Great North Memories - The British Railways Era in North-East Scotland

Great North Memories - The British Railways Era in North-East Scotland

by Graham Maxtone and Keith Fenwick

Book published by the Great North of Scotland Railway Association in 2014, 96 pages. Paperback - c.16cm by 24cm (N7122)

From the rear side cover: When British Railways was formed in 1948, the lines In the north east of Scotland had not changed much since the days of the Great North of Scotland Railway. A couple had closed and new locomotives had appeared, but the atmosphere of the old Great North persisted and train services were little altered. Traffic prospered in the early 1950s but then declined and everything changed in the following decade. Firstly came dieselisation in 1960/61 and then wholesale closures which left only the main line and three freight branches operational by the end of 1970.

This book takes a look at the old Great North during that period by way of a journey around the system. It shows how the working railway has changed from one which served as the backbone of local transport to that of today which only provides transport for passengers between main towns.

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover have one or two very minor scuffs but are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover.