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Photographs of Dornoch Light Railway
Photographs of Dornoch Light Railway

Set of six monochrome photographs relating to the Dornoch Light Railway. 01 Tom Fraser (Driver) and Roddy McLennon (Fireman) on the footplate of locomotive 1646; 02 Tom Fraser on the footplate of locomotive 1646 in Dornoch goods yard; 03 locomotive 55053 at the Mound 25 June 1956 with guards van in front; 04 Dornoch Station 25 June 1956; 05 Embo Station; 06 locomotive 55053 , Tom Fraser on footplate, fireman standing beneath unknown
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Tom Fraser (driver) is my Grandfather.. my mother is 85 now (Ishbel Margaret Fraser). Tragic accident on the railway led to the death of her brother Angus Fraser aged about 17. My mother who was sometimes called Pearl would love to hear about this site so I will show her when I see her next. Thank you. ~ Many thanks for your comment. Administrator.
Added by Morag West on 03 September 2017
Tom Fraser was related to my father William Alexander Mackay (Willie M) and he often talked about the accidental death of Angus Fraser. For the moment I cannot remember Angus's Embo by-name. The way my father told the story was that Angus was working at the Helmsdale railway station and was involved in the shunting of train wagons, and in this operation was somehow crushed between two wagons and killed. At that time he was a new railway employee. ~ Many thanks for this information. Such a tragic story. - Administrator
Added by Kenneth Mackay on 13 September 2017
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'Railway Time' pocket watchRailway incident 11 July 1912Barbara (Ross) Fraser carrying fish at the MoundPrecarious bus loading operation at Lairg StationCrossing Keeper's house Station Road DornochFramed photograph engine & wagon in Dornoch sidingFramed photograph of engine in Dornoch sidingsBroken engine axle delayed Dornoch Train 1916John Player and Sons, Nottingham Delivery SlipBritish Rail Express Parcels Delivery sheets 1980