50049 Badicaul 17 June 2006

Both the railway and the road hug the coastline at Badicaul, on the approach to Kyle of Lochalsh. 50049 Defiance (masquerading as 50012 Benbow) rounds the curve with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z18 06:51 Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh 'Orcadian' railtour on 17 June 2006. Note the sea defence work being carried on the railway embankment. In fact, during the short time I was waiting for the train to arrive, a large barge was offloading granite blocks onto the shoreline for use in the reinforcing work.