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TITLE
Increased railway freight during the war
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_HIGHRAILWAY_03
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2011
KEYWORDS
Second World War
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 remembers the increase in freight traffic.

'There was a general upsurge of freight traffic in connection with the two new R.A.F. stations which was very marked at Evanton and Kinloss. In addition there was a build up of emergency food stores at Mulben, Culloden Moor, prior to the outbreak of war, where emergency foods where stored; flour, sugar, meal, cereals, etc.'

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Increased railway freight during the war

1980s

Second World War; 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 remembers the increase in freight traffic.<br /> <br /> 'There was a general upsurge of freight traffic in connection with the two new R.A.F. stations which was very marked at Evanton and Kinloss. In addition there was a build up of emergency food stores at Mulben, Culloden Moor, prior to the outbreak of war, where emergency foods where stored; flour, sugar, meal, cereals, etc.'