The Perth and Dunkeld Railway, by Keith Fenwick and Neil Sinclair
Booklet published by the Highland Railway Society in 2006. A5 size booklet, 46 pages (N5650).
From the introduction: Today, Dunkeld is just a brief stop on the journey between Perth and Inverness and this has been the situation for most of the station's existence. However, for the first few years of its life, it was the terminus of a branch line which was conceived during the railway mania of the late 1840s and eventually opened in 1856. That line enjoyed seven years of independence before it became part of the through route to Inverness. This became a lifeline to the north and contributed to the growth of tourism in the Highlands. Later, it played a significant role in both World Wars. Today, as part of the ScotRail network, it continues to provide a popular service for locals and visitors alike.
This booklet describes in detail how such a short railway was promoted and operated and how a risky investment was well rewarded. The line's later history as part of the Highland Railway and its successors is summarised. Sections include:
The Railway Mania Schemes
The Perth and Dunkeld Railway
Along the Line
The Years of Independence
Perth and Dunkeld Railway Staff
Highland Railway Days
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover have one or two very minor scuffs but are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.