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Peterhead Prison Waggon

This originally six-celled waggon on display at at the marvellous Maud Railway Museum once ran between the hard-labour prison at Peterhead and Stirlinghill granite quarry. The prison provided cheap labour wanted by the Admiralty for building a Harbour of Refuge. The Scottish equivalent of the roads chain gangs so beloved of gangster films. Armed guards patrolled the quarry bank.

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Taken on August 12, 2018