The West Highland Lines: Post-Beeching (Book)

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The railway lines of the West Highlands of Scotland are famous the world over for their illustrious history and unparalleled scenic beauty. Linking Glasgow with Oban, Fort William and Mallaig, the lines managed to survive the axe of Dr Beeching, whose infamous report forced the closure of almost a third of Britain's railways in the 1960s. With a detailed look at the routes, their workings and rolling stock since then, Webster examines how the West Highland network has gone on to prosper to the present day. Despite Beeching, British Rail's rationalisation, privatisation, fluctuating freight traffic levels and economic downturn, the network retained its unique infrastructure in the modern age. Today the use of modern traction, together with the return of steam-hauled trains, has added yet another dimension to this wonderful scenic route.

About the author:
Gordon D. Webster studied journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University. He is the author of several books including The Railways of Glasgow: Post-Beeching and West Highland Lines: Post-Beeching.

Author: Gordon D. Webster
Publisher - The History Press Ltd
Size: 156 x 234mm
176 pages

8 colour Plates, 20 colour Illustrations & 70 black and white Illustrations, 
ISBN: 9780752497068

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