Thank you to Derek
Caiden for allowing me to reproduce this photograph of his great
grandfather, Archibald Veitch and friends, taken in Marionville
"Archibald Veitch is second from
the left in this photograph. He was born in Peebles in
1860. He joined the North British Railway at an early age and
worked his way up to driver after a 7 year apprenticeship.
He lived all of his life at Marionville
Road. A lot of drivers lived in that area due its close
proximity to Smokey Brae at Jockís Lodge where the engines were
fired and made ready each morning.
He drove the first train ever from
Thurso to London Kingís Cross. (I donít have a date for that).
He died in 1945."
Caiden, Blackhall, Edinburgh; October 24, 2007