Highland Railway Album - 2
- Highland Railway Album No.2
- Perhaps because the Highlands as a region was to a degree insulated by its remoteness from the shifting economic and social patterns of lowland Scotland and England during the 1920s and 1930s, the grouping and LMS management did little to alter the character of the railway. Improved rolling stock and alien locomotive designs soon appeared, but the demands on the railway altered little in their nature. The fishing fleets at some ports declined as concentration in larger centres such as Aberdeen and Fraserburgh became the trend, and the Second World War placed as great a burden on the railway as the First had done; but with the resources of the LMS, the operating difficulties were not as a critical. The difficulty of retaining the pride of employees in a larger organisation became apparent, not helped by the Highland engines returning from overhaul in the south with names mis-spelt, but most engines were still well cared for, at least until 1939.
- Even today the Highland lines retain more of their original buildings in an unaltered state than most of the pre-Grouping companies; and with scenery largely unspoilt by development, it is still easy to visualise an earlier era when travelling on or visiting the railway today.
- This book is a sequel to the same authors Highland Railway Album
- 128 pages, 1978, Case bound, 7¼" x 9½"
- Ian Allan Publishing
- ISBN-10 0711008779
- ISBN-13 9780711008779
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