Skye Marble Railway
Marble was discovered near Kilchrist in Strath Suardal about 3 miles south west of Broadford around 1907. A large factory was built near the quarry for cutting and polishing the quarried blocks. The light railway extended 4 miles from Broadford pier to the quarries, and there was a branch line to the factory.
The railway was operated by a Hunslet Engine Company steam locomotive named Skylark, which was acquired second-hand from Ireland.
- http://hlrco.wordpress.com/scottish-narrow-gauge/constructed-lines/skye-marble-railway/ Skye Marble Railway
- Aberdeen Journal. Monday 3 July 1911. p.4.Skye Marble Quarries. Industrial Transformation in the Highlands
- Sheffield Teleraph. Saturday 18 February 1911. p.8. Skye Marble. Highland Industry with a future.
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