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TITLE
Memories of the Black Isle Railway (1 of 16)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_BLACKISLERAIL_01
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
1851
KEYWORDS
railways
railroads
trains
stations
holidays
audio

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The Black Isle Railway was originally a branch of the Highland Railway network. It carried passengers from 1894 until 1951 (freight until 1960) and ran from Muir of Ord to Fortrose with intermediary stations at Redcastle, Allangrange, Munlochy and Avoch.

In this audio extract from the 1980s, a Black Isle visitor recalls travelling on the line when he was a child.

'When I was very young my parents used to take my sister and me to Fortrose on holiday in the summer and of course we would travel by train from Dingwall to Muir of Ord where we changed onto the Black Isle line. I can remember vaguely the Black Isle line - in those days it was the Highland Railway - and we had the green carriages and they were rather, they were rather severe but adequate, I suppose. And perhaps in those days it would have been one of the 'Ben' class engines which I admire so much. There was Ben Wyvis which was my favourite, naturally'

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Memories of the Black Isle Railway (1 of 16)

ROSS

1980s

railways; railroads; trains; stations; holidays; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Black Isle Railway

The Black Isle Railway was originally a branch of the Highland Railway network. It carried passengers from 1894 until 1951 (freight until 1960) and ran from Muir of Ord to Fortrose with intermediary stations at Redcastle, Allangrange, Munlochy and Avoch. <br /> <br /> In this audio extract from the 1980s, a Black Isle visitor recalls travelling on the line when he was a child.<br /> <br /> 'When I was very young my parents used to take my sister and me to Fortrose on holiday in the summer and of course we would travel by train from Dingwall to Muir of Ord where we changed onto the Black Isle line. I can remember vaguely the Black Isle line - in those days it was the Highland Railway - and we had the green carriages and they were rather, they were rather severe but adequate, I suppose. And perhaps in those days it would have been one of the 'Ben' class engines which I admire so much. There was Ben Wyvis which was my favourite, naturally'