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by caley739
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified 4-4-0
Replies: 2
Views: 234

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: 672

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: 672

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: 672

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: 340

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: 580

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: 580

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: 409

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: 409

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: 959

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: 859

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: 859

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: 1658

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: 653

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: 3465

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: 5360

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: 1144

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: 3251

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: 4958

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: 6145

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: 42271

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: 8664

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: 19703

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: 4585

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: 4585

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.