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    DescriptionTwice voted the top railway journey in the world, the West Highland route to Mallaig (like the Dingwall & Skye and the Callander & Oban) accessed the remote and mountainous west coast of Scotland. The original West Highland line, described here, links Glasgow and Fort William. In the late nineteenth century, with their nearest railheads many miles away, the inhabitants of Fort William sought their own railway, approved in 1889. It was opened all at once in 1894. From the north shore of the Firth of Clyde, the line passes the Gareloch, Loch Long and Loch Lomond, before crossing desolate but beautiful Rannoch Moor. From Corrour, Britain's highest and most inaccessible railway station, it descends through Glen Spean towards Fort William. In this book, Dr John McGregor uses a wonderful collection of photographs to bring the history of the line to life.

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    West Highland Line
    Great Railway Journeys Through Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John A. McGregor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 234 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    ISBN 13: 9781445613369
    ISBN 10: 1445613360

    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKSH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24350
    BISAC V2.8: PHO019000
    BIC subject category V2: WQP
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004000, PHO023100
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKSH
    DC23: 385.094115
    Illustrations note
    170 illustrations incl 87 colour
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    23 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John McGregor recently retired as a lecturer at the Open University. He is a trustee of the Glenfinnan Station Museum and a member of the Friends of the West Highland Line. In 1994 he wrote 100 Years of the West Highland Railway for Scot Rail, and in 2005 produced The West Highland Railway: Plans, Politics and People for Birlinn. He lives near Edinburgh.