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Iron Road to Whisky Country
Iron Road to Whisky Country

The Romance of Scotland's Railways
The Romance of Scotland's Railways

Taysides Last Days of Steam
Tayside's Last Days
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Highland Railway

Highland Railway

Highland Railway: People and Places -... From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail. The opening of the Inverness and Nairn Railway in 1855 was one of the most significant events in the history of the Highlands. It created new communities, led to the development of villages into towns and boosted agriculture and tourism. In this new book, published to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Inverness and Nairn Railway, Neil Sinclair looks for the first time at the social history of the railway line, through the lives of those who worked on it and the communities in which they lived. Drawing on interviews with former railway staff, newspaper cuttings and diaries and letters from the Highland Archives, the author has pieced together detailed portraits of families and individuals whose lives were tied to the railway they worked on. The major events of the 20th century - two World Wars, the rise of the unions and the growth of road transport - are considered in the context of their impact on the railway and its workers. Illustrated with more than 200 carefully sourced photographs, the book that is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in the Highlands, as well as railway enthusiasts. Highland Railways.

Victorian Travel on the West Highland Line: By Mountain, Moor and Loch in 1894 This volume was originally published in 1894 to encourage the Victorian tourist to travel on the West Highland Line. The railway, which at that time had only just been completed, boasts more spectacular and romantic scenery than almost any railway in the world. We travel the same route today - beside the Clyde to Loch Long and on to Loch Lomond, Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Rannoch, Glencoe, Spean Bridge and past Ben Nevis to Fort William. Hundreds of pencil sketches illustrate the route and the rich history of the lochs and glens through which the traveller passes.

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