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by Brian Hayes
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brittain 152 class radial tank
Replies: 5
Views: 4630

Re: Brittain 152 class radial tank

Hi Steve,

The L&NWR radial tank was a 2-4-2T with inside cyclinders. The 152 Class had outside cyclinders.

Best wishes,

Brian.
by Brian Hayes
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: L&NWR Webb 2-4-2T at Hamilton Shed.
Replies: 10
Views: 14299

Re: L&NWR Webb 2-4-2T at Hamilton Shed.

Thank you for this information Allan.

Brian.
by Brian Hayes
Thu May 18, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Banking
Replies: 5
Views: 7653

Re: Banking

Jim, May I suggest you should not be concerned over the length of a chapter. The original may include details which can be invaluable in respect of accurate information for a future researcher and a record of past operations. 'Banking' was very widespread as you indicated and except due to a failure...
by Brian Hayes
Thu May 11, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Newcastle services?????
Replies: 25
Views: 35507

Re: Newcastle services?????

Peter Scott in his last sentence mentions 'Running Powers' and through workings of rolling stock. The former relates to a specified company having the authority to provide the necessary motive power to haul recognised trains over another company's system, whilst the latter is the movement of through...
by Brian Hayes
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Rockcliffe Signal Box.
Replies: 5
Views: 6337

Re: Rockcliffe Signal Box.

Michael, Rockcliffe SB was under the supervision of the Yard Master at Carlisle and I visited the box on numerous occasions during my official duties. It was on the Down side by the ramp to the platform. I can visualise the box very well and if necessary I may find a similar design in Jim Summers bo...
by Brian Hayes
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR828 return to service
Replies: 12
Views: 8681

Re: CR828 return to service

Very good news Jim. Is it appropriate for a visit for CRA members later in the year? I would endeavour to support an outing.

Brian.
by Brian Hayes
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25632

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

Looking at various timetables over 70 years, there appears to be no consistent routing of passenger or freight rains on the routes concerned. 50 years ago, the working of the various freight trips will have had an influence on routing, together with the ore and coal trains to Ravenscraig. The gradie...
by Brian Hayes
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Wagon turn tables
Replies: 8
Views: 5786

Re: Wagon turn tables

Whilst many goods depots would have had turntables to access sections of a goods shed or other sidings, it was frequently necessary for access to a private siding at a small firm, for that access to be by a turntable. The latter turntable would have been from a siding in part of a goods yard. I have...
by Brian Hayes
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Signalling. Walkingshaw South SB
Replies: 16
Views: 19171

Re: Signalling. Walkingshaw South SB

May I suggest that the operation of the above section of line was under the following Regualtions: Regulations for Working Trains over Goods Lines not worked on any Block System. ("No Block" Regulations"). BR General Appendix. Page 22. Paragraph 2 Reads: Where bell communication is provided, unless ...
by Brian Hayes
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Signalling. Walkingshaw South SB
Replies: 16
Views: 19171

Re: Signalling. Walkingshaw South SB

Iain,

Many thanks for your very comprehensive reply. An usual way of working, which may have been unique.

Brian.
by Brian Hayes
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Signalling. Walkingshaw South SB
Replies: 16
Views: 19171

Signalling. Walkingshaw South SB

May I thank the author of 'The Paisley and District Barrhead Railway for the comprehensive description of the history and operation of the line. In respect of operation, I find the comment in CR days that the 'Train out of Section signal' was not given to Walkindhaw SB on arrival of a train at Paisl...
by Brian Hayes
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The End of Buchanan St.
Replies: 10
Views: 15192

Re: The End of Buchanan St.

I have various memories of Buchanan Street from 1950, at which period Class 5's dominated most haulage. Sheds supplying the power would include most depots south and east of Dundee/Perth and Oban. Ferryhill would have had a few diagrams, together with one from Inverness. I have a note of a CR 19 Cla...
by Brian Hayes
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 3-Plank Wagon Loads
Replies: 5
Views: 8785

Re: 3-Plank Wagon Loads

Another major use was for agricultural machinery. My memory suggests originating stations of Lincoln and Uttoxeter, but I am sure there were many more.

Brian.
by Brian Hayes
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Uniforms at Perth
Replies: 3
Views: 5822

Re: Uniforms at Perth

Gentlemen,

Could this have applied at Aberdeen as well?

Brian.
by Brian Hayes
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Claughtons in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 6783

Re: Claughtons in Scotland

Gentlemen,

Your research into this subject is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time, and if through further research and discussion in L&NWRS circles,, relevant facts can be ascertained, I will share them with you all on this Forum.

Brian.
by Brian Hayes
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Claughtons in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 6783

Re: Claughtons in Scotland

I had always presumed that the water troughs at Wamphray were in use in the 1930's. Without this set in operation, I imagine that the column at Beattock would have been heavily used. It is interesting that the term 'Rebuilt Claughton' is used when discussing the Preston Diagrams. The larger boiler m...
by Brian Hayes
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Claughtons in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 6783

Re: Claughtons in Scotland

Allan, Thank you very much for your research which is greatly appreciated. The 6.10 Preston - Glasgow Central and 10.20 Glasgow Central - Preston Diagram is very interesting. I wonder if any photographs exist of these trains north of the Border. The working to Dumfries, together with others over the...
by Brian Hayes
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Claughtons in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 6783

Re: Claughtons in Scotland

The contribution by Tom is thoughtful and invaluable. Within the L&NWRS, this possible working from Preston has never been mentioned. Research and consideration can pursue this further.

Thank you Tom,

Brian.
by Brian Hayes
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Meat and Dead Meat Vans
Replies: 2
Views: 2930

Re: Meat and Dead Meat Vans

The description, 'dead meat' came into my vocabulary when I was AYM at Carlisle. Before then, it was unknown to me. I believe it was used to distinguish carcasses being transported in meat vans or containers, compared with live cattle in cattle trucks. Invariably wagons were going to the same destin...
by Brian Hayes
Sat May 28, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25632

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

Accuracy is very important in our research, but railway operation can have so many variables, that a 'rule of thumb' statement can easily be discredited. An experienced operator like Jim Summers indicated that Up trains from Stirling were likely to be routed via Fullwood Junction, Holytown and Wisha...
by Brian Hayes
Sat May 28, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25632

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

In the 1960's there was a daytime Motor Rail Service from Newton le Willows to Stirling which I used at least once each year during its operational period. My memory is that the majority of runs were via Holytown, but I have memories of travelling via Lesmahagow Jct. Departure time was about 8.15 fr...
by Brian Hayes
Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lochearnhead
Replies: 23
Views: 25675

Re: Lochearnhead

I would be very interested.

Brian.
by Brian Hayes
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Carlisle Junctions and Signalling
Replies: 19
Views: 27029

Re: Carlisle Junctions and Signalling

I appreciate the contributions from all members on this topic. Even in 1960, this was a very busy traffic location and there is so much which is valuable in these postings for historical accuracy. A comment has been made about possible route knowledge of Perth drivers. It would be very unusual for P...
by Brian Hayes
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Carlisle Junctions and Signalling
Replies: 19
Views: 27029

Re: Carlisle Junctions and Signalling

David,

Your contribution was greatly appreciated and the photographs of great interest.

Best wishes,

brian.
by Brian Hayes
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Carlisle Junctions and Signalling
Replies: 19
Views: 27029

Re: Carlisle Junctions and Signalling

Gentlemen, I am unable to provide any documentary evidence at present but these are my thoughts. There was a box at Port Carlisle Branch Jct when the CR Branch in 1861 to Canal and the independent Port Carlisle Line opened; connecting with the NER. When the Goods Line were opened in 1877, Caldew Jct...