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TITLE
Early forms of transport in Caithness (3)
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS_CROFTING_48
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Peter Ronaldson
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
41346
KEYWORDS
transport
audio
cargo ships
lorries
hearses

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In this audio extract Mr Peter Ronaldson talks about different forms of transport in Caithness before the advent of the railway.

(full transcription to follow soon)

The railway line to Wick and Thurso was completed in 1874. This did not bring an immediate end to the coastal shipping services, however, and passengers, livestock and freight continued to travel by sea from Caithness to Aberdeen and Leith until the 1930s. Many preferred the sea voyage to the long hours in a train.

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Early forms of transport in Caithness (3)

CAITHNESS

1980s

transport; audio; cargo ships; lorries; hearses

Highland Libraries

Caithness Recordings: Transport

In this audio extract Mr Peter Ronaldson talks about different forms of transport in Caithness before the advent of the railway.<br /> <br /> (full transcription to follow soon)<br /> <br /> The railway line to Wick and Thurso was completed in 1874. This did not bring an immediate end to the coastal shipping services, however, and passengers, livestock and freight continued to travel by sea from Caithness to Aberdeen and Leith until the 1930s. Many preferred the sea voyage to the long hours in a train.