The True Line - Digital Archive

The quarterly Caledonian Railway Association Journal from Issue 1 to Issue 120 has been digitised as a searchable pdf and is available as a CD.

Each printed page has been captured in full giving a true copy of all the text, diagrams and photographs as originally presented on some 4,000 pages, which record/report many aspects of Caledonian Railway history.

First published as a Newsletter, comprising two folded A3 sheets in May 1983 and followed in 1984 by Journal 1, the two publications were merged after some 20 Newsletters and five Journals in March 1990 to form "The True Line" which has been issued to all members on a quarterly basis ever since.

With many of the early issues out of print and a demand from new members for copies of back numbers, all issues up to and including TTL120 have been digitised.

The disc contains a single pdf file in which all issues are shown in the original format with photographs and where the text is fully searchable across all the valuable content of the first 30 years worth of Caledonian Railway Association's journal and newsletter.

Price per CD - CRA Members £10.00 (including p&p)

Price per CD - Non Members £35.00 (including p&p)

Why not join the Association at the same time (Annual Subscription £25.00, or £20.00 for concessions), get the disk for the reduced members price of £10.00 and ensure your supply of future issues of The True Line. Full details of how to join are available on our Membership page.

The disc is available by Mail Order, from the CRA Stand at Exhibitions and at our Glasgow meetings.

Index - the disc allows detailed search through all text across all issues of the newsletters and journals.  To complement this an index covering all the Issues on the disc is now available allowing a more focused search for specific topics. This will be included in future discs and can be downloaded here.

Mail orders can be placed using the button below for online payments or by post using the order form here.

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


The True Line Archive