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Nabhaidhean air Rathad-iarainn Inbhir Pheofharain & an Eilein Sgitheanaich
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_JOHNTHOMAS_14
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
ROS
LINN
1980an; 1990an
CRUTHADAIR
John Thomas
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
2078
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, agus e a' deanamh coimeas eadar na loidhne agus an fheadhainn a gheibhear an sgìrean san Eilbheis. Chaidh a chlàradh air bòrd trèana shònraichte air turas gu Caol Loch Aillse ann an 1973.

Most of them, I believe, were West Highlanders and Islanders. They had worked on the West Highland Railway, on the main line of the West Highland Railway, and - I'm speaking now about the extension from Strome to Kyleakin, the workers for that, which was the really tough part to do - some of the workers who had been specially trained for that job definitely came on to the job here and I have read that they also had some Scandinavian navvies. I don't - I haven't seen any note or any mention of Irish navvies but they usually got everywhere so no doubt they were around in this area too. The main base camp for the construction of the original line was at Dingwall and they had another camp at Strome which, of course, was served from the sea, and quite a lot of material was brought in from the Clyde area to Strome by sea. Also, a great deal of material - the rails particularly - came from the east coast of England, from round about Darlington and these came by sea. And there's a rather plaintive note in one of the minute books in which the contractor excuses the lack of progress on the line with the fact that the rails have been delayed from four to seven months on passage, by 'contrary winds'. Of course, this meant that the rails were coming up in sailing ships and they had been delayed all that time on the relatively short journey

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
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Nabhaidhean air Rathad-iarainn Inbhir Pheofharain & 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, agus e a' deanamh coimeas eadar na loidhne agus an fheadhainn a gheibhear an sgìrean san Eilbheis. Chaidh a chlàradh air bòrd trèana shònraichte air turas gu Caol Loch Aillse ann an 1973.<br /> <br /> Most of them, I believe, were West Highlanders and Islanders. They had worked on the West Highland Railway, on the main line of the West Highland Railway, and - I'm speaking now about the extension from Strome to Kyleakin, the workers for that, which was the really tough part to do - some of the workers who had been specially trained for that job definitely came on to the job here and I have read that they also had some Scandinavian navvies. I don't - I haven't seen any note or any mention of Irish navvies but they usually got everywhere so no doubt they were around in this area too. The main base camp for the construction of the original line was at Dingwall and they had another camp at Strome which, of course, was served from the sea, and quite a lot of material was brought in from the Clyde area to Strome by sea. Also, a great deal of material - the rails particularly - came from the east coast of England, from round about Darlington and these came by sea. And there's a rather plaintive note in one of the minute books in which the contractor excuses the lack of progress on the line with the fact that the rails have been delayed from four to seven months on passage, by 'contrary winds'. Of course, this meant that the rails were coming up in sailing ships and they had been delayed all that time on the relatively short journey