Search Fife and all of Scotland

Custom Search

Fife Scotland Books

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Burntisland Railway Port of Fife Scotland

Burntisland, Fife's Railway Port. The crossing of the Firth of Forth makes Burntisland an interesting and important railway centre. Ferries had been established for some years before the introduction the world's first roll-on roll-off train ferry in 1850. The construction of another remarkable piece of engineering, the Forth Bridge, eventually lead 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 is presented in A5 format. It contains 192 pages, 140 illustrations with a colour laminated card cover and square-backed spine. Burntisland: Fife's Railway Port (Locomotion papers).

No comments: