The Railway Atlas of Scotland: Two Hundred Years of History in Maps
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The rich diversity of Scotlands 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 countrys 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 Britains rail network this beautiful atlas allows the reader to understand the bigger story of the effects of the railway on the landscape and the impact of Scotlands distinctive geography on the pattern of railway development over a period of nearly two hundred years. The unique map selection is supported by an informative commentary on key cartographic, geographical and historical features, and 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 Scottish history.