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by caley739
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

The WTT Summer 1907 shows 3 passenger trains each way between Hamilton Central and East Kilbride via Strathaven Junction and Hunthill Junction. These trains do not appear in the Summer 1921 WTT. The bridge,watercourse and wooded hillside all compare well to the OS.
by caley739
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 3843

Re: Where is this?

This last image is NOT St Rollox Works. It is St Rollox or Balornock running shed with the locos lining up on the coaling and ash disposal roads.
by caley739
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Operating The Caledonian Railway Vol 2
Replies: 0
Views: 709

Operating The Caledonian Railway Vol 2

Pleasantly surprised to receive my copy in today's post. I've only had time to quickly scan through it, but it seems up to the usual high standard expected from Association publications and author Jim Summers. Looking forward to reading and digesting the contents over the coming days and weeks. Tom ...
by caley739
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Banking in the Caledonian c1900
Replies: 7
Views: 2713

Re: Banking in the Caledonian c1900

The lack of turning facilities at Strathaven looks like the real reason for bunker first running !!
by caley739
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unknown Location
Replies: 6
Views: 4533

Re: Unknown Location

I've been browsing the Archives, Photographs, Engine Sheds Harold Bowtell Collection, and this photo is still there, still claiming to be Aberdeen Ferryhill !! Collection Ref ES089, Index No 88.
by caley739
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 5212

Re: Another "where is this" query

Jim As a regular browser and occasional buyer of railway/train photos on the site, I would say such misdescriptions are fairly commonplace. It depends on the seller. Some have good prototype knowledge, but others seem to have virtually none. Also anything written on the back can vary from spoton to ...
by caley739
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Train Formation
Replies: 30
Views: 40651

Re: Train Formation

I know this is a very old thread, but I have been browsing the Archive, Photographs, Locomotives section, where the thumbnail for this photo is (correctly I think) captioned as an up train at Shawfield, Glasgow. Collection Reference 29538, Index No 05055.
by caley739
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caledonian Blue
Replies: 16
Views: 7707

Re: Caledonian Blue

There's an anecdote in Nock's book about some bigwig enthusiast bursting into the drawing office at St. Rollox and McIntosh greeting him with "have they let you out of the asylum?" (translation from the doric). It may indeed have been MacDonald. Mike From my reading of the book, page 143, it was in...
by caley739
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound for CR locos
Replies: 25
Views: 18269

Re: Sound for CR locos

Steve Parsons wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:09 am
Oh I do appologìse I didn't realise not having a sence of humour was an esential necessity before posting on this forum
Surely this post was uncalled for. It does not really meet the usual courteous standard of debate on the forum. (even with good spelling :roll: )
by caley739
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Engine shed query
Replies: 6
Views: 4087

Re: Engine shed query

The loco was allocated to Dalry Road at December 1945 and as far as I can discover was there until mid 1952 when it transferred to Polmadie. I'm sure this is not Polmadie and logically the probable location is Dalry Road. However I struggle to tie this up with the 25 inch OS or with photos which I k...
by caley739
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Engine shed query
Replies: 6
Views: 4087

Re: Engine shed query

I think this could be Carstairs with the engine on one of the turntable roads. The roof seen between the dome cover and chimney would be the goods shed and the other houses to the right would be on Strawfrank Road.
by caley739
Sun May 05, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unknown Location
Replies: 6
Views: 4533

Re: Unknown Location

My first thought is that it is the ex North Eastern Railway shed at Ferryhill in County Durham. The engines look like North Eastern types. The scene is a good fit to the 25 inch Ordnance Survey. Perhaps there is confusion with the Aberdeen shed of the same name!!

Tom Robertson
by caley739
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: New CR negative
Replies: 6
Views: 4553

Re: New CR negative

, shame they were not as good as planned. Kris Were they really so bad. Most of them put in over 25 years of service on main line goods traffic to and from Carlisle. They had the rare distinction of 20 built to pre group design as late as 1925/6 and along with the Hughes Dreadnoughts built in great...
by caley739
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: New CR negative
Replies: 6
Views: 4553

Re: New CR negative

Kris This is an interesting image which shows well the everyday reality of dirt & grime in a steam running shed. No.54639 has a date 21.7.53 chalked on the smokebox door which fairly precisely dates your photo. At that date she was allocated to Hamilton shed 66C and Jumbo 57267 alongside was allocat...
by caley739
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Location in this photo
Replies: 1
Views: 1940

Re: Location in this photo

I agree that this is Tyndrum. The signal, water column, point rodding, sleeper crossing, fencing & gate, all look right for that place.

Tom Robertson
by caley739
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Buchanan Street, Glasgow to Oban : route mileage.
Replies: 2
Views: 2336

Re: Buchanan Street, Glasgow to Oban : route mileage.

Arnold The WTT for Summer 1907 gives Buchanan Street to Oban as 117miles2 chains, Buchanan Street to Dunblane as 35miles10 chains, which would make Dunblane to Oban 81miles72 chains if my arithmetic is correct. I took these figures from the DOWN direction page and after checking the UP direction pag...
by caley739
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Good book
Replies: 4
Views: 3911

Re: Good book

Paul I got a copy of this book shortly after publication and your post prompted me to browse through it again. It does contain many interesting images although they seem to appear in fairly random geographical or railway company order. As far as I know Part 2 featuring East Coast companies and a ret...
by caley739
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Operating The Caledonian Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 4733

Re: Operating The Caledonian Railway

Jim Your interpretation does seem to be the most plausible explanation. Alan Dunbar spent his working life in the Glasgow area and may not have been over familiar with the minute detail of operations in Carlisle. Perhaps his co author Dr I A Glen was responsible for the offending brackets !! Another...
by caley739
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Operating The Caledonian Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 4733

Operating The Caledonian Railway

I received my copy yesterday and am already more than halfway into my first reading of it, and a right good read it is proving to be. Jim Summers is to be congratulated on a splendid work.In it he qotes in full a chapter from Fifty Years of Scottish Steam by A G Dunbar concerning memories of Driver ...
by caley739
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 498 Class Wheel Details
Replies: 27
Views: 26138

Re: 498 Class Wheel Details

My opinion is that it is just decoration for reasons of sheer pride. However, what about the white right angle above the coupling hook? That might have symbolism, but it is an odd place. I am sure it is not a route indicator. JimS It could be a square and likely is a Masonic symbol, which leads me ...
by caley739
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train
Replies: 17
Views: 16339

Re: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train

An interesting discussion developing here!! Remember that there was a very large fishing fleet based at Aberdeen and also smaller ports on the GNoSR system. They were almost exclusively coal fired although there may have been some use of sail remaining. Demand for coal would be considerable especial...
by caley739
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train
Replies: 17
Views: 16339

Re: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train

Davy When I was trying to identify this, Etterby Junction was a location I did consider with an up train,but fairly quickly dismissed it. The layout does not match well to The 1924 OS whereas Balhousie is a very good match to the OS. Another thought is, would the Caledonian be working southbound coa...
by caley739
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train
Replies: 17
Views: 16339

Re: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train

I think the train is leaving Perth northbound at Balhousie. The photographer would be on the Crieff Road bridge.

Tom Robertson
by caley739
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 17575

Re: Where is this, please?

Allan
You make a valid point about the allocation of No.60. However she is displaying the bow tie indicator which the 1915 Appendix page 121 describes as Main Line Via Motherwell and it is made clear that it applies to Glasgow Central trains. This seems to rule out a Buchanan Street train.

Tom
by caley739
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 17575

Re: Where is this, please?

Jim I commented because I have seen several images of double headed trains leaving Carlisle with the train engine displaying the bow tie and the pilot coupled in front having no indicator. My interpretation is that the pilot would probably be detached at Summit. I also have seen an image of a down L...