Dundee & Arbroath Railway

Published by the Caledonian Railway Association and Lightmoor Press, The Dundee & Abroath Railway tells the story of the line which remains in use today as part of the East Coast Mainline having been operated jointly by the Caledonian Railway and North British Railway and their successors.  The book will be launched at Model Rail Scotland in February 2023 and is available now for pre-order.

This line opened for traffic in 1836, as the second of no less than four early railways in Tayside, three of which were based in Dundee. Originally independent, it was acquired in turn by the Scottish North Eastern Railway and then the Caledonian Railway, before the opening of the Tay Rail Bridge brought it into the joint ownership of the Caledonian Railway and the North British Railway.

With the 1923 Grouping the Dundee & Arbroath then became a joint LMS and LNER line before, eventually, becoming part of British Railways (Scottish Region). The line remains open today as part of the East Coast Main Line between London and Aberdeen.

The genesis and construction of the original 5ft 6in gauge line is described, followed by its subsequent history down to the present day (2022). The book complements the author’s previous works on the Dundee & Newtyle and Arbroath & Forfar Railways. The product of over forty years of research, this book is in the established CRA/Lightmoor style.

Its 224 pages include around 250 illustrations, many not previously published, with a colour section, maps and signalling diagrams.

Publishers’ usual price for the book: £35.00+ £5.00 p&p to a UK address. Caledonian Railway Association members enjoy a special discount price of £30.00 plus £5.00 p&p to a UK address. Overseas prices on application. Purchase directly from www.crassoc.org.uk Or by email to mailorder@crassoc.org.uk or by letter to 6, Lovers Lane, Scone PH2 6RG Cheques/Postal Orders should be payable to “Caledonian Railway Association” Online Banking to CRASSOC 10047366 sort code 80-08-64 Use your membership number if internet banking requires a reference For PayPal use payments@crassoc.org.uk

Publishers’ usual price for the book only : £35.00 + £5.00p&p to a UK address.

Caledonian Railway Association members enjoy a special discount price of £30.00 for the Book plus £5.00 p&p to a UK address.

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Overseas buyers - Postage to non-UK addresses can be significant.  Please contact the Sales Officer for Postage and Packing Costs before ordering.

Dundee & Arbroath Railway (incl. P&P)



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