Forgotten Railways of Galloway

The Scott sisters talking to the engine crew
The Scott sisters talking to the engine crew

Forgotten Railways of Galloway was the subject of December’s meeting

Clearly and logically presented; accompanied by a “then” and “now” selection of dozens of revealing pictures; and with a “finale” of a short sound and colour movie of a journey recorded in the 1960’s, speaker Angus Rex, skillfully lead his audience down memory lane on the subject of “The forgotten Railways of Galloway”.

Many members of the audience had used the network of railways of Galloway as children or young adults, before the closure of the Kirkcudbright Railway branch line to Castle Douglas, so for them this was a nostalgic trip into recent history.

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Blaeu’s maps of Scotland online at NLS

The November Newsletter of the National Library of Scotland carries the following news item which will be of interest to members.

“Blaeu Atlas Maior, 1662-1665

Our latest online map addition is a complete zoomable facsimile of Joan Blaeu’s Atlas Maior of 1662-1665. The Blaeu Atlas Maior or Cosmographia Blaviana is one of the largest and most splendid of the multi-volume Dutch world atlases. Its 594 maps and 3,368 pages of text spread over 11 volumes collectively presented the state of geographic knowledge of the world in the mid-17th century.

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