Scottish Railways in the 1960s

Michael Clemens

A mix of high quality colour and black & white photographs, together with informative commentaries brimming with detail, covering the railways of Scotland in the late 1950s and 1960s. Virtually all of the photographs have never been published before and were taken by the author, his late father, and their friend Alan Maund.
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
193 color and black & white
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781557617
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 9.76 X 6.77 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


Scottish Railways in the 1960s makes a broadly clockwise journey around the country visiting many long-closed railways, branch lines, a few industrial locations, plus the locomotives that worked over them.

Locations seen include: Alloa, Alva, Auchtermuchty, Ayr, Ballachulish, Beattock, Brechin, Burghead, Dumfries, Callander, Carstairs, Castle Douglas, Coalburn, Douglas, Drongan, Duns, Edinburgh, Elgin, Fort William, Georgemas Junction, Glasgow, Gleneagles, Greenock, Hawick, Helmsdale, High Blantyre, Inverness, Killin, Kilmarnock, Larkhall, Lennoxtown, Lesmahagow, Lugar, Montrose, Muirkirk, Paisley, Rannoch, Stonehouse, Stranraer, Tburso, & Turriff.

The time period is mainly between 1958 and 1966. Steam motive power largely dominates except in the far north. Scottish Railways in the 1960s will appeal to railway enthusiasts, modllers and those interested in local history. Virtually all of the photographs, a mixture of black & white and color, have never previously been published and all were taken by the author, his father, and their friend Alan Maund. An extensive and informative commentary accompanies the photographs.

About The Author

Michael Clemens and his late father in the 1950s & 1960s lived in Worcestershire but travelled all over Britain, from Penzance to the north of Scotland, filming many now long closed railways and the steam locomotives that worked on them. The movie film collection, the largest of its kind in the UK, has been released by the author on thirty videos starting in the 1990s. The first volume of still photographs was published in 2007 and this is the author’s eighth book.

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