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The Invergordon Archive

Steam at Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
Steam at Invergordon

A Stanier Class 5 locomotive, No. 44767, hauling a train into Invergordon on its way north. The date is not known, but this is probably a special, running long after steam was officially withdrawn.
The station is still well kept in this picture and the footbridge is obviously in use!
Picture added on 12 February 2005
Comments:
There seems to be a rig in the background. What year did the rigs start comming into Invergordon?
Added by Jock Henderson on 19 June 2009
I can remember them coming in the mid-eighties when I was a teenager. I remember at New Year they would all blow their horns at midnight - quite a noise. Now it's all just fireworks!!
Added by JillianB on 06 July 2009
What a super picture! Before the demise of steam the Stanier "Black 5" was usually the engine which pulled trains to the North. In the winter it was not unusual for two of these engines to be pulling together in order to blast through snow drifts on the line. The engines normally had a "cow catcher" attached to the front, presumably to fend of wandering cattle or deer on the line.
Other engine types were seen from time to time including an engine with a date plate "1901". It had a very tall chimney and even in the fifties it looked like a museum piece.
When a train was passing through, kids would rush to stand on the bridges to be enveloped in the steam as it passed below.
Added by Bill Geddes on 09 July 2009
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