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TITLE
Railway workers
EXTERNAL ID
QZP27_58_32_4
PLACENAME
unidentified
DISTRICT
Kintyre
PERIOD
1890s; 1900s; 1910s
CREATOR
Charles & Dennis MacGrory
SOURCE
Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service
ASSET ID
30600
KEYWORDS
Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway
trains
railways
transport
tourism
coal mines
Railway workers

Railway workers, possibly working on the construction of the Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway.

In 1905, a decision was made to build a railway from Campbeltown to Machrihanish. This was for the purposes of transporting coal and providing a passenger service between the two destinations, in order to take advantage of increasing tourism. Before the construction of the railway, coal was transported to Campbeltown by horse and cart and later by boat, by means of the newly built canal.

The first train to Machrihanish was lead by the engine 'Argyll' on the 1 August 1906. Although the railway ceased to carry coal from 1929, due to the closure of the nearby mine, passengers continued to be carried by the service until 1932


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Railway workers

1890s; 1900s; 1910s

Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway; trains; railways; transport; tourism; coal mines

Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service

MacGrory Brothers Archive

Railway workers, possibly working on the construction of the Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway.<br /> <br /> In 1905, a decision was made to build a railway from Campbeltown to Machrihanish. This was for the purposes of transporting coal and providing a passenger service between the two destinations, in order to take advantage of increasing tourism. Before the construction of the railway, coal was transported to Campbeltown by horse and cart and later by boat, by means of the newly built canal.<br /> <br /> The first train to Machrihanish was lead by the engine 'Argyll' on the 1 August 1906. Although the railway ceased to carry coal from 1929, due to the closure of the nearby mine, passengers continued to be carried by the service until 1932 <br /> <br /> <br /> This image is available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: libraryhq@argyll-bute.gov.uk">Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service</a>