Scottish Transport 66 is the 2014 edition of the STTS’s annual magazine. It comprises 48 A5 pages with card covers, and includes a variety of well illustrated articles covering tram, bus, and railway topics.
Among these is a really rare bird – the story of the Stronachie tramway which formed part of the transport link between the remote Stronachie Distillery and Milnathort station. My uncle was for many years the minister of the Parish of Milnathort and often spoke to this writer of the approximately 2’0” gauge roadside tramway with wagons hauled by a tractor most of whose wheels ran on the road surface but had a leading bogie that ran on the rails. Weird!
Other articles follow the progress of the new Edinburgh tramway up to its opening, examines the tramway in Mussleburgh through the medium of postcards, remembers the “Liners” (ex-Liverpool streamliners) during their time in Glasgow, looks at the two trams once owned by Ian Cormack at his home in Cambuslang, while Gordon Casely thinks wistfully how the Ballater branch might eventually reopen – at very distant date.
Issue 66 is priced at £6.50 and can be obtained by post from Iain Frew, 17 Catherine Drive, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 6AX