The Royal Deeside Line
- The Royal Deeside Line
- by A.D.Farr
- Of all British branch lines few can be so well known, even if only by name, as that which ran along Royal Deeside from Aberdeen to Ballater.
- Through both its natural beauty and its connections with the Royal family, Deeside has become one of Scotland's best loved tourist centres and the railway that followed the course of the Dee provided a journey of exceptional scenic attraction. Now that the line has been closed this book, based on original research, looks back on its colourful past.
- Its history is related from its hesitant beginnings, through the storms that accompanied its changes of ownership, the rise and fall of suburban and excursion series, to the final closure. The first complete railway in Aberdeenshire, it carried upto seventy one trains a day at the height of its popularity, including the uniques King's Messenger trains, and was once, according to tradition, the owner of a locomotive painted in Royal Stuart tartan.
- Through six reigns the Royal family regularly travelled to and from Balmoral on the railway, and other notable passengers included Nicholas II, the last Czar of all the Russias. The last train ran in December 1966
- 158 pages, 1968, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- ISBN-10 0715356178
- New — Out of Print
- Pre-Owned, very good, some dust jacket rubbing
- David & Charles Publications