BOOK TITLE:

Railways of the Scottish Highlands Series - Volume 2: "The Highland Railway"

AUTHOR: H.A. Vallance, updated by Clinker and Lambert
ISBN: 1 899863 07 9
PRICE: £12.95
PAGES: p/b; 222pp; 216x138mm; numerous illustrations and photographs.

OVERVIEW:

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 it serves.

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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Railways of the Scottish Highlands Series

The 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.

Other volumes in this series include:

VOL I - "The West Highland Railway"
VOL II - "The Highland Railway"
VOL III - "The Great North of Scotland Railway"
VOL IV - "The Callander & Oban Railway"
VOL V
- "The Skye Railway"

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