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by Short Road Pilot
Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Gauntletted track
Replies: 7
Views: 3387

Re: Gauntletted track

Jim, I have been having a frantic e-mail discussion with John regarding Brocketsbrae about this!!. Yes as far as I am aware Brocketsbrae had this arrangement at the North end starting just beyond the Level Crossing gates and running for about 160 yards on a falling (towards Motherwell) gradient of 1...
by Short Road Pilot
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A Kenneth and sons private trader wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Re: A Kenneth and sons private trader wagon

Hi Ian, I have just had a look at your post. Funnily enough I was having a discussion with Andrew Swan over the past couple of weeks relating to Collieries in the Dreghorn/Gatehead area of Ayrshire. A. Kenneth & Sons owned the Montgomerifield and Shewalton Collieries as well as a few others in t...
by Short Road Pilot
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Glasgow City Archives
Replies: 7
Views: 3222

Re: Glasgow City Archives

Part of the problem may be that The Mitchell Library is part of Glasgow Life, an arms length organisation away from Glasgow City Council. GL appears to be having a traumatic time at the moment and is looking to reduce staff by, I think, 500 posts and through 'natural wastage', voluntary redundancy a...
by Short Road Pilot
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pullman Car: Maid of Morven
Replies: 11
Views: 4754

Re: Pullman Car: Maid of Morven

It would be nice to see a 5" gauge model of the 'Maid of Morven' Pullman vehicle, which was unique in its design with the rounded observation end. Regarding the question of disposal of the fixtures and fittings I think most would have been dumped in the bin on disposal of the vehicle. Do we kno...
by Short Road Pilot
Wed May 19, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 12
Views: 4785

Re: Basket on turntable

How interesting. More years ago than I care to remember I had the dubious privilege, during a shed visit to Balornock, of meeting this turntable complete with Black Five on it! The crew were having difficulty in turning the loco and the driver asked a couple of us to 'len's a haun' to get the engine...
by Short Road Pilot
Wed May 19, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 31
Views: 12354

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

Having had another look at this photo and reading the posts. Did anybody notice that the platform edge is in line with the lower footboard meaning a climb up to gain access to the vehicle, ergo, a low platform. Did Guthrie have low platforms to start with? I am not altogether convinced that this is ...
by Short Road Pilot
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Re: Another Unidentified Locomotive

I have had a closer look at the background and I am pretty certain that this photograph was taken either just to the north of Polmadie shed or opposite Polmadie shed. The buildings in the background could be the NBL Queens Park Works (formerly Dubs & Coy) or the Sentinal Works which lay opposite...
by Short Road Pilot
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: ... and another station to identify!
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Re: ... and another station to identify!

Hi John - If I may make a few observations. The photograph was obviously taken on a 'sunny' day at 10.40 AM going by the wall clock. The wooden platform is not a lot of help only indicating that there was a void space below the platform. I think this station may not be of the island platform type bu...
by Short Road Pilot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: CR Permanent Way
Replies: 2
Views: 2085

Re: CR Permanent Way

I unearthed a drawing from my drawings box and as it relates to permanent way it may add another wee bit to the C.R. history. It shows that there were variations in the number of sleepers used in making up the C.R. track panels. Unfortunately I cannot add further information to this drawing and the ...
by Short Road Pilot
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 4517

Re: A station to identify

Jim - I would fully support the view that it is Law Jct. I only ever stood on its platform once prior to closure but the 'serrated brick' surface shown in the photo was also used on a number of other stations. I think this type of surfacing only extended a short distance from the station building at...
by Short Road Pilot
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Loco identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

Re: Loco identification

Not a lot to go on here Keith. I would agree with David Hamilton that it is a 'Crewe' type. The capped chimney threw me a bit which led me to have a look in David's book at the constituent companies. The front end of the loco looks like it could belong to a Scottish Central Railway '63' or '68' Clas...
by Short Road Pilot
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: LNWR Carriages
Replies: 5
Views: 3584

Re: LNWR Carriages

Yes indeed. The C.R. borrowed rakes of carriages from the LNWR and also loaned carriages to the LNWR. This was usually at holiday times during the summer when internal excursion traffic was unusually heavy. The LNWR would work the necessary vehicles to Carlisle for handing over to the C.R. for a spe...
by Short Road Pilot
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: C.R. Semaphore Route Indicators
Replies: 2
Views: 2205

Re: C.R. Semaphore Route Indicators

Thanks Alan for your comments. The whole buffer beam/Front running plate 'stud/Lamp Iron fixing appears to be a bit Ad Hoc if I may say so. At some point I will try and have a look through the St Rollox Drawing Register to see if there is any sort of reference to 'stud'/Lamp Iron fixings - may take ...
by Short Road Pilot
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: C.R. Semaphore Route Indicators
Replies: 2
Views: 2205

C.R. Semaphore Route Indicators

I am not sure if this particular aspect has been raised before? On reading through pages 121-124 'Route Indicator For Passenger Engines' of my C.R. 1st May 1915 Appendix it is mentioned that "Low Level trains will carry Indicator on the centre of buffer beam" also, trains to and from Edinb...
by Short Road Pilot
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 8
Views: 3396

Re: Another Unidentified Locomotive

My interpretation is that the train is heading South on the main line, ergo, it is on the Up main according to my gradient profile book. I also suspect that this is a Glasgow (Central) to Edinburgh (Princes Street) service given the vehicles behind the loco. The route indicator is a bit 'blurred' in...
by Short Road Pilot
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 8
Views: 3396

Re: Another Unidentified Locomotive

I think this is Shawfield just to the south of Polmadie with an Up train. The 25" O.S. shows Shawfield box and the road bridge all to be in the right position. Shawfield box was a very tall box to give a good view of both Up and Down lines and sidings between Polmadie and Rutherglen.

GJAT.
by Short Road Pilot
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 12638

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Hi Everybody, Despite having been recruited to the Forum a good while back by Jim Mac I have not got round to posting anything until now!! John, I have had a look at the maps and the posts so far. While it looks like Caldwell/(Uplawmoor?) I 'hae ma doots' The early 25" O.S. maps before the rail...