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Looking back at Alford's rail history

By David Porter

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RAILS to Alford was the intriguing titile by guest speaker Mike Stephen at last week's meeting of Garioch Heritage society at Garioch Heritage centre in Inverurie.

Mike, past chairman of the Great North of Scotland railway society, took his audience on a pictorial journey through the Alford valley railway from Kintore to Alford.

At many of the small stations it was surprising to see how magnificent the actual stations were -and how important servicing the local quarries.

Tilliefourie once made 19th century news on account of a money dispute reported as The Tilliefourie Riots!

The vote of thanks was given by Charlie Milne a former railway man.

Prior to Mike's talk the society's AGM was held with the re-electin of the nine committee members

The society's next meeting will take the form of an outing to Monravia in June.

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