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by IBrown
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Lanarkshire PO Wagons
Replies: 11
Views: 8824

Re: Lanarkshire PO Wagons

Background; Mr Cunningham of Merry & Cunningham was one of the promoters of the proposed independent Bellshill, Motherwell and Wishaw Railway. He personally didn't give evidence at the 1880 Parliamentary Inquiry, but one of the firm's employees did - Robert Harper, a Salesman (coal). "Merry & Cunnin...
by IBrown
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Lanarkshire PO Wagons
Replies: 11
Views: 8824

Re: Lanarkshire PO Wagons

I'm not sure this is relevant to your inquiry. Grace's Guide is a good source for Industry from a Works and Products viewpoint. http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Special:Search?search=Merry+and+Cunningham I can make an extract from a Parliamentary inquiry where a page or so of Q&A gives some sense of the...
by IBrown
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25639

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

Some early information of the routing of trains over the Wishaw Deviation line has come from an 1880 Parliamentary Inquiry on the proposal to build the Bellshill, Motherwell & Wishaw Railway. The Wishaw Deviation between Law Junction and Holytown Junction had just been completed at this time. Within...
by IBrown
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth General Station : Platform 3 and Dock
Replies: 2
Views: 4316

Re: Perth General Station : Platform 3 and Dock

Hi Everyone, Most interesting notes on the movement of wounded personnel from the Great War. Be interested to learn more if anyone has any other information and also on use of other military hospitals in Perthshire eg Gleneagles in WWII and other large houses such as Dunira near Dalchonzie Siding a...
by IBrown
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ash disposal
Replies: 31
Views: 43890

Re: Ash disposal

I'd a recent search through CR Directors and other Committee minutes and there were two Traffic Committee items of interest and relevance to this thread:

29/10/1901 - decision to reopen Kilgarth box, cost £31;
7/10/1902 - decision to purchase a second slag crusher for Kilgarth, cost £460.
by IBrown
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Advert in The Highland Spotsman book, 1882
Replies: 0
Views: 3191

Advert in The Highland Spotsman book, 1882

I was searching the on-line book (out of copyright) "The Highland Sportsman" first published 1882, for information on the location of Commochmore Bay on the east coast near Aberdeen. I found instead what I thought was a joint advert in it spread over two pages. However only one of the Railway Compan...
by IBrown
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Aberdeen Hospitals Platform, CR, Aberdeen
Replies: 3
Views: 5325

Re: Aberdeen Hospitals Platform, CR, Aberdeen

In January 1915, I visited British Red Cross Archives in London to view amongst others ‘The 9th Annual Report of British Red Cross, Scottish Branch covering 1/4/1917 to 31/3/1918’. Within it I read for the first time about an ‘emergency’ Naval Ambulance Train provided by the Great North of Scotland ...
by IBrown
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lanark station and Cattle Loading Bank: WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 5364

Re: Lanark station and Cattle Loading Bank: WW1

I've had more than a year to think about this one, still not sure! Albert doesn't say what route he came down to Glasgow. I had thought it most likely G&SW and GB&K. But going back from Stobhill he says he was diverted via Lanark because of the mishap at Quintinshill, not because he had invalids joi...
by IBrown
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lanark station and Cattle Loading Bank: WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 5364

Re: Lanark station and Cattle Loading Bank: WW1

Albert Dartnell was a Royal Army Medical Corps Orderly serving aboard 15 Ambulance Train. He was diverted via Lanark, which seems unusual, but going by his War Diary entry, he seemed quite familiar with it: Saturday May 22, 1915 Glasgow 100 cot cases. Left Southampton 10.45 am Arrived Glasgow Centra...
by IBrown
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Craigleith Hospital Platform, Caledonian Leith Lines
Replies: 6
Views: 5872

Re: Craigleith Hospital Platform, Caledonian Leith Lines

Robert Dey's sketches of Crew South and Craigleith Junction

Crew South 1920
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Craigleith Junction 1910
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by IBrown
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Craigleith Hospital Platform, Caledonian Leith Lines
Replies: 6
Views: 5872

Re: Craigleith Hospital Platform, Caledonian Leith Lines

Track Diagram, Crew Junction Sidings, 1914
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Robert Dey kindly provided sketches of the three boxes at an early stage of my enquiry.

Crew Junction 1920
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by IBrown
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Ambulance Train
Replies: 42
Views: 73529

Re: Caledonian Ambulance Train

I'd mentioned in a previous post about the limitations posed by Dawsholm 'old' passenger station. Track diagram now uploaded. Original Stevens, but no fundamental change.
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by IBrown
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signalling Records Society : Signal Box Sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 4294

Re: Signalling Records Society : Signal Box Sizes

Thank you for your replies. My enquiry does relate to the Signalman's view beyond the overbridge immediately on the Craigleith Junction side of Crew South box. I was first alerted to the possibility that it was a tall box from the rather 'long' signalbox stairway with intermediate 'landing' shown in...
by IBrown
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signalling Records Society : Signal Box Sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 4294

Signalling Records Society : Signal Box Sizes

Help! I'm having problems with the written convention for height, length and width of a signal box, and what the height measurement actually represents. I'm looking at Crew South box closed in 1933, brick construction, and size given as 18 ft x 12 ft x 20 ft. So which measurement is for which dimens...
by IBrown
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lanark station and Cattle Loading Bank: WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 5364

Lanark station and Cattle Loading Bank: WW1

PRATT states that Lanark was a receiving station for Ambulance Trains in WW1. I was able to trace only a few arrivals, most of which were reported by the Lanark Gazette. These are short on detail and are therefore very ambiguous. One report states the train stopped before reaching Lanark station, at...
by IBrown
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Aberdeen Hospitals Platform, CR, Aberdeen
Replies: 3
Views: 5325

Re: Aberdeen Hospitals Platform, CR, Aberdeen

A crop from a rather faded track diagram showing the Fish Loading Platform (2), the position of the Bascule Bridge (1) and its effect on the use of the roadways (3) around the station.
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by IBrown
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Craigleith Hospital Platform, Caledonian Leith Lines
Replies: 6
Views: 5872

Re: Craigleith Hospital Platform, Caledonian Leith Lines

I visited NRS on Wednesday to view the Plans dated 1916 for the Munitions Factory at Craigleith Quarry. All of the former Quarry sidings had been given over to the new Factory which had a gate across the railway access from Craigleith Junction sidings immediately on the east side of the level crossi...
by IBrown
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Craigleith Hospital Platform, Caledonian Leith Lines
Replies: 6
Views: 5872

Re: Craigleith Hospital Platform, Caledonian Leith Lines

Hi Lindsay, Scottish Command's Scheme for the Defence of Scotland against Invasion is dated 1912. The Scheme identifies Craigleith Poorhouse as the site of Territorial Force's No. 2 General Hospital, Edinburgh, and also the need for an Ambulance Train attached to Coastal Defences to convey casualtie...
by IBrown
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: NBR Wagon query
Replies: 13
Views: 9682

Re: NBR Wagon query

I don't know what it was for, but I suggest it had absolutely nothing to do with operation of the hand brake. Standing on the brake lever would be madness as it would be impossible to pin the brake handle and without being pinned, or if it was already unpinned it would act like an unrestrained catap...
by IBrown
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth General Station : Platform 3 and Dock
Replies: 2
Views: 4316

Perth General Station : Platform 3 and Dock

Perth General station was a receiving station for wounded soldiers for the various Red Cross Hospitals and the Royal Infirmary in Perth and District, and these trains were usually platformed at Platform 3 which had direct road access to allow motor ambulances to come alongside the train to facilitat...
by IBrown
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Aberdeen Hospitals Platform, CR, Aberdeen
Replies: 3
Views: 5325

Re: Aberdeen Hospitals Platform, CR, Aberdeen

(Royal Infirmary supplied 150 beds for Naval sick and wounded; City Hospital supplied 60.) Saturday 19th September 1914 – A Naval Hospital Train conveying between fifty and sixty Navy sick and wounded, mostly from the Fleet, arrived at the Joint station from Invergordon at 03:00. The train, which wa...
by IBrown
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Aberdeen Hospitals Platform, CR, Aberdeen
Replies: 3
Views: 5325

Aberdeen Hospitals Platform, CR, Aberdeen

Army Ambulance Trains conveying sick and wounded soldiers from Southampton for No. 1 Scottish General Hospital at Aberdeen, which was located on five different sites at Aberdeen, or for the Royal Infirmary on a sixth site, were all received at Aberdeen station, but not within the Joint station itsel...
by IBrown
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Gateside Hospital Platform CR Westburn Branch, Kirkhill Jn
Replies: 0
Views: 3310

Gateside Hospital Platform CR Westburn Branch, Kirkhill Jn

PRATT states that ‘Cambuslang’ was a receiving station for Ambulance Trains in WW1. It is a standard two platform station on the WCML between Newton and Rutherglen stations situated in a cutting below street level with no road access to its platforms to allow motor ambulances to get alongside the tr...
by IBrown
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Craigleith Hospital Platform, Caledonian Leith Lines
Replies: 6
Views: 5872

Re: Craigleith Hospital Platform, Caledonian Leith Lines

Craigleith Passenger station was situated in a cutting below street level with no road access to its platforms to allow motor ambulances to get alongside the train. It is unsuitable for handling Ambulance Trains. To underscore how unsuitable Craigleith Passenger station was for receiving Ambulance T...
by IBrown
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Ambulance Train
Replies: 42
Views: 73529

Re: Caledonian Ambulance Train

Peter, I was interested in HMS Vengeance berthed alongside an L&NWR ‘two-tone’ Ambulance Train; two-tone denotes it as an Army Ambulance Train. You do not give a date for the photo but from what I have been able to find of Vengeance’s movements it is highly unlikely that this is a photo of a Scottis...