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by dunalastairv
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Unidentified Loco

By the look of it, these two wagons with their wrecked engines are coupled together here at St. Rollox, which means the two photographs were taken at the same time. Now that must have been an interesting train to work back from Coupar Angus!
by dunalastairv
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Unidentified Loco

I agree that it must have suffered a boiler explosion, which was relatively unusual by the 1890s. Consequently I would have thought there must be an accident report or similar somewhere in the archives which gives details. That said, I'm not sure where you'd start such a search, especially with the ...
by dunalastairv
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: White Van
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: White Van

Being at St. Rollox, and having no discernible lettering, might this just be a van under repair in primer or undercoat?
by dunalastairv
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back

I think you'll find this is a Caledonian standard ticket with just the heading altered to L.M. & S.R. Consequently it prescribes the route the Caley would have demanded before 1923, avoiding any competitors.
by dunalastairv
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 57
Views: 8018

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Now you'll need a fine GPO telegraph pole, stout variety, with the older and longer four pin cross arms, insulators and associated 'J' brackets!
by dunalastairv
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Another mystery

This is off subject and possibly irrelevant but I have what I believe to be an original 1848, S.C.R. lamp post which has "Bridge of Allan Stn." cast on the cross-bar in serif, capital letters. It tapers down to a square base which has "Shotts" cast into it front and back, these no doubt being the ir...
by dunalastairv
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Another mystery

Same extraordinary finial on the station building as at Neilston, page 255 of Jim Summers' signalling book.
by dunalastairv
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A pleasant scene
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: A pleasant scene

I have a copy of that picture too. Mine has 'Biggar ?' written on the back, but I'm not sure if that helps!
by dunalastairv
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: LMS Furniture
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: LMS Furniture

Well they certainly made wooden chairs, of various designs, but all with 'CR' carved in the back rail - I have several examples - and I therefore think it's perfectly reasonable to suggest they made all the other furniture they'd need too. Whether this extended to special equipment for the prestige ...
by dunalastairv
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2813

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

Hello John,

I think it's more likely the chimney was raised to improve the draw to give more heat in the grate. I've seen this done in many places, both railway and non-railway, and that was the reason for such extensions.

Mike.
by dunalastairv
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2813

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

Well done John. I'm sure that's the right location and I thought all along it was North British. Very satisfying when a mystery like this is solved.
by dunalastairv
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2813

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

Sorry chaps, but I think the discussions about the finial on the end of the building are a red herring. The design shown there was a very common pattern - the finials on Bewdley South Box, a G.W.R. structure built by McKenzie & Holland, are exactly the same and many N.E.R. boxes had a similar design...
by dunalastairv
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2813

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

I think those rail chairs are North British. Just a complete guess, is this Newcastleton, looking towards Edinburgh?
by dunalastairv
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery Goods Shed
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Mystery Goods Shed

I reckon that's Dumbarton too. Sadly the building was demolished to make way for Tesco. I photographed it just days before the demolition began, but couldn't get inside.
by dunalastairv
Wed May 27, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Villa tickets
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Re: Villa tickets

Even at my advanced age, you learn something new every day! Thank you everyone. Michael.
by dunalastairv
Tue May 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Villa tickets
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Re: Villa tickets

Well I have to confess I have absolutely no idea what a Villa Ticket is, so please enlighten me. If you live in Birmingham it will certainly mean something else!
Michael.
by dunalastairv
Mon May 11, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 3478

Re: Barrow crossings

'Morning all.

At Graham Tipple and David Lochrie's suggestion, I've started a new post as an addition to this one, entitled "Strathyre Station gardens", which gives more detail of some of the features seen at that location.

Michael.
by dunalastairv
Mon May 11, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Strathyre Station gardens.
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Strathyre Station gardens.

This post follows on from Graham Tipple's query about barrow crossings, which became rather enlarged by a host of additional observations, and at his suggestion, and also that of David Lochrie, I'd like to open with a few relevant photographs, kindly being processed by John Paton, whose remarkable p...
by dunalastairv
Sat May 09, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive Route Indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Locomotive Route Indicators

You must have very good eyes and a large magnifying glass! Good luck...
by dunalastairv
Sat May 09, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive Route Indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Locomotive Route Indicators

Hello Carina, I have what I suspect is a B.R. made one, which has a note attached saying it was used with either 54487 or 54478. It consists of a piece of flattened boiler tube, 8" long, which fits over the lamp bracket on the engine, rounded at the end away from the boiler; a 1/2" BSW hexagon bolt,...
by dunalastairv
Sat May 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 3478

Re: Barrow crossings

Hello David, I haven't had a PM from you at all but do please get in touch via the normal e-mail you have, which is still current. That is exactly the picture of the C. & O. 'box-shute' at Loch Awe I was taking about and it's the one reproduced in "LMS Lineside, Vol 2". If I'd been around at that ti...
by dunalastairv
Fri May 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 3478

Re: Barrow crossings

Hi Graham, I've seen several images showing the gardens at Strathyre and in my opinion the bases of the lamp posts are large pottery drainage pipes, presumably filled with concrete, and then painted up to match the rest of the displays. This is the only place I've ever seen this arrangement and I as...
by dunalastairv
Wed May 06, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 3478

Re: Barrow crossings

Oh, Michael! I would have done so, trust me, but by the time I got there it had simply gone...

Best, Michael.
by dunalastairv
Tue May 05, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 3478

Re: Barrow crossings

The barrows in the first four pictures are the C. & O. ones. If you look in 'L.M.S. Lineside, Vol 2' there's a close up of one at Loch Awe, mouldering away in the grass. It was there until quite late - but it's not there now.

Michael.
by dunalastairv
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Gradient posts
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: Gradient posts

Looks pure Caledonian to me, made from a single piece of decent, thick wood - which is why they lasted so well. There's more pictures and an official drawing of one in Jim Summers' Operating, Part 2 new book. Your picture looks just like the ones in my own collection. By the way, the C. & O. had one...