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VIRGIN TRAINS organise an annual visit to Scotland for transport journalists and photographers , this year MullRail featured as it is 20 years since it was opened by CHRIS GREEN then in charge of SCOTRAIL and now chief executive of VIRGIN TRAINS and shortly to be Chairman .


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Left to right,

Sim Harris, Rail Manager
Brian Morrison, Railway Illustrated
Michael Timms
Chris Milner, Railway Magazine
Graham ellis, Mullrail
Gavin Morrison
Dennis Lovett, Virgin trains
Colin Nash, Milepost 92 and a half
Chris dixon, Railway Magazine


14 journalists disembarked from the Isle of Mull and made their way to Craignure station to catch the 13.10 to Torosay.They were lead by Mr MacLean of Virgin trains and guided by Mr John Yellowlees SCOTRAIL`S Director for External Affairs. Lunch was provided at Torosay Castle the railways destination where they had the chance to eat estate venison and a desert of locally grown fruit pie after which they were free to explore Torosay Castle and its gardens or find out more about the railway . The weather was superb and they finally departed on the 16.10 train to catch the 1700 sailing to Oban.
The star of the day was the Operations Manager`s (DAVID MOSELEY) dog DEREK who has an eye to building up his image and was keen to feature in all the photographs. They returned having hopefully had an enjoyable day and confirmed in the knowledge that as Chris Green said when he opened the railway in 1984 " we must remember that the railway no longer finishes in Oban. "
Graham E Ellis 08/07/04 Day of visit
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