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by Keith Fenwick
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A mystery bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: A mystery bridge

A telescopic crane is in use to demolish the bridge. Not sure when they came into use but they are relatively modern. So 1980s or even 1990s.

The line was traversed by a number of railtours in the 1960s. I travelled over it behind CR123 and NBR256 on the way to Oban in 1962.

Keith F
by Keith Fenwick
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings

A GA of the 714 class will appear in Campbell's book so I have an electronic copy of that.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Class 1 on Ballachulish Branch
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Class 1 on Ballachulish Branch

Yes it is - forgot to check. One of the interesting features of the photo is that is shows shingle ballast from the foreshore.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Class 1 on Ballachulish Branch
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Class 1 on Ballachulish Branch

I am trying to find a good quality copy of the image below of a class 1 on the Ballachulish branch for Campbell Cornwell's book on Caley Locos. The CRA collection has a print, but the focus is poor. The attached came from Campbell but while the focus is very good, he only has an injket print. He can...
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 5245

Re: Another "where is this" query

I had not looked at the earlier map but agree the layout matches. The plaform does not appear to be so long, but possibly the platform was extended and the signal resited as a result.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CR Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 7647

Re: CR Painting

The painting is certainly at Killiecrankie but if the train was on its way to Ballater, it should not have turned left at Stanley. However, there were royal visits to several other places in the Highlands although I have not seen any references to royal trains in Highland documentation.
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 5245

Re: Another "where is this" query

I have only just seen this photo. The NLS map https://maps.nls.uk/view/82899687 published 1901 shows a double junction between the bridge and the platform. And LGRP10110 shows the same double junction in a photo with a couple of LMS locos. I think that rules out Crieff Junction. The platform has bee...
by Keith Fenwick
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caley Carriage
Replies: 5
Views: 5544

Re: Caley Carriage

The area of Kyle to the east of the station (remembering that the platforms run north/south) was originally used by fish merchants but developed for naval use during WW2.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location
Replies: 7
Views: 4697

Re: Another mystery location

Aviemore without doubt. There were two footbridges for a time before WW1, but the north one had disappeared before WW2. Everything else matches, down to the hills, sidings, lamp posts and buildings.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Killin Branch Signalling
Replies: 12
Views: 19138

Re: Killin Branch Signalling

Re the document added by Jim on 14th, the typed part of it is by Ed Nicoll from notes he made from the inspection reports. On to that has been added the printed page from a traffic notice. The 'shut in' could refer to the branch as a whole, but I suspect that reference to the original BoT report is ...
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Top Operator
Replies: 4
Views: 6365

Re: Top Operator

I have a Bradshaw's Shareholders' Manual for 1903 which shows, quite well down the list, Calthrop as General Superintendent of the Line.

Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Weekly Notices
Replies: 8
Views: 9631

Re: Weekly Notices

We are looking to solve a mystery about a signal at Redcastle on the Muir of Ord branch. It was almost certainly installed by the LMS as it is a Caley pattern lower quadrant on a lattice post.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Weekly Notices
Replies: 8
Views: 9631

Weekly Notices

Does anyone know if Weekly Notices for the Northern Scottish Area of the LMS have survived and if so where they can be found.
by Keith Fenwick
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O
Replies: 16
Views: 14250

Re: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O

I suspect that the only way you can find that out is from photographs. However, WCJS stock did operate to Oban on the through sleeper rom London. In summer 1914 this ran on the 8pm from Euston and the 6.45 from Oan.
Keith