The North British Railway
- The North British Railway
- Volume 1
- by John Thomas
- This is a detailed history of the North British railway based on original research and breaking much new ground. It is accurate, thorough and a readable work that railway enthusiasts and others have come to expect from John Thomas, the Don of Scottish railway historians.
- The early days of the North British are bounded with disasters. The line along the Berwickshire cliffs fell into the sea as the locals had forecast; once 29 of its 71 engines were out of traffic simultaneously; and there was a scandal which rocked the finacial world.
- The North British was nearly gobbled up, first by the North Eastern and then by the terrible Caledonian. But it served to become the biggest railway in Scotland with lines reaching out from Edinburgh to Northumberland and the Cumberland coast in the south, the Clyde, Fort William and Mallaig in the west and Aberdeen in the north, It ran the first sleeping car in Britain, built the Forth and Tay bridges - and survived even when the latter collapsed with a train on it in a gale
- The volume in fact ends with the night of the Tay Bridge disaster, having covered the 38 eventful years from the first meeting of the promoters
- 256 pages, 1969, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- ISBN-10 0715346970
- New — Out of Print
- Pre-Owned, good, spine has faded
- David & Charles Publications