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by Bill_Gensheet
Thu May 20, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

Looking at John Young's Strathearn book, plate 3.14 shows the Gleneagles - Crieff pole route to similar to that in the photo. But plate 10.34 shows the Crieff line embankment just out of Gleneagles to be higher and the ground undulating. Perhaps same line but different place - the approach to Crief...
by Bill_Gensheet
Mon May 10, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

Taking the point about telegraph wires, and the cut off last vehicle looks like a brake so a shortish train.

Crieff line just out of Gleneagles about to cross over the A9 ?
Hills seem an OK match
https://goo.gl/maps/rZ6wJceaWUSaAz7v8

Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Sun May 09, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

Outline looks like Ochils from the north (checks window :D ), so might place it in the Earn valley, prone to flood, one side or other of Dunning ?


Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Basket on turntable

Maybe a lamp so that the driver would know where the turntable centre was at night to stop in the right place ?

then someone then broke the lamp and replaced it with something that could be 'lit' or just something brighter :D
by Bill_Gensheet
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Request - Polmadie / Shields area freight WTT 1960's
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Request - Polmadie / Shields area freight WTT 1960's

Has anyone got a scanned copy of freight workings covering Polmadie / Eglinton / Shields from the 1960's ? Failing that arrange the loan of a paper one that, if agreeable, I would scan for CRA use and return ? I think it is mainly a Section B that is of interest, although 'Section A' would also be h...
by Bill_Gensheet
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Ebay warning
Replies: 14
Views: 1277

Re: Ebay warning

As this will be a large loss of revenue to Paypal, maybe they will get a sort code so a Paypal account can look like a bank account?

Likely to suffer double fees if that happens though

Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 4133

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Elsewhere the Dolphinton branch does not look like 'structure for double' https://goo.gl/maps/6zbfvmcFgLAETFHh9 Both Uplawmoor and the Dolphinton location may have too much flat & level land beyond the tracks when compared to the image. For the photo being Uplawmoor, I would have expected the ma...
by Bill_Gensheet
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 4133

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Another possibility from map trawling:

Carstairs - Dolphinton:
https://maps.nls.uk/view/85446592

Current view the bridge is removed and filled, with the stream presumably piped

Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 4133

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

The terrain match is indeed good, but a problem with this location is that the image would be taken across over the site of 'Caldwell' station, which was the reason for the road realignment to north & west. Everything suggests that Caldwell station opened with the line south of Neilston (Low) / ...
by Bill_Gensheet
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 4133

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Maybe Blantyre - East Kilbride ?
Built as single track on double structures, and there is this bridge:

https://maps.nls.uk/view/82892931#zoom= ... &layers=BT

All now under the expressway road.

Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 4133

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Judging by the position of the soot on the bridge, it is a line 'single with structures for double' rather than a pure single track as designed.

Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)

On the TL map (1864 survey) there is a small pink rectangle in the vee of the junction, did you work out what that was ? It may be about the right size for a covered frame, certaily the right place. When overlayed (in photoshop) the 1899 map with signal box from : https://maps.nls.uk/view/82898715 t...
by Bill_Gensheet
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)

No problem with publication, but I feel it is going to be the more worthwhile adding to my conjectures with some more evidence and perhaps a drawing of the problem. Maybe discuss a little more here and I will then 'write the letter'. The regulations of the time (Requirements, &c. of the Board of...
by Bill_Gensheet
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)

The excellent article raises the question of how the unusual layout at Stanley Jn came about, with right hand running for HR services. https://www.railscot.co.uk/img/7/377/ One widely held view was a need to hold HR services clear of the main CR lines for regulation purposes, given the likely late r...
by Bill_Gensheet
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Killin magazine article
Replies: 0
Views: 1090

Killin magazine article

Found, as always looking for something else, was this 2015 edition of the Killin area local magazine with 3 pages about the railway to mark 50 years from closure. A few hazy memory errors, but worth a read. https://killinnews.co.uk/issues/issue148.pdf The rebuilt Junction station cottage is now quit...
by Bill_Gensheet
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Ballachulish line gradients
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

Re: Ballachulish line gradients

Thanks, personal email address supplied as a PM. One part of the closure story that I had not realised until recently was that the section through Appin station & past Castle Stalker was proposed for conversion to road, at the same time as the section northwards was, and was completed. This was ...
by Bill_Gensheet
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Ballachulish line gradients
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

Ballachulish line gradients

I have drawn a blank on finding the gradenit diagram for the Ballachulish branch, apart from a few comments of 'there weren't many', which is fair enough for large parts of the branch. However there were clearly some such as north of Connel bridge as well as around Creagan, Duror and Ballachulish Fe...
by Bill_Gensheet
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 6627

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 la...
by Bill_Gensheet
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 6627

Re: Another "where is this" query

How about Crieff Jn (now Gleneagles)

A possibly matching shot from this year with the high ridge seen beyond the overbridge

Main lines at Crieff Jn were more like the Gleneagles branch platform alignment, the 'new' main lines being moved slightly south making for a tighter curve

Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4112

Re: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?

I have a print-out of a thread on The Signal Box forum (which seems now to be defunct) from 2009 under the title "Killin branch", which amongst other interesting matters discusses how passenger trains overtook freights on the C&O. Apparently unlike the West Highland, on the C&O fr...
by Bill_Gensheet
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4112

Re: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?

Going through the rest of the Oban-line site, it records switching out facilities being added to all the simple crossings (St Brides, Glenorchy, Awe Crossing and Glencruitten) in the winter of 1921-22.

Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4112

Re: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?

You would need a junction signal if you were to have a choice of running main or loop, eg as Bridge of Orchy or Aviemore had. A pure switch out would not require an extra signal, for example St Brides : http://www.oban-line.info/sb1/sb1.html This image after closure still shows the up home as a sing...
by Bill_Gensheet
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4112

Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?

In the image below the train appears to be running wrong line on the down loop as a second track is visible in foreground. The visible track would surely be the up loop as there was no headshunt here, and point rodding is visible heading off left for the loop points. http://www.robertdarlaston.co.uk...
by Bill_Gensheet
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Crieff signalling alterations
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

Re: Crieff signalling alterations

Hi Robert, Many thanks, PM sent. That looks to be a very comprehensive set of shunting moves that were fully signaled. The 1893 arrangement was, by contrast, very short of those. I do wonder how often the 1893 distants were actually used in their service life, and why anyone would have set up a dist...