The Highland Railway is one
of Britain's most famous railways, whose route covers 500 miles
of spectacular Scottish scenery and which operates in the face
of severe conditions. This history of the line, the late H.A.Vallance's
classic of railway literature, has again been updated, by A.J.Lambert.
The story now includes the changes and controversies of the nineteen
nineties, a period of great change for the railway and the communities
This volume includes a brief but factual account of the theft of the "Ferret", a vessel belonging to the railway, which was eventually discovered under a false guise in Melbourne, Australia.
The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands comprises five independent volumes, of which this is one. Originally conceived and published by the genius of publishers David & Charles, the series is now cherished and maintained in Scotland by House of Lochar, Isle of Colonsay.
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of the Scottish Highlands Series
five books which follow tell the unique stories of the railways
that penetrated some of Europe's most difficult terrain and opened
up scenery as dramatic as may be seen from any train, anywhere.
Remarkably, at least part of all five systems are still in use
today, some carrying heavier seasonal passenger traffic than ever
before. All these books include colour as well as numerous black
and white illustrations, whilst appendices list all major facts
like openings and closures of sections and stations.
volumes in this series include:
I - "The West Highland Railway"
II - "The Highland Railway"
VOL III - "The Great
North of Scotland Railway"
VOL IV - "The Callander
& Oban Railway"
- "The Skye Railway"