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The Railway Atlas of Scotland

by David Spaven


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ISBN: 9781780272382
Published: 09 Oct 2015
Format: Hardback
Extent: 224
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
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About the Book

The rich diversity of Scotland's railway network has never before been the subject of a specialist atlas. This book showcases 181 topographical and railway maps, telling the story of the country's railways from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Researched and written by David Spaven - who co-wrote the best-selling Mapping the Railways on the history of Britain's rail network - this beautiful atlas allows the reader to understand the bigger story of the effects of the railways on the landscape and the impact of Scotland's distinctive geography on the pattern of railway development over a period of nearly 200 years. The unique map selection is supported by an informative commentary of key cartographic, geographic and historical features. This sumptuous atlas will appeal not just to railway enthusiasts and those who appreciate the beauty of maps, but also to readers fascinated by the role of railways in Scotland's modern developments.

The Author

David Spaven

David Spaven was born and brought up in Edinburgh, and has lived and worked in Inverness, London and Glasgow. He has spent his whole working life in and around the rail industry and is the author of a number of acclaimed railways books, including Mapping the Railways (HarperCollins, 2011) and Britain's Scenic Railways (HarperCollins, 2012).