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TITLE
Memories of the Black Isle Railway (16 of 16)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_BLACKISLERAIL_16
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
1870
KEYWORDS
railways
railroads
trains
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 a considerate engine driver.

'The driver would see a person coming at a distance and he knew they were making for the station. He wouldn't hesitate but to keep back the train, just to allow them to meet. Many and many times my grandmother used to say to me, 'Hurry up and tell Frankie Hay that I'm on my way'. This was an - she was an old lady - and of course Frankie would stop and he would keep the train back till you got to the station'

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Memories of the Black Isle Railway (16 of 16)

ROSS

1980s

railways; railroads; trains; 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 a considerate engine driver.<br /> <br /> 'The driver would see a person coming at a distance and he knew they were making for the station. He wouldn't hesitate but to keep back the train, just to allow them to meet. Many and many times my grandmother used to say to me, 'Hurry up and tell Frankie Hay that I'm on my way'. This was an - she was an old lady - and of course Frankie would stop and he would keep the train back till you got to the station'