The Cathcart Circle

The Cathcart Circle, published jointly by the Association and Lightmoor Press, covers the story of The Cathcart Railway was opened in 1886, before most of the homes it now serves were built.

The Cathcart Circle, published jointly by the Association and Lightmoor Press, covers the story of The Cathcart Railway was opened in 1886, before most of the homes it now serves were built.

With a length of eight miles from Glasgow Central to Glasgow Central, the Cathcart Railway was operated by the Caledonian Railway from opening until grouping. Jack Kernahan provides a history of the line from the first plans until the present day, including motive power and rolling stock, electrification, track layout and signalling, and the role of the line in popular folklore.

The new edition significantly expands the author's previous book of the same title. The text has been thoroughly revised with additional appendices, photographs and plans, as well as setting out another thirty years of history.

The book comprises 160 pages, 16 in colour, printed on gloss art paper lavishly illustrated with over 150 colour and B&W photographs, detailed maps, track and signalling diagrams.

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

Publishers' usual price for the book only : £22.50 + £4.00 p&p to a UK address.

Caledonian Railway Association members enjoy a special discount price of £20.00 for the Book plus £4.00 p&p to a UK address.

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 Cathcart Circle