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Fortrose Railway Station.
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Fortrose Railway Station.


Station Cottages on the right, the The Tower/Tank
was to the left i remember.

I would love to know who the young chap is botttom left We would "help"the crew turn the engine on the Turntable then two would be allowed on the Footplate.
Ican remember Jimmy Leich the fireman frying us eggs on his shovel.
Picture added on 17 November 2012 at 14:44
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Can You give an approx date of the picture I used to live at 2 Railway Terrace,but cannot remember a tree, which in the picture blots out the water tower. I suspect that the picture is post 1945, but would like to know more.
Added by John MacKenzie on 17 November 2012
I ment the water Tower/Tank was to the left.
The young chap is bottom Right.

Added by Robin Whyte on 20 November 2012
Hello Jonn,
I don't when the photo was taken,but i'm talking about the 1950s and i can't remember a tree either.
Added by Robin Whyte on 21 November 2012
I've done a little research on the picture. The loco in the picture carries a BR number 57543. The picture was therefore taken after 1/1/1948. In 1950 this loco was allocated to Inverness shed and was probably used for goods traffic on the branch before closure.The loco was was scrapped by 1959.The picture then was taken in a ten/eleven year window
Added by John MacKenzie on 21 November 2012
I've had a closer look at the at the picture,
And i think we have two photos one on top of the other,If you look above the engine cab you will see a roof and two chimney pots with what looks like a TV mast on it.
The pots look more modern, and the roof iis not on the same level as Station Cottages.
Added by Robin Whyte on 24 November 2012
Robin , The chimney with the TV ariel is definately on 1 Railway Terrace. The pointed roof window is also on no.1. The next window is on our old hose at no. 2. (above the cab). The same window for no.3 is hidden by the dome and funnel of the engine. I think the picture is OK. Pity about the steam from the injector waste pipe! Your arial picture of Fortrose shows a tree beside the water tower on the TT face, so memory can be a bit faulty after time!
Added by John macKenzie on 26 November 2012
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