Silverstripe Saw Mill

By 1900 the Silverstripe Saw Mill (located in the small village of New Banchory) has gained a narrow gauge internal tramway which seems to have reached into most areas of the site and ran parallel to and behind the loading bank adjacent to the siding. Timber was not only transported by road and rail but also on the River Dee from the eighteenth Century. It is known that timber was floated (probably for the last time) 'from Dess to the sawmills at Banchory in 1884'. The change from dragging timber up from the river allowed the site to be rearranged and a tramway installed. Compare with the original layout see image 77156 Research for caption text by Charlie Niven. Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

Location: Silverstripe Saw Mill

Original line: Deeside Railway

Photographer: National Library of Scotland

Contact photographer: National Library of Scotland

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Date: 13/06/2021

Image number: 77266

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