West Cork Through Time

West Cork Through Time

West Highland Line Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Line Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Extension Great Railway Journeys Through Time

Series: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

Publication Date15th June 2013

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs gives an insight into the history and landscapes of the West Highland Extension.
RRP: £15.99 Online Price £14.39
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445613383

The Mallaig Extension was approved in 1894 to provide a continuation of the West Highland route for the benefit of the fishing industry on Scotland's west coast. It revived, more ambitiously, the Fort William to Roshven line lost in 1889. With controversial state aid in place, construction began in 1897 and the Extension was opened in 1901. Steam was reintroduced on the line in 1984 and the Jacobite service to Mallaig is now a major tourist attraction. Crossing the famous Glenfinnan viaduct, the line touches Loch Eilt, Loch Ailort, Loch-nan-Uamh, Arisaig and Morar, giving wonderful views of the coastline and the Small Isles. In this book, a companion to his volume on the West Highland Line, Dr John McGregor uses a wide selection of period and modern photographs to bring the history and dramatic landscape of the Mallaig Extension to life for the reader.

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