The Highland Railway
- The Highland Railway
- by H.A.Vallance
- With a route mileage of over 500, the Highland occupied third place among the five fully independent pre-1923 main line railways of Scotland. Its popularity with thise 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.
- This is a new edition of the work first published in 1938 and now extremely scarce. It has been specially revised to mark the centenary of the completion of the main line from Inverness to Perth in 1963.
- The first chapters give a detailed account of the growth of the railway. Train services, locomotives and steamships have their own chapters, and a chapter on problems of operation deals with such aspects as fighting the winter snowfalls and the remarkable burden of traffic the limited system had to carry during the first world war.
- The railway is placed against the backdrop of the country it served, and the new edition will be welcomed by those interested in the Highlands generally as well as by railway enthusiasts.
- There are 16 pages of plates, a coloured frontpiece and numerous maps and other drawings in the text.
- 178 pages, 1963 Revised & Extended edition, Case bound, 5½" x 8¾"
- No ISBN
- New — Out of Print
- Pre-Owned, cover rubbed, minor page edge foxing
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