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ISBN: 9780857041630
AUTHOR: Brian Sharpe
Steam Across The Highlands
Steam Across The Highlands
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Steam trains and Scottish highland scenery make a powerful combination, but is an experience that virtually disappeared fifty years ago. From the early 1980s though, as the railway preservation movement went from strength to strength, the return of steam traction to the Highlands proved to be one of the movement’s most elusive goals. After the first tentative steps with the occasional steam train over the Highland main line though, steam returned with a vengeance in 1984, to the West Highland line to Mallaig on almost a daily basis.

Packed with evocative colour images, this book shows the full story of the steam revival on every surviving route in the Highlands, from the Strathspey Railway, through the regular ‘West Highlander’ and ‘Jacobite’ trains to Mallaig, to the one-off specials to Oban, Kyle of Lochalsh and the Far North, and including the multi-day, multiengine land cruises of recent years.

With the accent on sunshine, scenery and steam, this is a comprehensive tribute to the men and machines which have conquered the Highlands for a second time in steam’s Highland revival.

Brian Sharpe is a journalist and lifetime railway and steam enthusiast, brought up close to the East Coast main line when it was ruled by the Gresley Pacifics.

As well as being deputy editor of Heritage Railway magazine for the past ten years, contributing features and news items, Brian has written books on Flying Scotsman, the dieselisation of British Railways and the railway legends of Doncaster.

In his spare time, Brian has also been a long-serving volunteer on the Nene Valley Railway, principally in the civil engineers and wagon restoration departments. Throughout many years of photographing steam locomotives in action around the world, the railways of Scotland have always held the greatest appeal.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 163 0, hardback, 238x258mm, 144 pages. Published September 2012.

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captures the sheer variety of the Park, in all its many moods from light-hearted to sombre, in this stunning collection of 140 full-colour images.
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