Diesel water stop memories on Far North line

KEITH Farr’s ‘Battling for the Far North’ (RM September) brought back many memories of travel on a line where a winter diesel-hauled run included a water stop en route to top up the steam heating boiler.

My picture (above) shows No. 26045 on the 11.47 Thurso/Wick-Inverness taking water at Helmsdale on April 6, 1982.

J A Cassells, Coleraine.

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