The West Highland Railway

Author: John Thomas
Editor:
ISBN: 9781899863211
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One of a series of books telling the story of the railways of the Scottish Highlands, this book deals specifically with the West Highland Railway. It tells the story of the struggle to construct the line through mountain passes, across deep ravines and over the wilderness of the Moor of Rannoch.

The West Highland Lines

Author: Gordon D. Webster
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 075095700X
Size: 18,43 MB
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The railway lines of the West Highlands 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 lines, 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, BR’s rationalisation, privatisation, fluctuating freight traffic levels and economic downturn, it 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.

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

Author: John McGregor
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445633566
Size: 11,50 MB
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A close-up look at 120 years of the West Highland Railways.

West Highland Extension Great Railway Journeys Through Time

Author: John McGregor
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445613506
Size: 19,82 MB
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This fascinating selection of photographs gives an insight into the history and landscapes of the West Highland Extension.

Act To Empower The West Highland Railway Company To Deviate Certain Parts Of Their Authorised Railway And To Construct New Railways And A Pier In Connexion Therewith To Raise Further Capital And For Other Purposes 25th July 1890

Author: Gt. Brit. Laws, Statutes, Etc
Editor:
ISBN:
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The New Railway

Author: John McGregor
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445647338
Size: 17,10 MB
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Dr John McGregor tells the fascinating story of the earliest years of the West Highland Railway.

Rambling Man Walks The East Highland Way

Author: Andrew Bowden
Editor: Andrew Bowden
ISBN:
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Scotland. It's beautiful. Something about the trees, the lochs and, of course, the wide range of single malt whiskys as well. Oh and there's some lovely walking up there as well. Such as the East Highland Way. It's a nice walk. It has trees, lochs and, of course, places where you can purchase from a wide range of single malt whiskys. The lure of the East Highland Way was so strong that some people just have to hoist rucksacks on their backs, and rush to the train station with a good friend to do it. And who wouldn't? Along the way, such a person will see other things too. Old bridges, lots of rivers, the remains of crofts and a hydroelectric scheme. And there will be some tales to be told at the end of it as well. Maybe at the end of it, someone who walked the trail will write some sort of book about it all. Well, stranger things have happened.

Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth

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Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1405385669
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This updated edition of Make the Most of Your Time on Earth: 1000 Ultimate Travel Experiences, is a book that will inspire everyone, now boasting 20% all-new suggestions for world-class destinations and experiences. Perfect for both the seasoned traveler and the armchair dreamer, it brings you the very best in travel - extraordinary landscapes, jaw-dropping architecture, white-knuckle adventures, and the world's best beaches. The guide's suggestions range from Intrepid travel adventures such as trekking to the source of the Ganges, cycling the Karokoram Highway, and hiking Corsica's GR20 to suggestions for the perfect places to stay-have you ever tried sleeping in a yurt in Inner Mongolia or chilled out at the Ice hotel in Sweden? For amazing wildlife, why not look for lemurs in Madagascar or go platypus-watching in Australia? Don't forget the world's most spectacular festivals including Queen's Day in Amsterdam, Trinidad's carnival, and the camel fair in Pushkar, India. Whether you are tempted by living in an African village or tagging dolphins on the Spanish coast, there's all manner of ethical travel experiences to fuel your wanderlust! The very best things to see or do-not before you die. Now available in epub format. KEY NEW ENTRIES INCLUDE: ? Going on a frog safari in Zululand ? Climbing Britain's highest lighthouse on Lundy Island ? Spotting bushbabies by moonlight in Queensland ? Touring on the only private icebreaker in the world in Finland ? Bathing in the Belle Epoque resorts of the Kaisers in Baltic Germany ? Chowing down on retro pie at the re-opened 'Fray Bentos' factory in Uruguay ? Climbing Lenin Peak in the Pamirs, Tajikistan ? Experiencing sci-fi plants of Mount Kenya