Map (2 of 2), of Central Scotland

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Postcard of Map (2 of 2), of Central Scotland.
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Map (2 of 2), of Central Scotland

This is one of two sheets of a railway map of Central Scotland was made in 1907, at the height of railway extension in Scotland. This sheet shows Edinburgh and the east.

The map dates from after the building of the Forth Bridge and the main line up to Perth. It also shows the Weymss private mining railway. The scale is 2 miles to 1 inch.

The earliest railways carried coal. From the 1840s there was a boom in construction for general freight and passenger use and by the early 20th century most of the populated parts of Scotland could be reached by railway.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-203-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1907.24
Date: 1907
Dimensions: 734 mm H x 597 mm L
What: Map
Subject: 15. RAIL TRANSPORT (Departmental Classification)
Where: Scotland, Central
Description: Railway map of Central Scotland, in two sheets, to a scale of 2 miles to 1 inch, dated 1907
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