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by fordyce
Tue Jun 27, 2023 9:46 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A job description puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 4945

Re: A job description puzzle

Sorry - too early in the morning for brain, eyes and fingers to all coordinate at the same time. For 1901 read 1911. His family tree is in Ancestry, including the 1911 census image (and a photo of him too).
by fordyce
Tue Jun 27, 2023 9:09 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A job description puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 4945

Re: A job description puzzle

He was a Engine Driver in previous censuses (e.g. age 65 in 1901, still working as an Engine Driver, at no.5 7th Caledonian Block in Motherwell), so obviously at age 75 in 1921 he was a retired engine driver. How clear is that 1921 census entry wording? Maybe after he stopped driving the engines out...
by fordyce
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:37 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Saracen Foundry.
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Saracen Foundry.

In 1909 my grandmother was living in Saracen St just opposite the Foundry, presumably across from the main gates (in a tenement, not on the street -- please!), when she married my grandfather there. Her father owned and ran James Hain & Co Rope Manufacturers - the OS map of the time shows the lo...
by fordyce
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 29
Views: 9753

Re: Caledonia Models?

Funny how memory plays tricks. Could have sworn and all that! What I do remember (with certainty?) is walking down to Bath St with my grandfather to get my annual tram map (bus and trolleybus also included, but they didn't matter...) from the Corporation Transport Office - at age 8, I was very proud...
by fordyce
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 29
Views: 9753

Re: Caledonia Models?

Jim, must be the Clyde Model Dockyard that I was allowed to visit as a nipper at Christmas. Howard
by fordyce
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A customer (or supplier?) of R Y Pickering
Replies: 3
Views: 2034

Re: A customer (or supplier?) of R Y Pickering

The B is for Babbington. He was born 1864 in Cockermouth. 1901 census: Cashier In Colliery Office & House Factor When a daughter married in 1920 he was now a Coal Agent. When he died in 1922 his Confirmation records him as a coal agent. This could indicate he was operating, as a coal agent, firs...
by fordyce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 3362

Re: Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland

Thanks for the feedback. I've been made aware of a tome entitled Grant's Tour Around The World by J F Packard, Philadelphia, 1880 - 800+ pages yet his entire trip from Dundee to Thurso and back to Glasgow is dismissed with the merest generic whisper of no more than the two words "Northern Scotl...
by fordyce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 3362

Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland

Other from Wikipedia, does anyone know where's there's detailed information about the UK trip of the US President in 1877? He arrived in Glasgow having 'done' the Far North of the Highland Railway by train, as far as Thurso, and having been given the freedom of Inverness, was also granted the freedo...
by fordyce
Thu May 10, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Queen Street Crossing.
Replies: 6
Views: 7145

Re: Queen Street Crossing.

It's probably from Coupar Angus. For photo and caption, see https://canmore.org.uk/site/144768/coupar-angus-queen-street-signal-box-and-level-crossing There's a nice photo which is definitely the same location but predates the signal box. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3-Ll3Jp8JYw/VNZkrRqDxyI/AAAAAAACJBU...