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Engine arriving at Fortrose - c1950???
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Engine arriving at Fortrose - c1950???

'Barney' 17703 has just arrived from Muir of Ord. Jack Mackenzie is about to drop the 'key' on the platform, so that Station staff can use it to indicate state of the line. He will then uncouple the engine from the train before the engine makes for the turntable.
Picture added on 11 August 2011 at 22:35
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Fortrose Railway Station
Comments:
This picture pre-dates 1950. Probably about 1930/35. Jack Mackenzie moved to Inverness aabout September 1940.
Added by John MacKenzie on 16 August 2011
It is recorded in Highland Railway Locomotives Book 2(Cormack & Stevenson)that this locomotive acheived a speed of just under 55 MPH near Munlochy,on the 3.35pm from Muir of Ord to Fortrose during August 1937. This was an attempt to gain time lost by a late start.
Added by John MacKenzie on 01 April 2013
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