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Ogilvie’s Lorry leaving Leal Forest
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No: 1228   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1974
Ogilvie’s Lorry leaving Leal Forest

Photograph courtesy of Brian Fletcher, Conon Bridge.

Load of timber on a Leyland Buffalo leaving Lael Forest bound for Pulp Mill. The driver is James Macdonald from Fort William.

Picture added on 18 August 2012
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I'm looking at that bridge then to the load on that lorry and thinking will it make it across, and also the tight bend in the forest road so near to the bridge.?

Added by Leslie Phillip on 26 December 2017.
Aye Leslie, that is not a tight bend for Lael, there are some much tighter bends further up the hill. Also at that time, 1974, overloading lorries was common practise. At Longart block, 20 miles down the road towards Garve the bridge into the block, of similar construction, had a weight limit of 32 tonnes gross and yet the weight tickets sometimes showed 44 tonnes gross for the lorries! Different times from today.
My regards, Bill

Added by Bill Rayner on 31 December 2017.
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