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TITLE
Black Isle Railway workers' cottages, Fortrose
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DONALD_BLACKISLERAILWAY03
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Janine Donald
SOURCE
Janine Donald
ASSET ID
22321
KEYWORDS
Black Isle Railway
railways
railway
railway workers
cottages
Black Isle Railway workers' cottages, Fortrose

The Black Isle Railway was originally a branch of the Highland Railway network. It carried passengers from 1894 until 1951 (freight until 1960) and ran from Muir of Ord to Fortrose with intermediary stations at Redcastle, Allangrange, Munlochy and Avoch.

Much of the railway track and many of the former railway structures have been lost. However, the enthusiast can trace parts of the original route and a few of the original railway buildings still exist. This photograph, for example, shows the row of railway workers' cottages at Fortrose. Originally, these six, four-roomed cottages would have housed successive engine drivers, pointsmen, signalmen, surfacemen and the railway guards, as well as their respective families. In the 1901 census, twenty two children are recorded as being resident in this row of houses - a small community in itself

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Black Isle Railway workers' cottages, Fortrose

ROSS: Rosemarkie

2000s

Black Isle Railway; railways; railway; railway workers; cottages

Janine Donald

The Black Isle Railway was originally a branch of the Highland Railway network. It carried passengers from 1894 until 1951 (freight until 1960) and ran from Muir of Ord to Fortrose with intermediary stations at Redcastle, Allangrange, Munlochy and Avoch.<br /> <br /> Much of the railway track and many of the former railway structures have been lost. However, the enthusiast can trace parts of the original route and a few of the original railway buildings still exist. This photograph, for example, shows the row of railway workers' cottages at Fortrose. Originally, these six, four-roomed cottages would have housed successive engine drivers, pointsmen, signalmen, surfacemen and the railway guards, as well as their respective families. In the 1901 census, twenty two children are recorded as being resident in this row of houses - a small community in itself