The Heilan Line, by Brian Wilkinson

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The Heilan Line, by Brian Wilkinson
Subtitled 'The Portessie Branch of the Highland Railway'

Published by Buckie Fishing Heritage Centre in 2019, 76 pages. A5 size booklet (N7830)

This booklet was first published in the 1980's, and it provides a fascinating history of the Portessie Branch of the Highland Railway, which ran from Keith to Portessie and stopped at Aultmore, Enzie, Drybridge, Rathven and Buckie along the way. The first section opened in the 1880s, and the line operated for several decades until it was closed as part of Beechings cuts in the 1960's. Sections in the booklet include:

The Competing Parties
Objective - Buckie
A Start is Made
Rails over the Enzie Braes
Progress
Further Progress
The Bombshell Fails
Partial Restoration
Hopes Raised - and Dashed
The End
Long Gone - but much to see
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.