Argyll and the Highlands' Lost Railways

by Gordon Stansfield

Argyll and the Highlands' Lost Railways

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At the height of the railway era, the Scottish Highlands had a total of 183 railway stations, serving some of the most remote parts of the United Kingdom. Road transport was virtually non-existent and every village wanted its own station. Today there are just sixty-eight left to cover this vast area, but unlike other parts of the country, the prospect seems set for an upturn in railway use. Some stations have been reopened and, just as they were a hundred years ago, railways continue to be a major lifeline for the economies of Caithness and Sutherland. This collection of fifty-two period photographs, dating from the 1880s through to the 1960s, is enhanced by a line-by-line history recalling past glories of rail travel in this area of spectacular natural beauty. Locations featured include: Banavie, Roy Bridge, Clachnaharry, Oban, Tomatin, Aviemore, Ballachulish, Kentallan, Duror, Craegan, Benderloch, Campbeltown, Kilkerran, Machrihanish, Skelbo, Boat of Garten, Fort Augustus, Fort George, Fortrose, Avoch, Munlochy, Fort William, Inverness, Lybster, Strathpeffer, Kincraig, Gollanfield, Loch Awe, Helmsdale, The Mound, Lairg, Bonar Bridge, Edderton, Invergordon, Muir of Ord, Beauly and Clunes.

ISBN: 9781840332537

Publication date: 01/05/2003

Format: Paperback

Extent: 48

Publisher: Stenlake

Stock status: Published

Categories: Last Chance To Buy , Argyll and Islands