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Buaidh Rathad-iarainn na Gàidhealtachd air prìs connaidh
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_JOHNTHOMAS_12
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
ROS
LINN
1980an; 1990an
CRUTHADAIR
John Thomas
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
2075
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 connaidhean airson na rathad-iarainn agus na sgìre. Chaidh a chlàradh air bòrd trèana shònraichte air turas gu Caol Loch Aillse ann an 1973.

The coal supplies for Kyle, well before the railway came, of course, they came in by boat, by puffer, from the Clyde usually; little vessels that carried only coal. But after that the railway brought in quite a lot of the coal needed in the Kyle and other areas. The same thing applied to Mallaig. The result was that the price of coal fell below the price of peat. I don't know whether this applied to Kyle, it certainly did in Mallaig. The previous - before the railway came the price of coal was really prohibitive and peat was the main fuel used but with the coming of the railway down went the price of coal to less than the price of peat.

The only example of wood being used in British locomotives occurred in the Callander and Oban Railway in 1921 and this was an emergency expedient; it was during the coal strike of that year. The wood was local timber, it was cut along the railway line and it was stacked at intervals. Well, the engines functioned well enough in that they steamed almost as well as they steamed on coal, but the trouble was they had to stop every so often to load the tender up with wood fuel; it burned away so quickly that it just proved to be quite impracticable. It was all right to get the railway company over a difficult three-week or four-week period but it would never have served in normal operating circumstances.

Peat was used as long ago as 1831 in the engines of the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway. This railway passed over a bed of peat and the directors thought they would economise by trying it out but it wasn't a great success. Ireland tried out peat burners, in fact they brought the peat-burning locomotive to probably the highest peak of perfection of any of the peat-burning experimental engines, but even so the result was not really satisfactory

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
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Buaidh Rathad-iarainn na Gàidhealtachd air prìs connaidh

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 connaidhean airson na rathad-iarainn agus na sgìre. Chaidh a chlàradh air bòrd trèana shònraichte air turas gu Caol Loch Aillse ann an 1973.<br /> <br /> The coal supplies for Kyle, well before the railway came, of course, they came in by boat, by puffer, from the Clyde usually; little vessels that carried only coal. But after that the railway brought in quite a lot of the coal needed in the Kyle and other areas. The same thing applied to Mallaig. The result was that the price of coal fell below the price of peat. I don't know whether this applied to Kyle, it certainly did in Mallaig. The previous - before the railway came the price of coal was really prohibitive and peat was the main fuel used but with the coming of the railway down went the price of coal to less than the price of peat.<br /> <br /> The only example of wood being used in British locomotives occurred in the Callander and Oban Railway in 1921 and this was an emergency expedient; it was during the coal strike of that year. The wood was local timber, it was cut along the railway line and it was stacked at intervals. Well, the engines functioned well enough in that they steamed almost as well as they steamed on coal, but the trouble was they had to stop every so often to load the tender up with wood fuel; it burned away so quickly that it just proved to be quite impracticable. It was all right to get the railway company over a difficult three-week or four-week period but it would never have served in normal operating circumstances. <br /> <br /> Peat was used as long ago as 1831 in the engines of the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway. This railway passed over a bed of peat and the directors thought they would economise by trying it out but it wasn't a great success. Ireland tried out peat burners, in fact they brought the peat-burning locomotive to probably the highest peak of perfection of any of the peat-burning experimental engines, but even so the result was not really satisfactory