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TITLE
Memories of the Black Isle Railway (12 of 16)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_BLACKISLERAIL_12
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
1866
KEYWORDS
railways
railroads
trains
trade
trading
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 resident remembers traders using the railway service.

'I remember people going with their chickens and eggs to sell in Inverness. They would come to the station with them in a basket, or maybe two baskets, and they would take the baskets onto the train and take the chickens and the eggs to Inverness. There was one man - he was an ex-serviceman - and he was blind and he had a chicken farm. And he always travelled on the train and he travelled with us, with the pupils. He always came into the carriage with us so that he could talk to us and he knew who we were by our voices, you know. He knew which was which and which was which. It was quite good really'

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Memories of the Black Isle Railway (12 of 16)

ROSS

1980s

railways; railroads; trains; trade; trading; 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 resident remembers traders using the railway service.<br /> <br /> 'I remember people going with their chickens and eggs to sell in Inverness. They would come to the station with them in a basket, or maybe two baskets, and they would take the baskets onto the train and take the chickens and the eggs to Inverness. There was one man - he was an ex-serviceman - and he was blind and he had a chicken farm. And he always travelled on the train and he travelled with us, with the pupils. He always came into the carriage with us so that he could talk to us and he knew who we were by our voices, you know. He knew which was which and which was which. It was quite good really'