Beattock to Carstairs (Middleton)

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Part of the Middleton Press series covering Scottish Main Lines Beattock to Carstairs Including the Moffat, Wanlockhead, Peebles (CR) and Dolphinton (CR) branches covers the section of line first opened by the Caledonian Railway in 1848.

The author, Dennis Lovett, looks at this stretch of the line, where the climb north of Beattock through the Lowther Hills provided spectacular scenery for passengers, and created hard work for those on the footplate. After Beattock Summit, the line followed the Clyde Valley to Carstairs where the lines to Scotland’s two largest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, diverged. Four branch lines provided additional traffic. With the Railways Act 1921, the line was incorporated into the London, Midland & Scottish Railway; then in 1948, upon nationalisation, it became part of the British Railways Scottish Region

The book is illustrated with 120 black & white photographs showing interesting features along the line including stations, junctions, signal boxes, and a range of steam, diesel and electric traction. Also includes maps, gradient profiles, diagrams and tickets. 96 pages. Hardback.

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