Old Photograph Loch Tummel Steam Locomotive Inverness Scotland

Old photograph of the steam locomotive named Loch Tummel by Inverness, Scotland. The Highland Railway Loch class locomotives were large 4-4-0s normally used north of Inverness in the Highlands. They were introduced in 1896, to the design of David Jones. Fifteen were built by Dübs and Company in Glasgow, all going into traffic between July and September 1896. Thes locomotives were needed primarily for the increased traffic on the Kyle line where they were the heaviest locomotives permitted. This period was when the initial traffic of the United States effort in World War I was flowing, and much was brought to the west coast of Scotland in an effort to reduce the effect of the U-Boat menace. The trains ran from Kyle to Invergordon.

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