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by wsaxt04
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wanlockhead and Knott End Sock
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Wanlockhead and Knott End Sock

‘The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway’ by Alastair Ireland (Alastair.Ireland, 1990) pages 44-45, does mention this coach, but, sad to say, provides very little detail relevant to its livery. The author mentions that the coach was very well photographed in its day and it also mentions that ‘Th...
by wsaxt04
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 'Backtrack', June '19 : Glasgow Central Railway.
Replies: 0
Views: 1573

'Backtrack', June '19 : Glasgow Central Railway.

'Backtrack', June '19 : contains a short article surveying the 'Glasgow Central Railway', mentioning the related 'Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway' in passing. In your contributor's opinion, it is well worthwhile to search out this publication, as not only is the text worth reading, but the As...
by wsaxt04
Fri May 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unknown Location
Replies: 6
Views: 4544

Re: Unknown Location

Ferryhill – NER or Aberdeen - CR. With regard to the recent mis-captioning of the photograph of Ferryhill, NER, I was reminded of the sad but true situation prior to 'LMS Engine Sheds vol. five – the Caledonian Railway' by C. Hawkins & G. Reeve (Wild Swan Publications, 1987) appearing in print. A tr...
by wsaxt04
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Buchanan Street, Glasgow to Oban : route mileage.
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Re: Buchanan Street, Glasgow to Oban : route mileage.

Hi Tom,

Many thanks for the info and speed of posting. This will allow me to fine-tune the article prior to submission to 'TTL'.

cheers

Arnold T.
by wsaxt04
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Buchanan Street, Glasgow to Oban : route mileage.
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Buchanan Street, Glasgow to Oban : route mileage.

Buchanan Street, Glasgow to Oban. I am currently fine-tuning a small submission to 'TTL' and am needing to double-check & confirm the route mileage from Buchanan Street, Glasgow, through Dunblane and Callander to Oban. By using various sources I have worked out the following distances : Buchanan Str...
by wsaxt04
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where, What, When
Replies: 65
Views: 48634

Re: Where, What, When

Typing error : it should, of course, read 'This third photograph is Muriend....'
by wsaxt04
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where, What, When
Replies: 65
Views: 48634

Re: Where, What, When

This second photograph is definitely Muirend - it was a local station to me, being born & brought up in Cathcart, so Muirend was & is 3/4 south, roughly speaking, from Cathcart. The station building is still standing, but the goods shed is long gone - removed way back circa 1985 to construct housing...
by wsaxt04
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR766 on the SE&CR
Replies: 4
Views: 6113

Re: CR766 on the SE&CR

Can anyone provide a more accurate date for this event, even if simply down to the month in question ? If 'yes', then it may be a worthwhile venture to search through the newspaper files of both 'The Times' of London and also 'The Glasgow Herald' for further small snippets of information. regards Ar...
by wsaxt04
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian relations with other railways?
Replies: 11
Views: 10801

Re: Caledonian relations with other railways?

There is a fascinating chapter on the situation in Glasgow contained within 'Railways and the Victorian Cities' by J.R.Kellett (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969), which explains how the Dunlop Street and then St.Enoch projects of the 'City of Glasgow Union Railway', later to the G&SWR, came about. Likew...
by wsaxt04
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stonehouse south to west curve
Replies: 2
Views: 3804

Re: Stonehouse south to west curve

Further to my recent posting, interested readers will find much of fascination re. Stonehouse at the following web-site : 'http://www.stonehouseonline.org.uk/'.

cheers

Arnold T.
by wsaxt04
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stonehouse south to west curve
Replies: 2
Views: 3804

Re: Stonehouse south to west curve

Hi everyone, I visited 'NAS', Edinburgh, the other day and extracted the following short item form the LMS Northern Division Minute book : ‘Land and Rating Sub-committee’ held at 302 Buchanan Street, Glasgow. Date Item No. 18th January 1944 519 Stonehouse: Kittymuir Branch. Reported that Mr. William...
by wsaxt04
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Scottish Shale Industry/National Library of Scotland.
Replies: 1
Views: 2821

Scottish Shale Industry/National Library of Scotland.

Hi everyone, CAIRT - Newsletter of the Scottish maps Forum has just arrived through my letter box. It is published twice per year - in January and July - and always makes for fascinating reading. It normally consists of 8 pages @ A4 size, simply folded over, but is completely free - they do not even...
by wsaxt04
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 1921 Emergency/brake down vans
Replies: 21
Views: 16025

Re: 1921 Emergency/brake down vans

'Black van' photograph : it may be an idea to contact either Albert Greig, who worked at Dawsholm for a time and is due to provide our Association with a talk/photographic show in early Nov.'16, or John Paton, who is extremely knowledgeable about the L&D Railway, and assisted Albert with the present...
by wsaxt04
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 1921 Emergency/brake down vans
Replies: 21
Views: 16025

Re: 1921 Emergency/brake down vans

Manson 31' PBV. In photograph one above, on the left hand side of the breakdown van there is a former Manson 31' PBV from the rival G&SWR. These vehicles had six wheels, resting on underframes of 10' 6" plus 10' 6", length over headstocks of 31' 0" and length over buffer heads of 34' 6". A very fine...
by wsaxt04
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: 'When the Clyde ruled the Waves'.
Replies: 1
Views: 2926

'When the Clyde ruled the Waves'.

'When the Clyde ruled the Waves' 26 Aug.-29 Oct.'16. 'Clydebank Museum & Art Gallery', Clydebank Town Hall, 5 Hall Street, Clydebank, G81 1UB Tel. : 0141 562 2400. Display is open Mon.-Sat., 10.00am - 16.30hrs. E-mail : 'clydebank.[email protected].gov.uk' Admission is free. There was a 'flyer' w...
by wsaxt04
Mon May 30, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25638

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

Once again,

Thanks for everyone's help in already dealing with this enquiry.

I have 'copied & pasted' this info. to the enquirer, agin without people's own e-mail addresses, and so on .

cheers

Arnold T.
by wsaxt04
Fri May 27, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25638

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

Once again,

Thanks for everyone's help in already dealing with this enquiry.

cheers

Arnold T.
by wsaxt04
Tue May 24, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25638

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

Burnhouse Weighs signal cabin : does anyone know, one way or the other, whether this signal cabin still retained its/any signal cabin name into the BR steam/diesel era, circa early 1960s, when the person with the query would have been travelling on overnight Motor-Rail train working through to Stirl...
by wsaxt04
Mon May 23, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25638

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

Hi Robert,

My own e-mail address is :'[email protected]' (all in lower case). If you e-mail/attach the drawing to me, then I will forward same to Linda.

cheers

Arnold T
by wsaxt04
Wed May 18, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25638

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

Hi everyone, Thanks, once again for everyone's contribution and feedback. Please see below for thanks from person with enquiry : Dear Arnold, Thank you very much indeed for going to so much trouble. So it was a name on a signal box I noted, not a station! It needed the detailed expertise of you and ...
by wsaxt04
Mon May 16, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25638

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

Thanks for the three contributions. These have been 'copied & pasted', sans names & e-mail addresses, to the person with the enquiry. Just goes to show what an invaluable 'Forum' this is !!

many thanks

Arnold T.
by wsaxt04
Sat May 14, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 25638

Burnhouse Weighs

Dear all, I have just received the query as below. I would assess the signal cabin as likely to having been 'Burnhouse Weighs', but can anyone provide a better answer ? Likewise, does anyone know how Motor-rail trains from Carlisle to Stirling were routed in the mid-1960's ? Dear Mr.Tortorella, On S...
by wsaxt04
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lochearnhead
Replies: 23
Views: 25680

Re: Lochearnhead

Hi everyone, Way back in the mists of time, circa May 2008, the G&SWRA organised a tour around this area using 2-3 motor cars. We started from Paisley, crossed the Erskine bridge and headed due north reaching Callander and then passed through Strathyre and onto Balquidder, where we stopped for a bri...
by wsaxt04
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Gleneagles Station.
Replies: 0
Views: 2950

Gleneagles Station.

Hi everyone, On a recent field trip to Gleneagles Station for photographic purposes, I noticed that some two years ago a plaque was attached to the station buildings on the Up side of the line. The plaque reads, 'The 2014 Ryder Cup European Captain Paul McGinley and United States Captain Tom Watson ...
by wsaxt04
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The Caley in South Lanarkshire
Replies: 2
Views: 5039

Re: The Caley in South Lanarkshire

'Backtrack' October '15, also contains a fascinating article surveying railways and golf. Part one of the article is in this issue, so one would hope/anticipate info on the Caley & entire Gleneagles Hotel & golf courses to follow on in Part 2.

best wishes

Arnold