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TITLE
Motor cars on train
EXTERNAL ID
PC_RAMSAY_011
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
William J Ramsay
SOURCE
William J Ramsay
ASSET ID
29721
KEYWORDS
horses
railway yard
steam engines
Motor cars on train

Three modes of transport, are seen here in the Kyle of Lochalsh railway yard. Motorcars loaded on the train flatbeds, although useful to have when visiting the area, would have provided a long and tedious journey to Kyle by road. Much more relaxing and certainly less time consuming for both the vehicles and passengers was to travel by train, and join your car where the roads improved. Even when motorized vehicles became quite common, horses were still used extensively for hauling and moving heavy items, in the railway yard. On the left of this photograph is a half circle turntable probably a wagon turntable used in earlier times, but made redundant with the expansion of the railway yard in Kyle.

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Motor cars on train

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

horses; railway yard; steam engines

William J Ramsay

William J Ramsay Archive

Three modes of transport, are seen here in the Kyle of Lochalsh railway yard. Motorcars loaded on the train flatbeds, although useful to have when visiting the area, would have provided a long and tedious journey to Kyle by road. Much more relaxing and certainly less time consuming for both the vehicles and passengers was to travel by train, and join your car where the roads improved. Even when motorized vehicles became quite common, horses were still used extensively for hauling and moving heavy items, in the railway yard. On the left of this photograph is a half circle turntable probably a wagon turntable used in earlier times, but made redundant with the expansion of the railway yard in Kyle.<br /> <br /> Can you help us identify any of the types of car? If so, please <a href="http://ambaile.com/en/feedback/show_feedback_page.html">contact us</a>