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by Graham R
Mon May 04, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Scottish central shed in Perth.
Replies: 6
Views: 784

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: 5124

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: 969

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: 784

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: 784

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: 4168

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: 4168

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: 4168

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: 4168

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: 6782

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: 7793

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: 6078

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: 6078

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: 13120

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: 13120

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: 5084

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: 11364

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: 17463

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: 3537

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: 3758

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 ...
by Graham R
Sun May 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Paisley St James 'Shed'
Replies: 8
Views: 8065

Re: Paisley St James 'Shed'

This 1948 image shows the water tank from the north (you need to register and log in before you can zoom in to the shot) ... the short siding where the shed was supposedly located is filled with wagons in this view, but there are large piles of ash to the right of the tank, so maybe the pit was sti...
by Graham R
Sun May 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Paisley St James 'Shed'
Replies: 8
Views: 8065

Re: Paisley St James 'Shed'

According to the book I cited, the shed was on the short siding to the north of the tank. The 1:1250 1950s map shows the tank and siding. However, Jim's 1912 map shows that the yard was smaller at that date and the siding did not exist! It's also not shown on the 1938 1:2500 map, which shows structu...
by Graham R
Sun May 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Paisley St James 'Shed'
Replies: 8
Views: 8065

Re: Paisley St James 'Shed'

There's a reference in "The handbook of steam motive power depots vol. 4" (P. Smith, Platform 5) stating that the shed was demolished post-Grouping, and that locos thereafter stood in the open; there was an engine pit and water tank. The "shed" closed on 3 Jan 1953. A WT Stubbs photo shows the tank ...
by Graham R
Fri May 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Queen Street Crossing.
Replies: 6
Views: 4524

Re: Queen Street Crossing.

The structure on the right margin of the photo (to the right of Granpaw Broon) is the gate box. (The Caley Coupar Angus South box was 179 yards north of the crossing; it and the gate box were removed when the LMS built the 1939 box on the opposite side of the tracks from the gate box). The gate box ...
by Graham R
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bankfoot
Replies: 55
Views: 54680

Re: Bankfoot

Hi David, I see that the Transport Treasury has put up the photos Ian Smeeton referred to on their website, I presume as a result of your enquiry ... (in the Digital Print Gallery > New Additions this Month link ). From the rodding runs in NF 111/05 and NF 111/06 it's possible to infer that the stat...