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By Colin J. Howat

within the Nineteen Sixties, there have been nonetheless steam locomotives dependent at Ayr depot and a wealth of department strains crossed the Ayrshire nation-state. even though there has been a wave of closures following the Beeching document, via the Nineteen Eighties it was once determined that what railways have been left have been worthy retaining and a few stations equivalent to Kilmaurs and New Cumnock have been re-opened. This publication takes a glance at railway traction in Ayrshire, together with at Kilmarnock, Largs, Greenburn, Irvine, Hunterston and Ardrossan Harbour. Colin J. Howat, who has lived in Ayrshire all his existence and spent decades operating within the rail undefined, makes use of his fabulous selection of color and black and white pictures to rfile the final 40 years of diesel and electrical traction in Ayrshire, together with either passenger and freight trains.

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