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Road Services Road Services : Railway Buses in North East Scotland,
by Mike Mitchell.

A fully illustrated history of the bus services and the buses that operated them. Also surveys the connections provided to the railway from its opening. A5, 128pp.
Walking the Line Walking the Line :A Curious Walker's Guide to the Formartine and Buchan Way,
by Janet McLeman.

All the interesting features and buildings you can see when walking along the former railway lines from Dyce to Fraserburgh and Peterhead. B5, 112pp.
Railways of Keith and Dufftown Rails to Banff, Macduff and Oldmedrum,
by Duncan McLeish.

A details description of three Great North branch lines. B5, 80pp.
Railways of Keith and Dufftown Great North Memories : The British Railways Era,
by Graham Maxtone and Keith Fenwick.

A photographic record of the railway in the 1950s and 1960s with many illustrations in colour and extended captions. B5, 96pp.
Railways of Keith and Dufftown Railways of Keith and Dufftown,
by Keith Fenwick.

A revised and expanded version of Railways of Keith which now includes many more photographs and a detailed description of the line to Dufftown. B5, 64pp.
Great North of Scotland Railway War Memorial. Great North of Scotland Railway War Memorial,
by John Ross.

Gives the background to the Great War and the development of the war in relation to the part played by north east regiments. Gives known details of all the names recorded on the memorial. A4, 30pp.
Directors, Dilemmas and Debt. Directors, Dilemmas and Debt,
by Peter Fletcher. 

The financial problems of the GNSR and Highland Railways in the period to 1875 analysed in detail. 128 pages, A4, soft cover. 

Great North of Scotland Railway Locomotives by Hugh Gordon. Great North of Scotland Railway Locomotives,
by Hugh Gordon. 

This definitive history of GNSR locomotives describes in detail all the locomotives built by the company and its constituents and also examines proposed locomotives. Each class is dealt with in turn. Hugh has drawn on his knowledge of locomotive design, first learnt as an LNER premium apprentice under Sir Nigel Gresley, to discuss the features and characteristics of each class. Full dimensions plus building and withdrawal dates are provided. Hardback. 96 pages illustrated with over 80 well-chosen photographs plus numerous drawings.

Carriages of the Great North of Scotland Railway. Carriages of the Great North of Scotland Railway,
by Keith Fenwick, published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor. 

A detailed history of all GNSR carriages, including those from the constituent companies. 148 pages, numerous illustrations and drawings. Hardback.

Carriage Compendium. Carriage Compendium.

Details of individual GNSR vehicles which could not be included in Carriages of the GNSR, plus full details of all vehicles in LNER days to 1943. This replaces the Abstracts covering carriages. A4, 40pp.

Royal Deeside's Railway - Aberdeen to Ballater. Royal Deeside's Railway - Aberdeen to Ballater,
by Dick Jackson.

The full history. An attractive book with many illustrations, some in colour, and ordnance survey maps of selected stations. Softback. 72 A5 pages. 

The Speyside Line. The Speyside Line, A History and Guide
by Dick Jackson and Keith Fenwick.

A completely revised edition of an old favourite which describes this outpost of the Great North which later came to be known for the whisky traffic it handled. As well as a comprehensive description of the history of the line, more detail has been included about the line and what can be seen today. Fully illustrated, 64 pages B5.

Rails to Alford. Rails to Alford,
by Dick Jackson.

Researched and written to the usual high GNSRA standards this history of the railway from Kintore to Alford is fully illustrated including the extensive use of colour. Timetables, maps and traffic statistics are also featured. Softback. 60 A5 pages (incl. covers). 

Railways of Buchan, by Keith Fenwick, Douglas Flett and Dick Jackson. Railways of Buchan,
by Keith Fenwick, Douglas Flett & Dick Jackson.

Describes the lines from Dyce to Peterhead and Fraserburgh, plus the Cruden and St. Combs branches. This book follows in the style of the successful Deeside, Speyside and Alford books but is slightly larger to reflect the more complex nature of the lines described. The book is A5 format, soft cover, 78 pages (incl. covers) and fully illustrated.

The Spey Viaduct. The Spey Viaduct,
by John Ross.

The story of "Barnett's Monument" carrying the GNSR Moray Firth Coast Line across the Spey estuary. Fully illustrated including some unpublished photos. Softback. 36 A4 pages (incl. covers)

Great North Memories. Great North Memories- The LNER Era. 

An illustrated record of the LNER Northern Scottish (GNSR) Area. 80 photographs and reproductions of documents. Softback. A4 size. 60 pages.

 

Towiemore. Towiemore,
by Ron Smith. 

The story of the station, the quarry and the limekilns. A5, 44 pages.

 

Other Titles Available

History of the Great North of Scotland Railway., Barclay - Harvey. History of the Great North of Scotland Railway,
by Sir Malcolm Barclay-Harvey. 

First published 1940 and recently reprinted by Ian Allan (www.ianallan.com/publishing/). ISBN 0711025924

Great North of Scotland Railway, H A Vallance. Great North of Scotland Railway,
by H A VAllance.

House of Lochar, (www.houseoflochar.com ) ISBN 0946537429. First published 1965. Second edition 1989

 

Great North of Scotland Railway Album. Great North Of Scotland Railway Album
By AE Glen, IA Glen with AG Dunbar
Ian Allan Ltd, ISBN 1856481883, Published 1980
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