Isle of Mull Railway

Isle of Mull Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Isle of Mull Railway was a 10 1 4 in gauge line, 11 4 miles long, which ran from the ferry terminal at Craignure to Torosay Castle, on the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Originally it was known as the Mull and West Highland Railway. The line opened in 1983 and closed in October 2010. The line was marketed as Scotland's original island passenger railway. In 1975, the then-owner of Torosay Castle, David James decided to open the house and gardens to the public. Local businessman Graham Ellis, a railway enthusiast, suggested that a narrow-gauge railway might be the ideal way to transport visitors from the ferry terminal 11 2 mi away, whilst also becoming a tourist attraction in its own right. Although Planning permission was granted in 1975, it was not until April 1982 that construction got under way. The line was completed in May 1983, with the first test run taking place on the 22nd of that month. The first experimental service started on 18 August 1983 with the official opening of the line taking place on 22 June the following year. Up to 2010, the line had carried over 25,000 passengers per annum.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135864068
  • 9786135864069