The Callander & Oban Railway: this
volume tells in vivid detail, with much hitherto unpublished material,
the fascinating story of the building, development and working
of one of the major railways of Scotland's north-west coast, the
Callander & Oban. Like the West Highland, the Callander &
Oban was a way of life, a colourful institution, with an extremely
unusual and varied history. Today, almost miraculously after closures
of the 1960s, the most picturesque section remains open. First
published in 1966 but updated to 1990.
The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands comprises five independent volumes, of which this is one. Originally conceived and published by the genius of publishers David & Charles, the series is now cherished and maintained in Scotland by House of Lochar, Isle of Colonsay.
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of the Scottish Highlands Series
five books which follow tell the unique stories of the railways
that penetrated some of Europe's most difficult terrain and opened
up scenery as dramatic as may be seen from any train, anywhere.
Remarkably, at least part of all five systems are still in use
today, some carrying heavier seasonal passenger traffic than ever
before. All these books include colour as well as numerous black
and white illustrations, whilst appendices list all major facts
like openings and closures of sections and stations.
volumes in this series include:
I - "The West Highland Railway"
II - "The Highland Railway"
VOL III - "The Great
North of Scotland Railway"
VOL IV - "The Callander
& Oban Railway"
- "The Skye Railway"