The first part of North by Northwest was launched on the
SCAN website in November 2000, comprising the National Railway Museum's images
of the Kyle Line, taken between 1997 and 1999. These featured in the travelling
photographic exhibition, Connections to the Kyle.
June 2001 saw the addition of modern images from the Far North Line, under the
title By Firth and Flow. On the same day, old photographs and historical
documents from archives throughout Scotland and from the National Railway Museum
in York were added to the Highland Railways section. This material illustrates
the effect of the railways on places and people in the Highlands from the 1860ís
to the present day.
On 23 July 2003 a new
exhibition was added, looking at people and places on the Highland Mainline, from
Perth to Inverness. The exhibition is called The Highland Link. This marks
the completion of the current North By Northwest exhibition on the SCAN website.