Railways of South West Scotland (Paperback)
Two Generations of Photography
Illustrated with over 180 photographs, this book presents two generations of railway photography of the southwest of Scotland. The two 20-year periods of 1960–80 and 2001–21 were chosen because the former covers the changeover years from steam to diesel, and the latter covers privatisation, electrification, a range of very colourful trains and a reawakening of the rail network in the southwest after the downward trend during the last years of BR.
The book amply illustrates the lines from Glasgow to Gretna down the Ayrshire and Inverclyde coast to Stranraer, along with the former Glasgow and South Western line through Kilmarnock and Dumfries. In addition, many of the branches and minor routes are also catered for. Exploring the region through the decades, this book is an invaluable source of reference for railway enthusiasts interested in the railways of the southwest of Scotland.
"This is a fine and well-priced work covering an interesting area of the country."West Somerset Railway Association