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The Invergordon Archive

The view West
The Invergordon Archive
The view West

This picture is looking towards the Donkey Bridge and Fyrish, with Ben Wyvis in the far background.
Picture added on 04 March 2006
I can remember when I worked on the railway when the sea mist was really thick having to walk out to the signal post (the black and white post)with one of the signalmen and putting detonators on the line to warn the trains that they were coming up to the distant signal and to slow down. Think I used to go out there with Bongie McKay (junior).
Added by Douglas Will on 05 March 2006
This path has now been replaced with a newer one that leads to the Golf Club carpark, but the view hasn't changed much (thankfully!!). I must take some recent photos & post them so people can compare the new & old Invergordon!
Added by Jillian on 06 March 2006
Are the large concrete square blocks still by the Donkey Bridge? They were supposed to be used to stop tanks etc moving down the road but it beats me how they would have moved them onto the road.
Added by Douglas Will on 08 March 2006
Hi Douglas, you are correct about the signalman you went with. It was my father Jimmy Mackay - Bongie as you called him.
Added by Brian Mackay on 04 September 2007
Hi Brian, nice to hear from you. Yep, all the distant walking was done by me and your Dad. It was he who first introduced me to the very high signal post just below the old junior school. I froze about half way up and he had to throw stones at me to get moving. When you got to the top it really swayed right over the railway line. That was one signal lamp I hated having to change. Cheers. Doug Will
Added by Doug Will on 05 September 2007
Hi Brian - are you the Brian Mackay who lived in the railway cottages at the side of the road on the seafront just west of the Slaughterhouse - would have started school in 1955???
Added by Graham Mackenzie on 07 September 2007
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