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TITLE
A service train arriving at Pitlochry, 2002
EXTERNAL ID
NRM_NBNW_HML_DS050193
PLACENAME
Pitlochry
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Moulin
DATE OF IMAGE
December 2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Lynn Patrick
SOURCE
National Railway Museum, York
ASSET ID
19903
KEYWORDS
railway
railways
railway stations
trains
A service train arriving at Pitlochry, 2002

A ScotRail service train from Inverness in December 2002, arriving at Pitlochry station.

The station dates from 1863 and today all passenger service trains stop at Pitlochry. The town lies on the River Tummel and is largely a Victorian town. Its success as a tourist resort was due to a visit by Queen Victoria in 1842 and the arrival of the railway. It is one of the few staffed stations on the line between Perth and Inverness, the others being Perth, Aviemore, Kingussie and Inverness.

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 service train arriving at Pitlochry, 2002

PERTH: Moulin

2000s

railway; railways; railway stations; trains

National Railway Museum, York

North by Northwest - The Highland Line

A ScotRail service train from Inverness in December 2002, arriving at Pitlochry station. <br /> <br /> The station dates from 1863 and today all passenger service trains stop at Pitlochry. The town lies on the River Tummel and is largely a Victorian town. Its success as a tourist resort was due to a visit by Queen Victoria in 1842 and the arrival of the railway. It is one of the few staffed stations on the line between Perth and Inverness, the others being Perth, Aviemore, Kingussie and Inverness. <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.