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Mr Henderson's Railway by Nick Nutter
Mr Henderson's Railway
'Mr Henderson's Railway' is the story of a remarkable enterprise undertaken at the end of the 19th century by the British in Spain. The railway connects Algeciras with Bobadilla through some of the most difficult terrain in the world. The stretch from Algeciras to Ronda is famous as much for its majestic scenery as for the engineering proficiency of the men who built the line. Once completed villages previously all but cut off from the outside world found new life and markets. The line and complimentary passenger ferry from Gibraltar to Algeciras also connected Gibraltar with the rest of Europe for the first time in 200 years an objective welcomed by the British but not always by the Spanish.
Authors Profile - Nick Nutter
Nick Nutter was born and raised in Lancashire. At the age of seventeen years he joined the Fleet Air Arm as an anti submarine helicopter observer and subsequently became the youngest officer in the Royal Navy to wear 'wings'.
That career was followed by twenty two years in the Lancashire Constabulary, fourteen of which were on detached, village beats.
He and his partner, Julie Evans, moved to Spain in the year 2000. They started a business, Duquesa Business Centre and a website design company. Duquesa Business Centre was sold in 2005 and is to this day a successful business.
In the year 2004 they created a magazine, 'Andalucia Life' that, over the following five years, became the best read magazine onthe Costa del Sol. The magazine was sold in 2011.
In 2010 Nick and Julie bought a failing business and developed Estepona Port Business and Internet Centre that was sold in 2015.
Now they are concentrating on a regional information site, www.visit-andalucia.com, and producing travelogues about Andalucia.