The North British Railway - a History


The North British was Scotland’s largest railway company, and the fifth-largest in the UK.

This very detailed history covers its rise from its from its over-ambitious, and under-funded beginnings until the Grouping, by which time its routes extended from Cumberland and Berwickshire up to Aberdeen and to Mallaig on the remote west coast. It had also been responsible for the construction of both the Tay bridges, and the Forth Bridge.

Its locomotive fleet, some of which lasted until the end of steam in BR days is also covered.

288 pages with over 200 contemporary B&W photographs, and maps. Hardbound.

See also: The Castle and the Bear