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by caley739
Fri Jan 19, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Where is this?

After a careful look at the 25inch OS of 1918 I can convince myself that this IS the station carriage sidings at Stirling just south of the Seaforth Place road overbridge.The tall chimney in middle background would be part of the building described as a Smithy. SLS photo archive CRA14559, likely sam...
by caley739
Thu Jan 18, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Where is this?

Could it be the entrance/exit to Oban shed?
by caley739
Sun Nov 26, 2023 11:32 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Mystery Photo

For what it's worth, Keith, that's a single digit shed code. Best Mike I disagree with this comment. Per "The Xpress Locomotive Register Vol 2" 45478 was based at Inverness, Perth, and Polmadie in the period 1957 onward. When blown up as much as possible I think the shedcode might be 66A ...
by caley739
Thu Mar 02, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified Station
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Re: Another Unidentified Station

Looks like a Black Five rather than a Jubilee, not that it helps to identify the location.

Tom Robertson
by caley739
Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 10 Ton Hopper Wagon
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

Re: CR 10 Ton Hopper Wagon

The Solway Viaduct was closed to traffic in 1921 and by the 1923 date of the photo any Cumbrian ore traffic would of necessity be routed through Carlisle, but this does not explain the presence at Citadel. Goods traffic was rare there with the goods avoiding lines used almost invariably.

Tom
by caley739
Mon May 02, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cowgill Reservoir Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: Cowgill Reservoir Railway

Harold Bowtell authored many books and papers on reservoir railways. He published an article "Railways to Cowgill, Culter Waterhead and Camps" in The March 1971 issue of The Journal of the Stevenson Locomotive Society. Unfortunately I do not have a copy of that issue but it is likely to ha...
by caley739
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Aberdeen Joint Station exhibition of rolling stock, 1936
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: Aberdeen Joint Station exhibition of rolling stock, 1936

From The Railway Observer December 1936. "ABERDEEN EXHIBITION- A railway exhibition in aid of the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Building Fund was held on Saturday and Sunday 14/15th November,at the Joint Station. Both L.M.S. and L.N.E. companies contributed lavishly, and the success of the exhibitio...
by caley739
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Beattock c.1960
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

Re: Beattock c.1960

The 6 inch OS revised 1939 shows the turntable still in the 1898 position. In LMS Engine Sheds Vol 5 the top photograph dated 1955 on page 35 seems to show that it is replaced by plain track, and presumably moved to the new position south of the station. The Appendix to the WTT 1915 refers to "...
by caley739
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Football Specials
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

Re: Football Specials

The Appendix to the WTT dated 1st May 1915 on pages 109/110 has a lenthy section headed HOLIDAYS,FAIRS,RACES,SHOWS,FOOBALL MATCHES,AND OTHER UNUSUAL EVENTS REQUIRING SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS. There is a sub section headed SATURDAY HALF-DAY FOOTBALL EXCURSION FARES which apply for guarantee of 200 adult ...
by caley739
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Engine Shed location
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Re: Engine Shed location

My first thought was Forfar and after searching the SLS site found this same image listed as Forfar Shed. There are several other images on the site of Forfar Shed interior to confirm the location.
by caley739
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unidentified location
Replies: 5
Views: 1992

Re: Unidentified location

Definitely Beattock. The train is probably stationary to unpin wagon brakes after descent of the incline.
by caley739
Tue May 11, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 4623

Re: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

John Duffy wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 10:34 am There is a rather interesting Welsh coal wagon in there as well PJJP were from Newport.

John
It makes the date post WW2 mid to late 1940s, since the vast majoity of PO wagons were pooled during the conflict.
by caley739
Thu May 06, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 62 Brake Van
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

Re: Diagram 62 Brake Van

The Aquired Wagons of British Railways Volume 1 Brake Vans by David Larkin page 61 bottom has an image of ex Caledonian 6 wheel brake M353409. It MIGHT show a brake standard at each end, but difficult to be sure either way.

Tom Robertson
by caley739
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified 4-4-0
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

Re: Unidentified 4-4-0

I have a print Ken Nunn Collection 3158 with description 82 at St Rollox 1.8.21 in my own hand presumabley taken from the LCGB lists which I no longer have.
Tom Robertson
by caley739
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 5891

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

Why were they sending milk from Carlisle to Dundee? Would this not have been returning empty, the milk having come from Dundee to Carlisle? I think this is most likely but the Stranraer van was probably loaded with full butts. I wonder how it reached Beattock likely traveling via Dumfries and Locke...
by caley739
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 5891

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

Jim
A further look at the 1907 WTT page109, column 95 shows a 10.21pm express from Carstairs to Edinburgh. This is described as 8.42pm from Carlisle, answers the point you raise, and confirms the Manchester/Liverpool to Edinburgh coaches detached at Carstairs.

Tom
by caley739
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 5891

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

From the WTT Summer 1907, page 23, columns 169-172 for The Afternoon Corridor shows 2 trains departing Carlisle at 8.13pm for Glasgow/Edinburgh and 8.42pm for Glasgow/Perth. The 8.13pm arrives Strawfank Junction at 9.41pm and departs 9.43pm for Glasgow and 9.47pm for Edinburgh. The 8.42pm arrives Ca...
by caley739
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified Location
Replies: 5
Views: 2294

Re: Another Unidentified Location

I think this is a Down train approaching Gretna Junction. The signal to the left is on The North British Gretna Branch.Probable date is the turn of the Century in the heyday of the class 900.
by caley739
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

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: 6
Views: 2694

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: 2178

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: 2178

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: 4520

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: 3399

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: 3399

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.