Railways of the Scottish Highlands Series - Volume 5: "The Skye Railway"

AUTHOR: John Thomas, updated by John Farrington
ISBN:0 946537 48 8 & 0 946537 62 3
PRICE: hb £12.95 & pb £ 12.95
PAGES: 180pp; 216x138mm; maps and illustrations, some in colour.


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 before.

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.

We ONLY supply this title within UK. Overseas orders must be negotiated directly owing to the costs involved.

N.B. the paperback edition is out of stock. Hardback will be supplied instead.


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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"
- "The Skye Railway"

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