The Waverley Route - The Post War Years
The Waverley Route - the North British Railway's main line from Edinburgh to Carlisle - was one of the most romantic of all the main lines constructed in Britain. Serving the many isolated communities in the Scottish borders, the line provided an essential link for more than a century until its controversial closure in the late 1960s. Three decades after the line's demise, its closure is still a cause of resentment to those in the borders who had relied upon it. Ironically, however, although an ambitious preservation scheme immediately after closure failed, today there is renewed hope that the line, in part or in whole, will reappear to serve the growing timber and leisure industries.
In this book, Robert Robotham, whose earlier book on the line On the Waverley Route was both a critical and commercial success, pays tribute to the men and machines of the Waverley Route. Drawing upon some 150 superb illustrations, the book is a pictorial record of the line in its heyday, when the Anglo-Scottish expresses from St Pancras to Edinburgh - the third great route for long-distance travel between London and Edinburgh - powered their way over the unforgiving gradients of the Waverley Route.
Comprehensive in its coverage, The Waverley Route: The Postwar Years is an evocative reminder for all who know and love the Scottish borders of the great loss that the community suffered when the railway line closed. It will be of interest to railway enthusiasts, railway modellers and local historians alike.
Hardback, 112 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Good/Very Good with a little discolouration to edges of pages
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