Rail Books - Free UK Postage on Orders Above £20!
Cart 0
The Port Road - Dumfries to Stranraer, Portpatrick, Kirkcudbright and Whithorn
Lightmoor Press

The Port Road - Dumfries to Stranraer, Portpatrick, Kirkcudbright and Whithorn

Regular price £30.00
The Shortest Sea Route between mainland Britain and Ireland, the twenty mile crossing between Stranraer and Larne, was a jewel in any railway crown. Eighty-one miles of largely single track railway were built from Dumfries through inhospitable, barren uplands to Stranraer. The Caledonian Railway operated the line for the first two decades but then joined with the Glasgow & South Western, the Midland and the London & North Western railways, each buying a quarter share to create, in 1886, ‘the Jointest of All Joint Railways’. The Scottish companies operated the line and took alternating responsibility for its upkeep. Passengers, the Royal Mail, goods and considerable war-time traffic mixed with stopping local trains. The line was operated with a variety of pre-Grouping rolling stock, signalling and motive power rarely seen. Within these pages, Andrew Swan outlines the history of the line and its branches, and gives a detailed description of each of the stations along the route, with a 32-page section of buildings and rolling stock plans all in colour. Further chapters cover train services, signalling and some of the staff who worked on the line. Railway enthusiasts, modellers and anyone interested in local history will find much to enjoy in this lavishly illustrated book.

ISBN: 9781911038214

Most orders are dispatched within two working days of receipt of cleared payment. If there is going to be a significant delay, we will endeavour to contact you and give you an estimated dispatch time.

Please be aware that advance orders will be sent as soon as the relevant book has been published. 

When placing your order, please ensure that you add the correct full shipping address to your order. This includes house number, street name, zip code/post code. If parcels are returned on account of an incorrect shipping address we will contact you to seek the correct address and also ask that you pay a contribution towards posting the parcel to you a second time. 

UK

All orders over £20.00 are post free to all UK addresses. For orders of £20 or less, a £1.30 postage fee will be added. These are normally sent via Royal Mail 48 Hour (the business equivalent of 2nd class mail) which is not tracked. If you require tracking for your, tracking options are available for a small fee. If the service that you require is not shown, please get in touch with us and we can quote for your desired service.

Large, bulky or high value orders may be split in to multiple consignments or sent via courier. There is no additional charge for this and you will be advised at the order fulfillment stage if this happens.

Overseas

Overseas orders are charged based on weight, and postage will be automatically calculated at checkout. For a postage quotation, please add the items you want to your cart and proceed to the checkout. All orders are usually sent via Air Mail - this is not tracked. If you required your order to be tracked or sent by a different service, please contact me, preferably before checkout.

Royal Mail will only accept parcels up to 5kg in weight (2kg for Canada). If you are ordering multiple items that exceed these limits, please contact us first so that we can advise you of the appropriate shipping rate.

Some countries charge import taxes and we suggest that in these cases, you asked for your order to be tracked so the local taxation authorities can trace your parcel.


Share this Product


More from this collection



More by Lightmoor Press