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TITLE
View of Dingwall, 1997
EXTERNAL ID
NRM_NBNW_KL_DS080542
PLACENAME
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Dingwall
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Chris Hogg
SOURCE
National Railway Museum, York
ASSET ID
20028
KEYWORDS
railway
railways
View of Dingwall, 1997

From Sir Hector MacDonald's monument there is a view across the town of Dingwall. The station is located on the far side of the town and from here it is possible to travel directly to Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh, Wick and Thurso.

Dingwall station was built by the Inverness & Ross-shire Railway Company, and was opened in 1865. Dingwall Junction is located roughly half a mile north of the station and was the start of the former Dingwall & Skye Railway, today known as the Kyle line. The Far North line, formerly the Inverness & Ross-shire Railway, continues onwards towards Wick and Thurso from this junction.

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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View of Dingwall, 1997

ROSS: Dingwall

1990s

railway; railways

National Railway Museum, York

North by Northwest - The Kyle Line

From Sir Hector MacDonald's monument there is a view across the town of Dingwall. The station is located on the far side of the town and from here it is possible to travel directly to Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh, Wick and Thurso.<br /> <br /> Dingwall station was built by the Inverness & Ross-shire Railway Company, and was opened in 1865. Dingwall Junction is located roughly half a mile north of the station and was the start of the former Dingwall & Skye Railway, today known as the Kyle line. The Far North line, formerly the Inverness & Ross-shire Railway, continues onwards towards Wick and Thurso from this junction.<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.