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A' cur an aghaidh Rathad-iarainn Inbhir Pheofharain is an Eilein Sgitheanaich
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_JOHNTHOMAS_02
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
ROS
LINN
1980an; 1990an
CRUTHADAIR
John Thomas
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
2062
KEYWORDS
Rathad-iarainn na Gàidhealtachd
rèile
còmhdhail
claistinneach

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Chaidh Rathad-iarainn Inbhir Pheofharain agus an Eilein Sgitheanaich fhosgladh ann an 1870 ach cha deach e na b' fhaide na Port an t-Sròim air Loch Carrann. Bhiodh seachd bliadhna fichead eile ann mus ruigeadh e stad-crìche Chaol Loch Aillse. San earrainn seo, cluinnear Iain Tòmas (1914-1982), fear dhe na eachdraichean b' ainmeile ann am Breatainn, a' beachdachadh air mar a chaidh daoine a chur an aghaidh an t-slighe a bhathas an dùil a thogail an thoiseach. Chaidh a chlàradh air bòrd trèana shònraichte air turas gu Caol Loch Aillse ann an 1973.

The railway had difficulty in getting away even from Dingwall. A local landowner objected to the line passing along the north bank of the Dingwall Canal and wanted it moved to the south bank. John Miller, civil engineer, condemned the suggested deviation as expensive and dangerous but in spite of that verdict the disgruntled landowner took his case to court. He withdrew his objection when the railway company agreed to make him a gift of £5000 in shares.

Much more serious trouble was encountered at Fodderty Junction, where the now defunct branch line to Strathpeffer left the main line. The line was planned to carry on down Strathpeffer, to Strathpeffer Village, and then follow the valley of the Blackwater to the east end of Loch Garve, an easy route. But the railway promoters had not reckoned with the truculent and avaricious landowners. Soon the chairman was reporting to the board, 'In consequence of the great demands of landowners and the expensive nature of the works on the Strathpeffer site, it is possible a deviation from the parliamentary plan in that locality will be applied for'. And deviation there had to be.

The principal obstruction, of course, was the refusal of local landowners to allow the railway to pass through Strathpeffer and the leading campaigner against this plan was Sir William MacKenzie of Coul. The railway came within half a mile of his house and it also traversed four and a half miles of his land. He was the principal instigator but he had fairly general support in the Strathpeffer area

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A' cur an aghaidh Rathad-iarainn Inbhir Pheofharain is an Eilein Sgitheanaich

ROS

1980an; 1990an

Rathad-iarainn na Gàidhealtachd; rèile; còmhdhail; claistinneach

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Bill Sinclair Audio: Dingwall & Skye Railway

Chaidh Rathad-iarainn Inbhir Pheofharain agus an Eilein Sgitheanaich fhosgladh ann an 1870 ach cha deach e na b' fhaide na Port an t-Sròim air Loch Carrann. Bhiodh seachd bliadhna fichead eile ann mus ruigeadh e stad-crìche Chaol Loch Aillse. San earrainn seo, cluinnear Iain Tòmas (1914-1982), fear dhe na eachdraichean b' ainmeile ann am Breatainn, a' beachdachadh air mar a chaidh daoine a chur an aghaidh an t-slighe a bhathas an dùil a thogail an thoiseach. Chaidh a chlàradh air bòrd trèana shònraichte air turas gu Caol Loch Aillse ann an 1973.<br /> <br /> The railway had difficulty in getting away even from Dingwall. A local landowner objected to the line passing along the north bank of the Dingwall Canal and wanted it moved to the south bank. John Miller, civil engineer, condemned the suggested deviation as expensive and dangerous but in spite of that verdict the disgruntled landowner took his case to court. He withdrew his objection when the railway company agreed to make him a gift of £5000 in shares. <br /> <br /> Much more serious trouble was encountered at Fodderty Junction, where the now defunct branch line to Strathpeffer left the main line. The line was planned to carry on down Strathpeffer, to Strathpeffer Village, and then follow the valley of the Blackwater to the east end of Loch Garve, an easy route. But the railway promoters had not reckoned with the truculent and avaricious landowners. Soon the chairman was reporting to the board, 'In consequence of the great demands of landowners and the expensive nature of the works on the Strathpeffer site, it is possible a deviation from the parliamentary plan in that locality will be applied for'. And deviation there had to be. <br /> <br /> The principal obstruction, of course, was the refusal of local landowners to allow the railway to pass through Strathpeffer and the leading campaigner against this plan was Sir William MacKenzie of Coul. The railway came within half a mile of his house and it also traversed four and a half miles of his land. He was the principal instigator but he had fairly general support in the Strathpeffer area