00 Exhibition Panels: Railways in Perthshire

Exhibition Panels: Railways in Perthshire

01 Martha Soutar

I was born in Auchterarder in 1923, and my father was a railwayman, Tom Soutar. He started off as a railway porter at Auchterarder Station, and then he went on to become a relief railwayman and travelled to various stations. He did guard work when necessary –

 

02 Billy Gardiner

02 Billy Gardiner

Billy Gardiner

There was men in Comrie who remembered when the railway was built and then when it closed. Laggan Park, was a big mound of earth at one time, and that’s where they got all the earth to make the embankment. Of course everything came on the train, the cattle and sheep. They’d get set off to winter, some went to Fife and some went to Speyside.