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Skelbo station late 1950's
Skelbo station late 1950's

Monochrome photograph showing a train at Skelbo Station in the late 1950's with the train guard attending a lady passenger with a bicycle while a gentleman waits. © 01464-820717/ 07867-645410
Picture added on 10 November 2015 at 15:43
If my memory serves me correctly, the stationmaster at Skelbo in 1950 was a Mr MacLachlan and he had a son then my age (10 years) called Lachlan MacLachlan. We often spoke to them on our way to the upper reaches of Loch Fleet (the Little Ferry) to compete with the seals and Arctic terns in capturing some succulent golden spot flounders stranded in the sandy tidal pools at low tide.

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Added by Kenneth Mackay on 11 November 2015
I remember the MacLachlans well, the son's name was Martin who served an apprenticeship as a plumber and moved to London as a young man.
Added by John Mackay on 25 April 2016
Thanks John. Of course the correct name was Martin MacLachlan. I got mixed up between Martin and a Lachlan MacLachlan that I knew in my years in Rhodesia.
Added by Kenneth Mackay on 27 April 2016
Train guard would be Davy Laird around that time
Added by Dan Murray on 11 May 2016
The locomotive is one of the Great Western designed but BR built 0-6-0PT. Both built at Swindon May 1951. 1646 came north in 1957 and 1649 July 1958. The line closed on 13th June 1960. ~ Thank you for the information ~ Administrator.
Added by Laurence GRANT on 29 May 2017
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