Highland Railway Album
- Highland Railway Album
- No railway company in Great Britain served a more remote and sparsely inhabited area than the Highland. The romantic aspects of the region's history and the grandeur of its scenery endowed it with an irresistible fascination for Victorian readers of Scott and Susan Ferrier, which ensured a heavy tourist traffic to compensate for the relative paucity of local transport demands.
- The Highland was strongly aware and proud of its individualty. The engines at one time bore the full title of The Highland Railway. Even the origin of the railway differed markedly, for unlike most other railways the Highland was built more by landed than commercial wealth. In recognition of the Duke of Sutherlands great contribution, he was permitted to run his own engine and carriage over the Highland Railway, an unique privilege which survived until 1948.
- The Highland possessed some of the most aesthetically pleasing engines in Great Britain and while they have received full justice in these pages, it has been the intention in compiling this album to present as complete a portrait of the railway as possible.
- 112 pages, 1974, Case bound, 7¼" x 9½"
- Ian Allan Publishing
- ISBN-10 071100532X
- ISBN-13 9780711005327
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