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Scottish Main Lines
Edinburgh to Inverkeithing
Including the Port Edgar, North Queensferry and Rosyth Dockyard branches
by Dennis Lovett & Allan McLean
The crossing of the Forth Estuary provided a challenge up to the opening of the Forth Bridge in 1890.
The original route via Kirkliston required passengers to change to the ferry before rejoining trains to complete their journeys. Both routes and the connecting lines are covered in this album.
'The authors, both former railwaymen, have assembled an excellent and varied collection of monochrome images to portray this important route, from the splendours of Edinburgh Waverley Station through to Inverkeithing.'
(The Railway Magazine, July 2020)
'A fascinating read, featuring many little-known locations near to the mighty Forth Bridge. The history is well-written, with many photographs from antiquity, as well as current scenes.'
(British Railway Modelling, April 2020)
'A new book charting the history of the Edinburgh to Inverkeithing railway line has revealed a fascinating insight into travel in the Capital last century.'
(Edinburgh Evening News, 11th January 2020)
'There are two distinct chapters to the story of railways radiating north of Edinburgh - life before the opening of the Forth Bridge on March 4 1890, and the aftermath when many of the original facilities were rendered redundant almost overnight.'
(Steam World, Issue 393, March 2020)
'Another well-researched, if necessarily brief, but recommended addition to the Railway Bookshelf, particularly for those seeking an introduction to some lesser known lines to the north and west of Edinburgh.'
(North British Railway Study Group Journal, No. 139, March 2020)
'A bit of a nostalgia fest as I have been visiting the area, on and off, for most of my life, the picture of the old Forth Car Ferry a particularly welcome insert.'
(J.New - SLS Journal, March/April 2020, No.922, Vol.96)
- Dennis Lovett & Allan McLean
- Vic Mitchell
- Scottish Main Lines
- Middleton Press Ltd
- 25 January 2020
- 240 x 174 mm
- 96 Pages
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history
|Ratho Low Level||32|
|South Queensferry Halt||40|
|North Queensferry (Terminus)||46-47|
|Naval Base Junction||56|
|Inverkeithing South Junction||66-68|