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TITLE
A ScotRail Class 158 at Tain, 2001
EXTERNAL ID
NRM_NBNW_FNL_DS080518
PLACENAME
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Tain
DATE OF IMAGE
1 April 2001
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Lynn Patrick
SOURCE
National Railway Museum, York
ASSET ID
19843
KEYWORDS
railway
railways
train
trains
stations
A ScotRail Class 158 at Tain, 2001

ScotRail Class 158 service for Inverness standing at Tain station photographed in April 2001. The train forms the 07.20 commuter service to Inverness, and calls at all stations to Inverness. The service was introduced in September 2000, and is an extension of the original commuter service from Dingwall, introduced in March 1998.

The station at Tain opened in 1864. It has two platforms, a passing loop and the station building still stands along with the footbridge. The goods yard with two sidings remains at the north end. This station once had a two track locomotive shed to the south, and a turntable. The turntable pit remains. 'Tain North' and 'Tain South' signal boxes have both been demolished.

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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A ScotRail Class 158 at Tain, 2001

ROSS: Tain

2000s

railway; railways; train; trains; stations

National Railway Museum, York

North by Northwest - The Far North Line

ScotRail Class 158 service for Inverness standing at Tain station photographed in April 2001. The train forms the 07.20 commuter service to Inverness, and calls at all stations to Inverness. The service was introduced in September 2000, and is an extension of the original commuter service from Dingwall, introduced in March 1998.<br /> <br /> The station at Tain opened in 1864. It has two platforms, a passing loop and the station building still stands along with the footbridge. The goods yard with two sidings remains at the north end. This station once had a two track locomotive shed to the south, and a turntable. The turntable pit remains. 'Tain North' and 'Tain South' signal boxes have both been demolished.<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.