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by Graham R
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dundee (East) Station Facade
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Dundee (East) Station Facade

I consulted a friend who was a schoolboy in Dundee in 1939. He told me he was evacuated to Kirriemuir in 1939 to stay with relatives, and when he returned to Dundee in 1942, the East station frontage had been altered. His opinion is that it was done at the start of the war because of the danger of b...
by Graham R
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dundee (East) Station Facade
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Dundee (East) Station Facade

Hi Niall, I do not have a date I'm afraid, but judging by the aerial photos on britainfromabove.org.uk, it must have been rebuilt between 1938 (neg SPW060075) and 1948 (neg SAW019530). I have an indistinct view from 1943 culled from the Internet somewhere, which is attached, but as luck would have i...
by Graham R
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dundee CIW wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Dundee CIW wagons

Just for completeness, here is another shot of one of these wagons at the gasworks, at the end of a short rake of Dundee Gas Commission wagons behind one of the pair of standard gauge Barclay 0-4-0STs which the gasworks owned. The Dundee Gas Commission (rather than Dundee Corporation Gas Dept) liver...
by Graham R
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dundee CIW wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Dundee CIW wagons

Hi Ed, Dundee Museums has a couple of nice shots of these wagons in traffic in the Dundee City Engineer's collection. The location would appear to be at the bufferstops of the sidings at the back of the gassie, where Peep O'Day Lane joined Blackscroft. https://www.flickr.com/photos/dundeecityarchive...
by Graham R
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Building Ideas Requested
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: Building Ideas Requested

Have you had a look at the photos in the Scottish Line Societies archive, which you can access as a CRA member? There is a nice shot of Kirrie goods shed (CRA18785) which is a wooden execution of the Forfar goods shed design, minus the end office extension and with a shorter middle section. Or if yo...
by Graham R
Mon May 04, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Scottish central shed in Perth.
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Re: Scottish central shed in Perth.

Hi Tony, if you have access to the Scottish Line Societies photo archive, there is a very nice shot of Perth shed in Caley days by GF Burtt catalogued as FSLS entry number NRM9988. Another less extensive view is in NRM9574. If you don't have a login, CRA webmaster Sinclair Coghill can help. regards ...
by Graham R
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bankfoot Station Building
Replies: 10
Views: 6023

Re: Bankfoot Station Building

Hi David, As you have probably already discovered, the NLS map site doesn't have a large-scale map for the correct period, but some basic information can still be deduced from the 1959-dated 6-inch map. Unfortunately the platform had gone by then but you can still get the basic dimensions of the sit...
by Graham R
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 'Jubilee Pug' queries
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: 'Jubilee Pug' queries

That loco looks stunning Jim. And it looks like she runs beautifully. Will she be appearing at Model Rail?
Graham
by Graham R
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Scottish central shed in Perth.
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Re: Scottish central shed in Perth.

Note that the plans referred to in Jim Mac's reply above are all for the SNE/SMJ shed which was sold to the Highland in the 1860s and eventually became the LMS Perth North, to the north of the Glasgow Road bridge north of the General station. The SCR shed at Friarton is not the subject of these plan...
by Graham R
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Scottish central shed in Perth.
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Re: Scottish central shed in Perth.

The SCR shed does seem a bit photo-shy doesn't it? There is a plan of the original shed in David Hamilton's loco book, figure 12.8 ... and there are glimpses of the end elevation in various photos of locos (310A on p 202 of Marshall's Scottish Central book; 17663 in plate 172 in Hooper's "LMS Sheds ...
by Graham R
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 5408

Re: Another "where is this" query

Yes maybe we are guilty of jumping to conclusions. However, the earlier-dated survey also on the NLS website shows no double junction, only a trailing connection under the bridge, which would match the photo better. But I agree the signals are a further issue for debate. Supposing for a moment they ...
by Graham R
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 5408

Re: Another "where is this" query

Thanks Bill. That would make sense.

As for Jim’s tease that I could always put my money where my mouth is (he kens me ower weel!), since the bidding is at £49 with 5 days yet to go, I’ll contain my curiosity ...
by Graham R
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 5408

Re: Another "where is this" query

Thanks everyone. I am happy with your suggestions of Crieff Junction before the branch connection was made with a double junction, and indeed the point rodding for the trailing crossover under the bridge can be seen in the photo. (But there are no rods for the facing point locks and, if dated to lat...
by Graham R
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 5408

Another "where is this" query

A well-known auction site currently offers a glass negative of an early Caley 4-4-0 in sparkling condition on a train of eight 6-wheelers at an unfamiliar (to me) location, a main line in a curved cutting with a branch line to one side and signals with wooden posts, possibly slotted (there appear to...
by Graham R
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caledonian Blue
Replies: 16
Views: 7872

Re: Caledonian Blue

And the second one down is the man who left Aberdeen University its splendid O’Dell collection of railway books and ephemera.
by Graham R
Wed May 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Dunalastair model.
Replies: 18
Views: 9070

Re: Another Dunalastair model.

Here is yet another Dunalastair model, this time in 3½” gauge. It seems it may date from the 1920s: I wonder if the paintwork is the original?

Regards
Graham
by Graham R
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Taylor Brothers workman's ticket, Perth-Errol
Replies: 5
Views: 6598

Re: Taylor Brothers workman's ticket, Perth-Errol

Many thanks Ed, John, and Michael, for all these replies - all very interesting. I will have to try to chase down a copy of the Errol Station history.
regards
Graham
by Graham R
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Taylor Brothers workman's ticket, Perth-Errol
Replies: 5
Views: 6598

Taylor Brothers workman's ticket, Perth-Errol

I know next to nothing about railway tickets, Caley or otherwise, but was interested to come across this workman's ticket issued between Perth and Errol, listed in a forthcoming auction : taylor-bros-errol-perth.jpg Does anyone have more information on who Taylor Brothers were and why it was worth t...
by Graham R
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: 2nd Dunblane footbridge
Replies: 16
Views: 14365

Re: 2nd Dunblane footbridge

Tom, your arithmetic is spot-on as far as I can see. (Full disclosure: I had to try twice to get it right!). But I also realised the 1:1250 O.S. maps actually give the milepost distances. They give the 123 milepost as being a little south of the South signalbox, and the 123¼ milepost at the north en...
by Graham R
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: 2nd Dunblane footbridge
Replies: 16
Views: 14365

Re: 2nd Dunblane footbridge

Jim, The National Records of Scotland has a drawing of a footbridge at Dunblane which was renewed in 1922. The plan reference is RHP127189 . This is described as "Hand coloured drawing showing elevation, plan and section for renewal of footbridge at 123 miles 23 chains at Dunblane". It might be the ...
by Graham R
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caley Carriage
Replies: 5
Views: 5621

Re: Caley Carriage

Regarding the location - I think it is indeed Kyle of Lochalsh, at the sidings to the east of the railway pier with the passenger station. The location is not covered by large-scale maps on the NLS site but if you look at Google streetview on the road named Fishery Pier, the hillside looks similar a...
by Graham R
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Excursion location?
Replies: 11
Views: 12226

Re: Excursion location?

I'm with Tom - Aviemore looking north. The map (https://maps.nls.uk/view/82887444) seems to support it and I can convince myself that the smudge of a signal finial in the background is an elegant McKenzie and Holland design.

Regards
Graham
by Graham R
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP
Replies: 21
Views: 18887

Re: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP

Hi Kris, I just came on this thread for the first time ... what a wonderful series of images. I think what I found really striking was seeing a full-length train in CR livery. The blue engine is very nice, but the coaches are really elegant! Do you have a way of regulating the boiler pressure? In yo...
by Graham R
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Dunblane footbridge
Replies: 2
Views: 3846

Re: Dunblane footbridge

Jim, this is clearly going to be a remarkable model. I hope your asbestos fingers are in good working order. It is interesting that the boarding behind the lattice has been removed in the preserved bridge, but the glazed upper section retained. Do you know if footbridges at larger stations always ha...
by Graham R
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CR Industrial/NCB locomotives
Replies: 2
Views: 4062

Re: CR Industrial/NCB locomotives

As far as I recall the Wemyss Private Railway in Fife had a secondhand Caley 0-6-0T in the late 50s or early 60s. I don't think it did much work and was soon scrapped. Unless I'm imagining the whole story, details are in Alan Brotchie's Oakwood history of the WPR. Graham Edit - now at home and able ...