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by Niall Ferguson
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Arbroath Station image
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Arbroath Station image

This image of the new station at Arbroath from my collection appeared in my book on the Arbroath & Forfar Railway and I would like to use it again in my forthcoming Dundee & Arbroath book as it shows the changes in the rear of the booking office building on Keptie Street (which were signific...
by Niall Ferguson
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And where might this be?
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: And where might this be?

Gagie opened in 1935. I appreciate that the pre-1928 livery on the locomotive doesn't preclude it being there after 1935 but, apart from the two huts and no grounded body, or sign of a Scotch derrick, there are another set of differences. I accept the fact that both sets of railings have four horizo...
by Niall Ferguson
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And where might this be?
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: And where might this be?

It isn't Gagie on the Dundee to Forfar Direct line, which was my initial thought as a possibility, and it doesn't appear to be anywhere on the Carmyllie branch.
Niall
by Niall Ferguson
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Have I got the carriages right?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Have I got the carriages right?

No it isn't dated, Mike. I wonder if it is a Sunday and is the curious Blairgowrie to Carnoustie via Dundee (Tay Bridge) station (the West station being closed on Sundays as a "pooling" financial arrangement) during the summer for a few years from 1933. I have the Carriage Marshalling Circ...
by Niall Ferguson
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Have I got the carriages right?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Have I got the carriages right?

Thanks John, I think you are right about location
Niall
by Niall Ferguson
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Have I got the carriages right?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Have I got the carriages right?

This a an image from The Transport Treasury of a 439 Class 0-4-4T on a train of 65ft stock between West Ferry (visible in the background) and Broughty Ferry (the path on the left is on an area known as the Grassy Beach). The number of the locomotive is illegible. The first carriage is a 65ft non-cor...
by Niall Ferguson
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Is this the original Dundee West?
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Is this the original Dundee West?

This is an image from Dundee Library Photopolis site that is labelled as showing the Dundee and Arbroath Railway as seen from Craigie Pier. However, it has puzzled me for some time as, for it to show the western end of Trades lane Station, I think the perspective is wrong. Craigie Pier is shown in t...
by Niall Ferguson
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Tower Museum Images Appeal
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Signal Tower Museum Images Appeal

John
That would seem to be it. I have the RM archive at the moment, I'll see if I can get a better copy. Thanks
Niall
by Niall Ferguson
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Tower Museum Images Appeal
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Signal Tower Museum Images Appeal

Many years ago, when writing my Arbroath & Forfar Ry volume, I visited the old Signal Tower Museum on the seafront in Arbroath and, as well as acquiring quite a few images, I got photocopies of the catalogue index sheets, some of which had contact prints of the images. Some years ago the Signal ...
by Niall Ferguson
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another location conundrum
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Another location conundrum

Graham Just goes to show that One should look back to what one has previously said! The postcard view is very good and really helps explain things. I got confused by the relationship between the stream and the railway and need to go and get my Arbroath & Forfar book out of the loft and re-examin...
by Niall Ferguson
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another location conundrum
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Another location conundrum

Many years ago I went through all the railway images held at the Signal Tower Museum in Arbroath (and there were quite a few). They are now with Forfar Archives at Restenneth BUT (and it is intentionally a big but) they did not retain the Signal Tower's index numbers, but gave them new ones and kept...
by Niall Ferguson
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified D&A Location
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Another Unidentified D&A Location

Looks like 90134 tops the possibilities, many thanks
Niall
by Niall Ferguson
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified D&A Location
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Another Unidentified D&A Location

And the large building is the Beach Hall and everything else fits perfectly.
Thanks again
by Niall Ferguson
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified D&A Location
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Another Unidentified D&A Location

The gas holder is a great idea, I wondered how they got the height.
Niall
by Niall Ferguson
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified D&A Location
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Another Unidentified D&A Location

Alan Brotchie has kindly supplied a number of super images for the book, but one or two have left me with problems regarding location. This one, I reckon, shows the southern end of Carnoustie Station looking out over Buddon Ness with what is now the Leisure Centre and Skateboard Park (but I would va...
by Niall Ferguson
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Where is it?

To show my point about the reconstruction of the canopy, here is an LMS era image with the former LNWR steam railmotor at the platform. The canopy has not just had the end valancing removed (which was my first thought) but appears to have undergone fairly major reconstruction.
Niall
by Niall Ferguson
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Where is it?

I have just come across this print whilst searching for more Dundee & Arbroath images. The locomotive seems to be Class 66 4-4-0 No.84 (which was duplicated when Pickersgill Class 72 No.84 was built in 1921). The carriage to the right could be 57ft Diag 110 Corridor Bk 3rd No.515 (the number is ...
by Niall Ferguson
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth General Station
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Perth General Station

The two visible faces of the clock on the extreme right both seem to show the same time: 11.55. as does the right-hand clock face in the distant set of three (so that might be the correct time). Of the other two, the adjoining one seems to show 12.05 (or possibly 1.00) and the higher one 8.00. The p...
by Niall Ferguson
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Engine Shed location
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Engine Shed location

Many thanks
Niall
by Niall Ferguson
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Engine Shed location
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Engine Shed location

This is a photo from the late Peter James' collection It shows Drummond 0-4-4T as LMS 15104. This locomotive worked the Carmyllie branch from 1923 until it was scrapped but also worked on the Arbroath and Forfar line. Where is it? It could be Forfar shed, or Arbroath, or even, possibly, Dundee West ...
by Niall Ferguson
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.

Thanks, Jim, that was well thought out
Niall
by Niall Ferguson
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.

This image, provided for the forthcoming book by Alan Brotchie, purports to show a train on the section of the Dundee & Arbroath Ry that ran alongside Dock Street in Dundee. That being so, the locomotive is running southbound with Dock Street to the left and Dundee harbour not visible to the rig...
by Niall Ferguson
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carmyllie Railway Additional Powers Act
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Carmyllie Railway Additional Powers Act

I've now tracked down the date - 1874
by Niall Ferguson
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Not to be run on the Caledonian Rly
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Not to be run on the Caledonian Rly

The GER had a loading gauge that differed significantly from that of most other UK lines and its own Appendices are full of restrictions on the vehicles of other companies, so it is most likely to be one of loading gauges.
by Niall Ferguson
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carmyllie Railway Additional Powers Act
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Carmyllie Railway Additional Powers Act

In addition, there appears to be no evidence of a waiting room on either platform (authorised in 1885) and only a single siding trailing on the Down line neither does there seem to be a second siding for the loading bank, which was authorised in 1880. So pre-1880 or thereabouts seems likely