Scottish Highland Railways describes eight great journeys by rail through northern Scotland, detailing the history of the lines while travelling along their modern-day routes. In addition, the landscapes, regional history, stations and services available are all described. With over 100 present-day and archive photographs and maps, this book provides the histories of the railways of the east coast, the Grampian region, the highland main line and the Far North, West Highland and Oban, Mallaig and Kyle of Lochalsh lines. A railway company 'family tree' is given and a timeline documenting the many mergers and changes over time. The recent history of these railways in the 20th and 21st centuries is given along with a list of operational stations in 2020 together with passenger usage statistics. There are also details of rail organizations and regulations in Scotland.
David Tucker has been a keen user of public transport since the 1960s, while working in various professions as a researcher and writer. A tour guide across Scotland since 2010, David has extensive knowledge of travel in the Highlands. He has lived for many years near Stirling, enjoying the city's cultural life and good public transport connections.
A lovely account of the history of Highland Railways, the settlements that grew around them and a dash of general history to boot. A nice guide to bring with you when travelling by rail or to keep by the bedside and dream.
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