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Stenlake Publishing - Burntisland – Fife’s Railway Port

Burntisland – Fife’s Railway Port

Author : Peter Marshall
ISBN : 9780853615781
Cover : paperback
Price : £12.95

Burntisland was initially served by railways that were to form part of the North British Railway Company. The crossing of the Firth of Forth makes it an interesting and important railway centre. Ferries had been established for some years before Thomas Bouch designed and introduced the world~’s first roll-on roll-off train ferry in 1850 – this operated between Burntisland and Granton (near Edinburgh).

The construction of another remarkable piece of engineering, namely the Forth Bridge, eventually led to a loss of importance of the ferry crossing. The NBR exported huge quantities of coal from the Fife coalfield through the Burntisland Docks which were gradually improved and expanded through the years. This book tells the story from the first arrival of the railway to the present day.

A5 format, 192 pages, more than 140 photographs/maps/plans etc.

Burntisland – Fife’s Railway Port