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by charles d
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Lanarkshire PO Wagons
Replies: 11
Views: 7866

Re: Lanarkshire PO Wagons

Apologies for delay in reply - recovering from yesterdays event in Paris. The HMRS Journal Volume 6 No 2 (April 1968) has an article (including map) on Lanarkshire private trader wagons by G A Russell where he concentrates on wagons handled by Hamilton and Ross yards. Under High Blantyre Auchinraith...
by charles d
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Larkfield Carriage sidings
Replies: 6
Views: 8654

Re: Larkfield Carriage sidings

The new bus depot which I think is built on part of the site is called "Caledonia Depot"

Regards

Charles
by charles d
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Tender coal space backing plates
Replies: 0
Views: 2771

Tender coal space backing plates

Photographs in BR days can show an additional transverse plate between the curved-top backing plate and the tank fillers. Was this a BR/LMS addition and how widespread was this fitment? A photo of Pickersgill 4-4-0 54499 on page 87 of "British Steam North of the Border" taken at Ballinluig in 1957 s...
by charles d
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Motherwell (66B) McIntosh 3Fs
Replies: 2
Views: 2146

Re: Motherwell (66B) McIntosh 3Fs

Tom Many thanks for the information which was as I feared - she was a late arrival at 66B. I was rather taken that the lubricators on the smokebox front were still in situ (although the TTL photo shows pretty sloppy oiling) but middle fifties have her elsewhere. I have come across three photos (in J...
by charles d
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Motherwell (66B) McIntosh 3Fs
Replies: 2
Views: 2146

Motherwell (66B) McIntosh 3Fs

I wonder if anyone can help point me in the direction of answers to the following enquiries. The time period I am interested in is mid 1950s 1. 57592 - (TTL 117 page 25) what was the date of transfer from Balornock 2. 57595 - I have the Jim Grindlay book and there is a photo on page 6. However rhe f...
by charles d
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: UNITED COLLIERIES WAGON LIVERY
Replies: 19
Views: 9631

Re: UNITED COLLIERIES WAGON LIVERY

Sorry -forgot to mention - the Durham Mining Museum web site contains an outline of Directors/Officers and collieries (with manpower and locations) for United Collieries. information is given for various dates up to vesting day. No mention of wagons, nor of the extensive workshops, brickworks and pi...
by charles d
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: UNITED COLLIERIES WAGON LIVERY
Replies: 19
Views: 9631

Re: UNITED COLLIERIES WAGON LIVERY

The Foulshiels photo appears in Bill Hudsons P O Waggons Vol 4 (and also on the cover). The wagons are gone into in some detail and the livery is confirmed as black overall with unshaded white lettering. Bill confirms the 1935 date quoted. For what it's worth the sketch in Vol 3 of A G Thomas also q...
by charles d
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: UNITED COLLIERIES WAGON LIVERY
Replies: 19
Views: 9631

Re: UNITED COLLIERIES WAGON LIVERY

The sketch Jim refers to is, as Dalziel mentions, in book 1, published in 1969. I personally have never seen any photographic evidence that this style of wagon painting was in fact used by The United Collieries Ltd, plain UNITED being the norm along with wagon number, tare and load data ( as well as...
by charles d
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caledonian Barclay
Replies: 9
Views: 6119

Re: Caledonian Barclay

The Industrial Railway Society handbook for Scotland shows the loco supplied to Hamilton Colliery Co Ltd in 1896 and then acquired by CR as 781 in 1897 "via Andrew Barclay" as part payment of debts. Incidentally the dimensions are quoted as cylinders 14" x 22" and 3' 8" wheels.This latter figure sou...
by charles d
Wed May 15, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth Harbour Branch
Replies: 22
Views: 17842

Re: Perth Harbour Branch

I have a poor photocopy of a Hurst Nelson print - HMRS reference T26.19 which shows PCGD No 61. This wagon is a 1923 RCH 7 plank wagon with side and one end door. The copy is too poor to pick up whether or not bottom door opening gear is present. There is some writing on the left hand end of the cop...
by charles d
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Glasgow Central Railway Tunnel Ventilator
Replies: 20
Views: 21235

Re: Glasgow Central Railway Tunnel Ventilator

I'm not sure if this will help but Walker Bros were also big suppliers of fans and other plant to collieries, especially in the West Lancs coalfield - no surprise given their Wigan base

Charles d
by charles d
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Glasgow Central welcome mats
Replies: 0
Views: 2733

Glasgow Central welcome mats

New welcome mats were introduced yesterday - please see attached

Charles d
by charles d
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth Harbour Branch
Replies: 22
Views: 17842

Re: Perth Harbour Branch

There is a date on the back of the photo but I won't quote this from memory - Jim - can you assist post AGM

Thanks

Charles d
by charles d
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The West Calder Loop
Replies: 17
Views: 27692

Re: The West Calder Loop

The third pit you mention South of the main line was, to the NCB at least, officially known as "Woodmuir" but Loganlea 3 sounds a fairly logical nickname, somewhat similar to Polkemmet - nobody I knew in the 1950s/60s period called it anything other than "Dardanelles" after the date of sinking of th...
by charles d
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The West Calder Loop
Replies: 17
Views: 27692

Re: The West Calder Loop

There was another line in this maze which ran from the Caley loop heading West and then curving round to the North to connect into Foulshiels Colliery (which was served also by the NBR line between Addiewell Jnct and the flat crossing) The connection faced East and workings from Woodmuir Jnct/Loganl...
by charles d
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Nameboards and nameplates on C. R. signal boxes.
Replies: 23
Views: 11700

Re: Nameboards and nameplates on C. R. signal boxes.

What a wonderful photo of Glasgow Central box!

You can of course pinpoint its former position - the entry gate (LHE of photo) is still there (or at least the gap in the girder) as is the burned-off steel angle rivetted to the top flat of the girder.

Charles d
by charles d
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: An etch of odds and ends
Replies: 12
Views: 10035

Re: An etch of odds and ends

The previous posts have illustrated the wide range of possibilities and someone will have to adjudicate on what would make up a "general utility" sheet! I think a station and signals detail sheet would be a good starting point and would cover from pregrouping days to the 1960s. One item I have not s...
by charles d
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Balerno
Replies: 6
Views: 7267

Re: Balerno

A web site worth a look if you do not know it already is "edinphoto"

Charles d
by charles d
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm
Replies: 18
Views: 12639

Re: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm

With East Parkhead and Glencraig both owned by Wilsons & Clyde, I wonder if the Glencraig wagons were delivered to East Parkhead to put them on N B metals for the journey to central Fife. East Parkhead was connected to both the Caledonian and N B (Bothwell And Coatbridge) lines as were a number of o...
by charles d
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Stevens ground frames
Replies: 10
Views: 8165

Re: Stevens ground frames

Jim

I would be interested in taking 2/3 (in 4mm), especially if they could be combined/expanded - hopefully the Forthcoming Book will cover

Regards

Charles
by charles d
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brake Ends
Replies: 18
Views: 12022

Re: Brake Ends

At the risk of adding more confusion, wooden mineral wagons in 1950s colour photos can show a general mucky pink hue having, presumably, faded from the various red tones they were painted pre WW2. The great British weather could also remove white lettering leaving the black shading(if applied) black...