Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 143,929 pages of information and 230,149 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Highland Railway

From Graces Guide

Revision as of 16:25, 3 March 2007 by Ait (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

The Highland Railway (HR) was one of the smaller railways before the grouping; it operated north of Perth railway station in Scotland and served the farthest north and south of Britain. It was absorbed into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923.

The Chief Engineer (CE) of the originally proposed Perth and Inverness Railway was Joseph Mitchell. He held the same post for the Inverness and Nairn railway, the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway, the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway (that is the three that merged to form the Highland Railway). He relinquished the post in 1863. The work was then carried out by a private company (which just happened to be the one run by Mitchell), and arrangement that was terminated in June 1865 when the merger that formed the Highland Railway took effect.

Inverness and Nairn railway

  • December 1854 May 1865 Alexander Allan Worked through a local representative - his nephew William Barclay.
  • May 1865 - Dec 1865 David Jones temporary appointment
  • Jan 1866 - Jan 1870 William Stroudley
  • Jan 1870-1896 David Jones
  • 1896 - Dec 1911 Peter Drummond
  • Dec 1911 - Aug 1915 F.G. Smith
  • Sept 1915 1922 Christopher Cumming
  • 1922 D.C. Urie[1]


  1. Wikipedia