This edition includes fantastic quality photos such as those of Ian Lothian (plus a review of his book), extensive “On the Waterfront”, Spotlight on The Oban Line from early days, Winchburgh Tramway and Heritage Railways.
“Helensburgh Upper, Ardlui, Roy Bridge, Garelochhead, Arrochar and Tarbet, Crianlarich, Bridge of Orchy and Tulloch stations will all benefit from the £1.7m investment on the route. Funded by the Scottish Government, the project will get underway at Arrochar & Tarbet from January 27 – with plans to deliver the improvements…
You can listen to the play, written by Paul Hernes Barnes with Eilidh Cameron Sykes and Lodhaid MacRath, (the true story of the early surveying of the line in 1889) and to the audio guides to the walks at Bridge of Orchy, Corrour and Rannoch here
This edition includes Caledonian Sleeper, The Jacobite, On The Waterfront, Summer Diesel Services in the Sixties and Book Reviews as well as the usual collection of stunning images, all brilliantly edited by Doug Carmichael.
Full details here: Highland Explorer Award Interesting video with some unusual combinations eg with Class 170 (but not on WHL): Abellio ScotRail Class 153 “Highland Explorer” Active Travel Bike Trains – YouTube
Written by ScotRail and published by geotourist this is an excellent (and free!) guide to the Lines. It is available at West Highland Line | Tour Details — Geotourist – take it with you on your journey!
The Scottish Government has announced that it will manage the Caledonian Sleeper from the 25th of June 2023 through Scottish Rail Holdings. “Caledonian Sleeper staff will transfer to the new Scottish Government owned entity, with their terms and conditions protected.”
This edition of West Highland News Plus contains the many usual features plus It includes “WEST HIGHLAND SUMMER SATURDAYS IN 1957” by John McGregor and “CRIEFF LINES NO MORE – PART 3” by David Ferguson. Free to members or £4 plus p&p from the Editor, Doug Carmichael