Scottish Railway History

We now have an expanding range of titles covering Scottish railway history so it was decided to make a separate section to cover these.

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The Port Road
Andrew F. Swan
The Shortest Sea Route between mainland Britain and Ireland, the twenty mile crossing between Stranraer and Larne, was a jewel in any railway crown...more

Vanished Railways of West Lothian
Harry Knox
West Lothian (Linlithgowshire), despite being one of Scotland’s smaller counties and compact in area, lies on lands that have been occupied from way...more

The Paisley & Barrhead District Railway
Jack Kernahan
This is the story of a railway built to the highest engineering standards, comprising two lines, one of double track and the other single, with...more

William Pickersgill and the Caledonian Railway '956' Class
Donald Peddie
Designed at St Rollox to work, without assistance, the heaviest passenger trains on the company’s principal routes from Glasgow to Carlisle and...more

Caledonian Railway Carriages
Mike Williams
This long-awaited book describes the carriages owned and operated by the Caledonian Railway from its opening until the 1923 Grouping, with 250...more

The Montrose & Bervie Railway
Mike Mitchell
The Montrose & Bervie Railway is the story of the picturesque railway branch from Montrose to Inverbervie, which opened in 1865 and closed...more

Signalling the Caledonian Railway
Jim Summers
The face of the Caledonian Railway was unmistakable, whether in the remote Highlands or the bustling industrial areas of central Scotland. Hitherto...more

Edinburgh St. Margaret's :The story of the 'Other' Edinburgh Depot of the North British Railway 1845-1967
Harry Knox
The first engine shed, a roundhouse, and the workshops comprising St. Margaret's, were built atop a historic well by the NBR in 1845. Mainly...more

Branch Lines of Strathearn
John Young
Sir Walter Scott once described Perthshire as ‘the most varied and the most beautiful’ county in Scotland. Within Perthshire, Strathearn fully...more

The Scottish Shale Oil Industry & Mineral Railways
Harry Knox
The Scottish Shale Oil Industry was to prove a world first, where mineral oils were produced for the first time, from the oilbearing shale lying below...more

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