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by Violets49
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 33
Views: 5574

Re: The burning question

Model a location that never existed and then wait until somebody comes up and tells you that when the were kids they used to stand on that very platform... :D
by Violets49
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Greenock Central overall roof
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: Greenock Central overall roof

Hello John
Sorry for taking so long to respond. I'll see what I can do. I am on their Facebook page and the photos were published on there.
Jane.
by Violets49
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Greenock Dellingburn coal yard. (Access to)
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Greenock Dellingburn coal yard. (Access to)

On the 1897 OS map of Central Greenock, the access to the Caledonian Railway's Dellingburn yard is shown as being a tunnel under Regent street. I had always assumed that Dellingburn Yard would be worked by horses, but in the App to WT for May 1915, there are instructions for working Locomotives acro...
by Violets49
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Greenock Central overall roof
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: Greenock Central overall roof

Something wich may be of interest. The 'Inverclyde Heritage' web page recently posted a series of photos which seem to show the overall roof being dismantled Presumably after the bombing raids of May 1941
by Violets49
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow

A little poking about on the interweb last evening produced some interesting results. 'Railway Parcels Recieving offices' appear to be more common than first thought. The Midland Railway would seem to have had a few, some of them in shops which were obviously acting as agents. Including a shoe shop ...
by Violets49
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow

In my large collection of photograpic albums of towns and villages all over the UK, I have seen several examples of 'Parcel Recieving offices.' How common they were I can't say but they seem to have been always in large urban areas. Obviously in rural areas the station would be the 'parcel recieving...
by Violets49
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Greenock Central overall roof
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Greenock Central overall roof

With reference to the discussion today regarding the overall roof at Greenock Central. I found this pic in Britain from the air. Unfortunately the image was reversed but I have switched it. It clearly shows at bottom right, the overall roof on greenock central station. Greenock From the air Central ...
by Violets49
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: mystery coach
Replies: 16
Views: 10707

Re: mystery coach

Here are the photos of the mystery coach on the Royal Scotsman. The first at Ardlui. (Not Rannoch) July 1988 the sceond at Crianlarich. Sepember 1988.

Jane
by Violets49
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: mystery coach
Replies: 16
Views: 10707

Re: mystery coach

This coach was indeed used on one of the 'luxury' trains in the 80's I recall seeing it at Kyle and also, I think at Rannoch in mid 1988. I have a photo graph of that day somewhere. I also remember being passed at Crianlarich by one of the Luxury trains in September that year. I recall that 37422 wa...
by Violets49
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Transportation off shells during WW1
Replies: 8
Views: 12807

Re: Transportation off shells during WW1

I don't think the photo at the top is Georgetown and I think the 'shells' on the left are actually shell cases. The houses in the left background don't correspond with anything at Georgetown and its most unlikely that filled shells would be stacked either so close to housing or on what seems to be a...
by Violets49
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bowness on solway Station Building.
Replies: 4
Views: 4706

Re: Bowness on solway Station Building.

Thank you Dave.
I have several photos of the building after the line closed (Its still there) The shelter on the two storey building has been removed to reveal two windows but no visible trace of a door although the photo isn't close enough to be certain that a doorway hasn't been blocked up.

Jane.
by Violets49
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Wagon Hoists
Replies: 8
Views: 8499

Re: Wagon Hoists

There is a photograph in existence showing the demolition of the Former Sugar Refinery's chimney and the wagon lift can be seen in the background. The refinery was closed in 1895 and the site cleared soon after but the chimney remained until 23rd April 1909 when it was demoished with explosive charg...
by Violets49
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bowness on solway Station Building.
Replies: 4
Views: 4706

Bowness on solway Station Building.

I have a query about the former station building at Bowness on Solway on the Solway Junction railway. Although the railway is long gone, the Station buildings are still in situe as a private residence. There are several photographs of the station and signal cabin in use. Sadly most of these photos a...
by Violets49
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Naming
Replies: 7
Views: 5943

Re: Naming

Anent the NB loco names, and the potential Burns names that G&SWR locos might have carried. I once heard the names carried by the 'Scottish directors' described as sounding like the line-up of Jimmy Shand's band. (Theres also the fact that many of them are wrong!) And can someone tell me why Gabriel...
by Violets49
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Wagon Hoists
Replies: 8
Views: 8499

Re: Wagon Hoists

There was a wagon hoist just east of Greenock West station. This would seem to have been to supply coal to the large Roxburgh street Sugar refinery. The lift was on the north side of the line between the Duncan street and Bearhope street bridges. There is another 'bridge to nowhere' between thes two...
by Violets49
Thu May 04, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water tank at Kentallen station.
Replies: 4
Views: 5016

Re: Water tank at Kentallen station.

Thank you John. From these photos it would seem that the tank currently in situe is the original.
by Violets49
Thu May 04, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water tank at Kentallen station.
Replies: 4
Views: 5016

Re: Water tank at Kentallen station.

Thanks Jim . It looks like the current tank may indeed be genuine.
by Violets49
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water tank at Kentallen station.
Replies: 4
Views: 5016

Water tank at Kentallen station.

Somone has posted a fairly recent photo of Kentallen water tower on another F/B page causing much debate about whether the tank is the original as it seems too small for the base. We are pretty certain that the base is original and the tank shows a resemblance to that at Ballachulish but still seems...
by Violets49
Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Morningside, TTL No132
Replies: 4
Views: 7899

Re: Morningside, TTL No132

Current steam Days has an article about Lanarkshire branches and mentions Morningside. I think the photo mentioned by David is there.
by Violets49
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26668

Re: Paisley St James

A photograph of the station building on the up platform appears in 'A pictorial history of LMS architecture' By Anderson and Fox (OPC 1981) Plate 391. While Figure 44 on the opposite page is a drawing of the same style of building. according to the captions 'A standard design of southern area timber...
by Violets49
Sun May 08, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lamp Huts
Replies: 12
Views: 9731

Re: Lamp Huts

Very interesting. I had assumed that the Caley had similar lamp huts (Corrugated iron) to other railways and scratchbuilt one for 'Bonkle'. It seems that I will now have to rethink. Oh well, another round Tuit required. :)
by Violets49
Sun May 24, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water tower at Upper Greenock
Replies: 15
Views: 10831

Re: Water tower at Upper Greenock

Thank you David, for the information about the 'Braithwaite' tank. From the information given, notably the drawings from Jim P. and Jim W. I can say that the caley tanks seem to have been fabricated from panels approximately four foot square. The curved side and bottom corners are understandable but...
by Violets49
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water tower at Upper Greenock
Replies: 15
Views: 10831

Re: Water tower at Upper Greenock

Thank you Dave. Sorry for the delay in replying, I was in Wishaw for most of December.
The full frontal pic is big enough to count the bricks. and as the Signal box is pretty well standard CR, I think I can make a rough drawing.

Regards

Jane.
by Violets49
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water tower at Upper Greenock
Replies: 15
Views: 10831

Re: Water tower at Upper Greenock

Thank you gentlemen. I only need a few dimensions. I was surprised as to how small that tank is, childhood memories made it much bigger.

Regards
Jane.
by Violets49
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water tower at Upper Greenock
Replies: 15
Views: 10831

Water tower at Upper Greenock

Gentlemen. Can anyone tell me anything about the water tank that once stood just to the west of Upper Greenock Station? I have two photographs, one in the recent George C O'Hara book. 'B.R.Steam in Scotland'. and one online. They show a fairly ordinary tank on a fairly ordinary brick base. I am buil...