The Great North of Scotland Railway - a New History


Whilst it had larger ambitions, the Great North of Scotland ended up with lines running for Aberdeen to Ballater (the Royal route to Balmoral Castle), a mainline to Keith and Elgin, where it linked to the Highland Railway to Inverness, a line from Keith to Boat of Garten, and a number of lines largely serving fishing ports to the north of Aberdeen and along the Moray Firth.

Whilst the smallest of Scotland’s main railway companies, the GNOSR was an efficient and innovative railway from the 1880s on, despite never having any motive power larger than 4-4-0s.

This is the last of David Ross’s histories of Scotland’s railway companies, and fully up to the standards of the others. 256 large format pages, maps, numerous archive B&W illustrations and hardback.