V&A Miss

122252 V&A Miss

So we stayed close to the station and caught the next train through, for this view back.

7256 Leaving Dundee

7256 Leaving Dundee

At the far end of this rail crossing lie the stout bones of an old vessel.

7274 Beached Bones

7274 Beached Bones

As the train picked up speed, glimpses of country life blinked past. Sometimes a village.

131046 Village Life

131046 Village Life

7306 Time & Place

7306 Time & Place

More views of this magnificent countryside unfolded between settlements.

124536 Earthy Essence

124536 Earthy Essence

There were castles aplenty, many in ruins, some well-kept, others being rebuilt.

7312 Restoration

7312 Restoration

Many quiet churchyards sheltered tombstones of the hands that built their walls.

7340 View to the Past

7340 View to the Past

This once lonely harbor lighthouse now makes a stepping stone for a long rail bridge, with Edinburgh coming into view far in the misty distance.

7389 Bridge Fort

7389 Bridge Fort

Next to an old highway bridge, the new one rises to shine.

134018 Bridges to Edinburgh

134018 Bridges to Edinburgh

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