An Illustrated History of: Tayside's Railways -Dundee and Perth- (IR732)
Product No.: IR732
Title: An Illustrated History of: Tayside's Railways -Dundee and Perth-
Author(s): Smith, W.A.C. & Anderson, Paul
Publisher: Irwell Press
Dust Jacket: None
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 1997
Features: 84 Pages with Black/White Photos.
Tayside, a region of great beauty and immense diversity between the mighty Grampians and the wide Tay estuary - a land of broad straths, sudden gorges and the almost impenetrable Sidlaw and Ochil Hills. These natural features determined the shape of the railway system centred on two Scottish cities - sedate Perth, one of the most important railway centres in Britain, and Dundee, famous for jute, jam and journalism.... and the Tay Bridge.
The region and the railways were characterised by a fascinating diversity , in its landscape and its railway engineering. In this Illustrated History this contrast comes to life, from A4s on the three-hour Aberdeen expresses to the horse tram at Inchture Village. Pairs of Inverness-bound Black 5s prepare for the Highland summit at Drumuachdar, bust residentail services run businesslike from Arbroath and Newport. Mixed trains rattle along the idyllic Aberfeldy branch and saddle tanks fuss about in the streets of Dundee - a fascinating slice of Scottish railway history.