West Highland Railway

Stock No 46785
EAN/ISBN 9781445633459
Author: John McGregor
Publisher: Amberley
Format: PB

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In 2014, the West Highland Line will celebrate the 120th anniversary of the official opening of the West Highland Railway between Glasgow and Fort William. The West Highland Railway was originally the product of empire building and speculation as the great age of railway building came to a close, but along with its extension to Mallaig, has been twice voted the top railway journey in the world. From the north shore of the Firth of Clyde, the line passes the Gareloch, Loch Long and Loch Lomond before crossing desolate but beautiful Rannoch Moor. From Corrour, Britain's highest and most inaccessible railway station, it descends through Glen Spean towards Fort William. In this profusely illustrated book, Dr John McGregor takes a look at the line from its construction through to the present day, including the men who built it and ran it in the early days through the tourism and advertising that have always surrounded it to mishaps and maintenance.

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