Ayrshire Traction, by Colin J. Howat

Ayrshire Traction, by Colin J. Howat
Published by Amberley in 2015, 96 pages. Paperback (N7807X1)

Brand New Book

From the rear side cover: In the 1960s, there were still steam locomotives based at Ayr depot and a wealth of branch lines crossed the Ayrshire countryside. Although there was a wave of closures following the Beeching Report, by the 1980s it was decided that what railways were left were worth keeping and some stations such as Kilmaurs and New Cumnock were re-opened. This book takes a look at railway traction in Ayrshire, including at Kilmarnock, Largs, Greenburn, Irvine, Hunterston and Ardrossan Harbour.

Colin J. Howat, who has lived in Ayrshire all his life and spent many years working in the rail industry, uses his wonderful collection of colour and black and white photographs to document the last forty years of diesel and electric traction in Ayrshire, including both passenger and freight trains.

The book will delight anyone with an interest in the railway history of this part of Scotland and beyond....