Scottish Railway History In Pictures
- Scottish Railway History
- Railway History In Pictures
- by John Thomas
- This is a book which breaks new ground as far as railway picture books are concerned. It is not a collection of conventional locomotives pictures. Rather its a documentary in which illustrative matter is used to paint a broad picture of the Scottish railway scene. It recognises that a railway is an affair of men as well as of machines, and that it is a living organism serving a community.
- Scotland is a small country that can be traversed by train in half a day, yet within its boundaries spectacular mountain railways exist cheek by jowl with racing stretched that once held the attention of the railway world.
- The Scottish civil engineers, faced with daunting natural hazards, produced the mightiest railway bridges in the kingdom. The locomotive engineers accepted the challenge their difficult country presented, and produced many famous classes for the home lines, while in Glasgow the biggest locomotive plant in Europe built for the five continents. Above all the country bred a lively, distinctive community of railwaymen, on the line, in the workshops and in the administrative offices. This book sets out to show something of the lives and chievements of these men.
- 112 pages, 1967, Case bound, 7½" x 9½"
- ISBN-10 0715341618
- Pre-Owned, very good, minor end-paper foxing and cover edge rub
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