Photographs, whether old or new, provide one of the richest sources of information. They also provide many hours of entertainment as well as the basis for endless arguments.
The Highland Railway attracted many well-known photographers from the early days of railway photography. The spectacular Highland scenery continues to provide the backdrop for many outstanding photographs of modern traction and the many tourist trains which come to the far north.
The historic collections available include :
- Kenn Nunn, formerly in the possession of the Locomotive Club of Great Britain but now transferred to the National Railway Museum, York.
- H L Salmon, now in possession of Stephenson Locomotive Society
- Transport Treasury, various photographers
Many of the Society's photographs can be viewed on the Highland Council's Am Baile website.