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TITLE
Reggae Band performing on a train, 1999
EXTERNAL ID
NRM_NBNW_FNL_DS080500
DATE OF IMAGE
September 1999
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Chris Hogg
SOURCE
National Railway Museum, York
ASSET ID
19825
KEYWORDS
railway
railways
music
busking
Reggae Band performing on a train, 1999

A reggae band, photographed in September, taking part in the 1999 Northland Festival event 'Diva on the Train' playing to an audience on board a ScotRail class 156 service train from Thurso to Inverness.

The band, along with other artists and audience, travelled to Scotscalder from Thurso. Here the event continued in a marquee erected for the occasion. The next train to arrive from Inverness picked them up at the station to take them back to Thurso. On the return leg of the journey the artists once again entertained the on-board audience.

The Northlands Festival includes an annual Nordic-Scottish arts festival in Caithness which includes music, theatre, dance and visual arts events. The tenth anniversary was in 2001 and the festival itself ended in 2002.

Background
Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.

'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.

We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:

Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.

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Reggae Band performing on a train, 1999

1990s

railway; railways; music; busking

National Railway Museum, York

North by Northwest - The Far North Line

A reggae band, photographed in September, taking part in the 1999 Northland Festival event 'Diva on the Train' playing to an audience on board a ScotRail class 156 service train from Thurso to Inverness.<br /> <br /> The band, along with other artists and audience, travelled to Scotscalder from Thurso. Here the event continued in a marquee erected for the occasion. The next train to arrive from Inverness picked them up at the station to take them back to Thurso. On the return leg of the journey the artists once again entertained the on-board audience. <br /> <br /> The Northlands Festival includes an annual Nordic-Scottish arts festival in Caithness which includes music, theatre, dance and visual arts events. The tenth anniversary was in 2001 and the festival itself ended in 2002.<br /> <br /> Background<br /> Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.<br /> <br /> 'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.<br /> <br /> We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:<br /> <br /> Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.