The Skye Railway: the
railway to Skye between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh has a fascinating
and noble past. The narrative in this volume begins in the days
when arrogant feudal overlords fought like fury to keep the railways
out of the glens, and ends with the line's devoted public fighting
just as determinedly to prevent its closure. There was action
and incident in plenty along the 63 mile line that connects the
eastern and western seas across one of Scotland's most remote
and beautiful regions. Using many hitherto untapped sources, the
author unfolds the story of the Skye railway in a detail not seen
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"