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TITLE
Problems transporting evacuees during the war
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_HIGHRAILWAY_02
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2010
KEYWORDS
Second World War
railway
evacution
evacuations
transportation
audio

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During World War II the Highland railways played an important role, transporting freight and troops to and from the naval bases, airfields, coastal defences, and supply bases throughout the region. In this audio extract, a former railway employee recalls problems with the evacuee arrangements.

'Immediately war was declared, the children were evacuated from all the cities; Edinburgh, Glasgow. And there had been a program drawn up previously for this but they run all these trains in addition to the regular service; they never cancelled any trains and there was real pandemonium. People didn't know, you know, when the special trains with the children were to arrive. These children all had to - they had to be accommodated'

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Problems transporting evacuees during the war

1980s

Second World War; railway; evacution; evacuations; transportation; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Highland Railways

During World War II the Highland railways played an important role, transporting freight and troops to and from the naval bases, airfields, coastal defences, and supply bases throughout the region. In this audio extract, a former railway employee recalls problems with the evacuee arrangements.<br /> <br /> 'Immediately war was declared, the children were evacuated from all the cities; Edinburgh, Glasgow. And there had been a program drawn up previously for this but they run all these trains in addition to the regular service; they never cancelled any trains and there was real pandemonium. People didn't know, you know, when the special trains with the children were to arrive. These children all had to - they had to be accommodated'