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Fortrose Railway Station. 1930s
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Fortrose Railway Station. 1930s

Station showing engine and staff, 1930s.
James Riach (Station Master), Jimmy Dick (booking clerk), Frankie Hay (driver), Ian Budge (fireman), Jock McKay (guard) and boys Douglas and Albert Hay.
Picture added on 12 September 2010 at 09:57
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Fortrose Railway Station
The loco is a London & South Western Railway Adams radial tank, number 0487, which was recorded on the Fortrose branch in 1919, according to Cormack & Stevenson, the same year that all the Radials were returned to the LSWR having been borrowed to cover a shortage of Highland locos during the war, so we have dated the photo as 1919. The station master is in Highland Railway uniform (the HR can be made out on his hat). It's a great photo!
the station master is my grandfather james arthur riach.he moved to kyle of lochalsh just before WW2,then to aviemore 1941, and 1943 to stranraer harbour from where he retired to inverness around 1952.He had been station master at avoch before moving to fortrose
Added by James Jm Riach on 09 February 2013
I loved your article post. Really Great. Todhunter
Added by WilliamKede on 13 May 2016
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