The Highland Railway
- The Highland Railway
- The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands, Volume 2
- by H.A.Vallance
- The late H.A.Vallance's history of the famous Highland Railway, with its route mileage of over 500 serving some of Britain's most spectacular scenery, has long been an acknowledged classic of railway literature. It has now been brought thoroughly up to date through the work of C.R.Clinker and Anthony J.Lambert, given extra reference material and illustrations including colour for the first time.
- It is a remarkable story: the Highland occupied third place among the five fully-independent pre-1923 railways of Scotland, and a large proportion of its mileage survives and indeed carries record passenger traffic.
- The Highland's popularity with those who love railways arose from the scenic charm of its terrain, and also from the way in which the small company succeeded in working its traffic in the face of natural difficulties, and with limited financial resources, over routes that were largely single track. It pioneered the 4-6-0 in Britain. Winter snowfalls have ever been a challenge, while the company bore a remarkable burden of traffic during the first world war, and, having been singled, some sections of the main line from Perth to Inverness have been redoubled in recent times.
- 210 pages, 4th extended edition 1985, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- ISBN-10 0946537232
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