Rail Rover: Scotland in the 1970s and 1980s

Rail Rover: Scotland in the 1970s and 1980s

By: Arnie Furniss (author)Paperback

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The Rail Rover ticket for Scotland in the 1970s and 1980s had the grandiose title `Freedom of Scotland' - for the ever-growing group of diesel enthusiasts in the 1970s, it was a gift from the gods. Possibly less successful in its original purpose, which was to entice tourists, to the railway enthusiast it was more than a train ticket. Armed with a week's worth of clothes, toiletries, camera, tripod and the blue Scottish timetable, this ticket was also the overnight accommodation, ideally in corridor coaching stock between Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh - or occasionally the risky option to Carlisle that could end up in oversleeping to Preston or Crewe! An army of rail enthusiasts set out in pursuit of the exotic machines that were never seen south of the border, unless you lived in Carlisle, and found a realm of unexpected consequences. Utilising his array of rare and unpublished images, Arnie Furniss takes the reader on a nostalgic and often humorous journey around the Scottish Region during the halcyon days of British-built diesel locomotives.

About Author

Arnie Furniss is an ex-railwayman currently based in Stockport. He has photographed the railways for more than thirty years.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781445669571
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781445669571
  • weight: 280
  • ISBN10: 1445669579

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