The Kyle of Lochalsh and Far North Lines

Author: David Price

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 998

A stunning collection of photographs taken along one of the most scenic routes on Britain's railways, located in the Highlands of Scotland.

The Kyle of Lochalsh Line Great Railway Journeys Through Time

Author: Ewan Crawford

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 806

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the Kyle of Lochalsh Line has changed and developed over the last century.

Scottish Highland Railways

Author: David Tucker

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 294

Scottish Highland Railways describes eight great journeys by rail through northern Scotland, detailing the history of the lines while travelling along their modern-day routes. In addition, the landscapes, regional history, stations and services available are all described. With over 100 present-day and archive photographs and maps, this book provides the histories of the railways of the east coast, the Grampian region, the highland main line and the Far North, West Highland and Oban, Mallaig and Kyle of Lochalsh lines. A railway company 'family tree' is given and a timeline documenting the many mergers and changes over time. The recent history of these railways in the 20th and 21st centuries is given along with a list of operational stations in 2020 together with passenger usage statistics. There are also details of rail organizations and regulations in Scotland.

The Pre-grouping Railways

Their Development, and Individual Characters : Part 3

Author: Christine Heap

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page: 83

View: 191

The Scottish Highlands

Author: John Anthony Lister

Publisher: Nicholson

ISBN:

Category: Highlands (Scotland)

Page: 197

View: 101

The West Highland Railway

Plans, Politics and People

Author: John A. McGregor

Publisher: J. Donald

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page: 274

View: 310

This book addresses the general politics of promotion and the disputes over state assistance for the Fort William-Mallaig line, rather than the heroics and the romance of construction and operation. It reviews other schemes, more or less successful. And it examines the expectations bound up with the railway development, asking how far these had been achieved, or remained relevant, by 1914.'I think I have sometimes made two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, and that is ... perhaps the highest function a man can do for his country': Charles Forman, civil engineer, evidence in support of the Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway, 1896.

The Scottish Railways

A Sketch of Their Growth and Recent Developments

Author: A. Newlands

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page: 28

View: 150

Scottish Railways

Author: Oswald Stevens Nock

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page: 230

View: 631

Highland Railway

Britain's Railways in Old Photographs

Author: Keith Fenwick

Publisher: History Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 128

View: 902

The Highland Railway has a special place in the eyes of many who have an interest in railways. Whether it is the romantic scenery, the long lines running through sparsely populated country or the characteristics of its locomotives that draws people is hard to say. The railway was a lifeline to the country during the twentieth century, and nowadays provides one of the most popular tourist lines in Scotland. Through the selection of over 200 archive photographs and their captions, this book depicts the rich scenery and history of the Highland Railway which stretched from Perth to Inverness and then further north to Wick and west to Kyle of Lochalsh. It shows how the train services met the needs of scattered communities in all weathers throughout the year; how the annual influx of tourists in the summer months was handled; and how the lines survived several attempts to close them by continually adapting their role. This book will be a treat for anyone who remembers the golden age of the railway and for anyone keen to capture the essence of those bygone days.

Insight Compact Guide Scotland

Author: Berndt Muller

Publisher: Insight Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 109

Compact Guide: Scotland is the ultimate quick-reference guide to this popular destination. It tells you all you need to know about the country's attractions, from the rural delights of the Lowlands to the rugged splendour of the Highlands and islands, from the romance of its castles and glens to the vibrant culture of its cities. This is one of 130 Compact Guides, combining the interests and enthusiasms of two of the world's best-known information providers: Insight Guides, whose titles have set the standard for visual travel guides since 1970, and Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction television programming.