Railway Districts Illustrated (No.1), Edinburgh (Princes Street), Edinburgh - Carstairs
Published by Xpress in 2002, 48 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 17cm by 24cm (N4786P2)
Brand New Book
This book is a fascinating pictoruial account of the steam railways in and around the Edinburgh to Carstairs line, and is packed full with black and white photographs showing steam locomotives, carriages and stations, as well as disgrams and charts containing information on the route, signalling, and much more!
From the first page: Even at the height of its activity, the Caledonian/LMS tended to be overlooked at Edinburgh which - given the scale of operations around the Waverley - gave the impression that the city was a North British monopoly, a perception understandable if not entirely just.
Few of the operational complexities that characterised the North British were present at Princes Street where the system comprised a main line to Glasgow Central with a divergance to Carstairs at Midcalder Junction, eleven miles out of Edinburgh. The service consisted of eleven trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow and 14 departures for Carstairs, some of the latter being extended to Muirkirk, Lanark, or Symington
From the rear side cover: Xpress Publishing should not be confused with its contemporaries. None of our text is written second hand nor do we produce books that have been culled and paraphrased from earlier books. Our books are written by Railwaymen who did what they are writing about - assisted by the fact thatduring our careers none of us threw away a timetable, engine or carriage working!
There are two fundamental that underpin our editorial policy - firstly all matter must be written by writers who were permenantly engaged in British Rail railway operations prior to the Beeching era, and secondly the book must be original content and completely independent of anything written on the subject elsewhere.
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