A brand new book from the author of the acclaimed Britain from the Rails. Entertaining, eccentric, informative, inspirational and only very occasionally trainspotter-ish, Scotland from the Rails is the perfect guide to some of the most romantic rail journeys not just in Britain but the worldScotland's rail network boasts the highest mainline summits in Britain; the longest bridge; the longest and boldest spans; the most famous railway bridge of all (the Harry Potter one); some of the friendliest staff and the most lovely - and downright quirky - station buildings, many lovingly maintained or restored. And for icing on the cake, or rather cream on the Cranachan (a Scottish pudding best enjoyed with a wee dram) - some utterly charming and fascinating preserved lines, steam centres and luxury excursion trains which cruise through this magnificent land.From the East Coast to the Great North, the West Highland Line to the Skye Railway, let expert rail enthusiast Ben le Vay be your guide to the best of Scotland's rail journeys. Perfect for train buffs, Scotland buffs, history buffs and trivia buffs, Scotland from the Rails is also the ideal book for anyone whose idea of heaven is sit back on a train and gaze out of the window.
About the Author
Benedict le Vay is a London-born journalist, author, as well as being a rather bad yachtsman and potter, who has worked as a sub-editor in major newspapers in Britain, Hong Kong and New Zealand. A father of two, his books have included Britain from the Rails and the best-selling Eccentric series for Bradt as well as Weeping Waters: When Train Meets Volcano about a New Zealand disaster and The Secret History of Everyday Stuff: Astounding, Fascinating or Remarkable Facts About Your Everyday Life, Dedicated author page on the Bradt website at: https: //www.bradtguides.com/author/benedict-le-vay