The New Railway: The Earliest Years of the West Highland Line

The New Railway: The Earliest Years of the West Highland Line

by John McGregor


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781445647326
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John McGregor recently retired as a lecturer at the Open University. He is a trustee of the Glenfinnan Station Museum and a member of the Friends of the West Highland Line. In 1994 he wrote 100 Years of the West Highland Railway for Scot Rail, and in 2005 produced The West Highland Railway: Plans, Politics and People for Birlinn. He lives near Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Background 11

Chapter 2 Building 20

Chapter 3 Opening Day 32

Chapter 4 The Foreshore Quarrel 36

Chapter 5 The District Superintendent 42

Chapter 6 Southern End and Inveraray; Crianlarich 52

Chapter 7 Early Days 61

Chapter 8 Snow 66

Chapter 9 The Landed Interest 72

Chapter 10 Crisis 79

Chapter 11 The Mallaig Extension 85

Chapter 12 Great Glen 9o

Chapter 13 Progress, 1895-6 96

Chapter 14 'Inverlair & Kingussie', Banavie, Ballachulish and Ben Nevis 104

Postscript 112

Appendix 115

Notes 116

Select Bibliography 122

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