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by caley739
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Another Unidentified Locomotive

DunalastairV I've found this photo in The Association Photo Archive ref.CRA7/1/3/10, where it is captioned as leaving Aberdeen c1927, but I'm not convinced that Aberdeen is correct, the bow tie indicator alone rules that out for me. Your Dalry Road suggestion is more convincing. The leading coach ap...
by caley739
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Another Unidentified Locomotive

The train engine is a Standard LMS Compound 4-4-0 with left hand drive built from September 1923 onwards. The semaphore route indicator on the middle lamp bracket of the leading engine is for Carlisle to Glasgow Central or Edinburgh Princes Street.. My estimate for the date is 1923-1927 and this was...
by caley739
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Where is it?

So, would I be right in thinking the train is signalled for the Carlisle Goods lines, the distant off suggesting they are not too congested at this time, and is headed for the Lanky Yard with through LNWR traffic? JimS Jim I think you are spot on and that is exactly what is happening. These engines...
by caley739
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Where is it?

The train is entering Carlisle. It has just passed Port Carlisle Branch Junction and crossing over the River Caldew. The signal box is Carlisle No 3. The houses in the far background are on Etterby Road, and are fairly standard two storey terraces rather than tenements.
by caley739
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: A station to identify

For what its worth, I agree with JimW's assessment of the scene. I too used to occasionally travel through also from Lanark, but a VERY long time ago, usually on the diabolical early diesel multiple units, although I did once manage a trip from Glasgow Central to Lanark Racecourse in a non corridor ...
by caley739
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Another Unidentified Locomotive

A Neilson 2-4-0 of Class 98 as rebuilt by Lambie ?
by caley739
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Another Unidentified Locomotive

I think the Shawfield suggestion is quite convincing, but to tie up with the OS it must be a Down train, unless I'm totally confused.

Tom Robertson

On rethinking this through my comment is totally confused. I now agree that it is an Up train.
by caley739
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Unidentified Loco

From the shape of the frame slots I think it is a Neilson built 2-4-0, possibly Class 417.
by caley739
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back

Perhaps it was merely to indicate Caledonian route rather than G&SWR one, and the excursionist would travel via Lockerbie. The ticket printer's geographical knowledge might have been rather basic, or more likely, they had a standard printing block set up for Caledonian section excursions from Carlis...
by caley739
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 2628

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: 4681

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: 1057

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: 2973

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: 4713

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: 5637

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: 41377

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: 8138

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: 18881

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: 4317

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: 4317

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: 4713

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: 4752

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: 4752

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: 2028

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: 2447

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...