Locomotives of the Highland Railway

Locomotives of the Highland Railway

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Locomotives of the Highland Railway

Formed from the merger of the Inverness & Aberdeen Junction and the Inverness & Perth Junction Railways in 1865, the Highland Railway ran from Perth in Central Scotland north to Inverness and then on up to Wick and Thurso.

From Dingwall it ran west to Kyle of Lochalsh to serve Skye and the Western Isles. Another line ran east from Inverness to Keith, where it connected with the line to Aberdeen. Several branches were built to serve nearby towns.

What's inside 'Britain’s Pre-grouping Railways: Locomotives of the Highland Railway'

In addition to inheriting several locomotives from its constituent companies, the Highland Railway was renowned for its distinctive stable of locomotives.

Many of these were built at the company's works at Lochgorm, Inverness. Locomotive superintendents for the HR were William Barclay, William Stroudley, David Jones, Peter Drummond, F. G. Smith and Christopher Cumming.

Jones and Cumming in particular produced some outstanding designs such as the F 'Bruce', Strath, Jones Goods, the Small and Large Ben (mountain), the K 'Barney' classes, not to mention the Snaigows and the Clans. They included not only the large named trains for passenger services, but also the humble shunters.

Fully illustrated, this fascinating archive of the Highland Railway's locomotives features over 150 photographs and images.

'Locomotives of the Highland Railway' in detail

Author: John Christopher and Campbell McCutcheon
Publisher: Amberley Publishing 2014
ISBN: 9781445633619
Format: Softback, 96 pages
Size: 234 x 165 mm
Condition: New

Part of the Droids Books Collection