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TITLE
Former railway staff Sandy Sutherland & Jim Hay, 2002
EXTERNAL ID
NRM_NBNW_HML_DS050475
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
19 September 2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Lynn Patrick
SOURCE
National Railway Museum, York
ASSET ID
19996
KEYWORDS
railway
railways
Former railway staff Sandy Sutherland & Jim Hay, 2002

Mr Sandy Sutherland and Mr Jim Hay were photographed on 19 September 2002 in Inverness. They are both retired railway staff who started their careers with the railway at Inverness.

Mr Sutherland was the third generation of his family to work on the railway. He started his career at Inverness in 1940 as a cleaner and graduated to a booked driver in 1960. He retired in 1987 from Inverness after 47 years. For over 30 years he was also a member of the Inverness Railway First Aid Team.

Jim 'Straw' Hay also started his career in Inverness, and passed as a driver before retiring in the 1980s. He now lives in 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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Former railway staff Sandy Sutherland & Jim Hay, 2002

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

railway; railways

National Railway Museum, York

North by Northwest - The Highland Line

Mr Sandy Sutherland and Mr Jim Hay were photographed on 19 September 2002 in Inverness. They are both retired railway staff who started their careers with the railway at Inverness.<br /> <br /> Mr Sutherland was the third generation of his family to work on the railway. He started his career at Inverness in 1940 as a cleaner and graduated to a booked driver in 1960. He retired in 1987 from Inverness after 47 years. For over 30 years he was also a member of the Inverness Railway First Aid Team.<br /> <br /> Jim 'Straw' Hay also started his career in Inverness, and passed as a driver before retiring in the 1980s. He now lives in 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.