London, Midland & Scottish Engine Sheds: Volume 6; The Highland Railway
Volume 6 of LMS Engine Sheds examines those sheds inherited from the Highland Railway. The Highland differed markedly from all major pre-Grouping Companies; unlike any other it served a distinct community, isolated and scattered. Completion of the unpromising branch from Wick to Lobster (independent but worked by the HR) in the summer of 1903 brought the Highland Railway into its final form, a prosaic end to perhaps the most extraordinary railway construction in Britain A main fine largely of single track, the High-land weaved a course through mountain and moor from the highest passes to the sea In keeping with its rural nature small sheds. simple in construction, grew up on branches. Junctions and the numerous banks which dotted the line.
The book includes a detailed account of each of the IS engine sheds still operating in 1947 and some brief notes on sites closed prior to nationalisation. It is illustrated with a variety of photographs, together with scale track plans and some shed elevations.
Hardback with dust jacket, 130 pages, black & white photographs, track plans
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