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by wsaxt04
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 23
Views: 1240

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

812 Standard Mixed Traffic 0-6-0 + tender locomotives. In addition to a review of the model, I would suggest that a thumb-nail sketch article surveying these very fine locomotives, along with suitable drawings and photographs, should accompany the review. I am sure that a fellow member could use the...
by wsaxt04
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Gauntletted track
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Gauntletted track

Brocketsbrae and Lesmahagow. I have carried out a search on the web-site of ‘National Records of Scotland’, Edinburgh, for the two locations above to see what track layout diagrams and plans exist. The following is the state of play: Brocketsbrae: 30 items. Inter alia:- RHP 38311/23 – LMS Plan dated...
by wsaxt04
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Dunalastair 111 bash??
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: Dunalastair 111 bash??

Dunalastair III class 4-4-0: a 7mm scale drawing for this locomotive, from the draughtmanship of W.D.Stewart, was published by the Association way back in Nov.1984. It was among the first three 7mm scale loco drawings we published, along with a McIntosh 812 class 0-6-0 + tender loco and the McIntosh...
by wsaxt04
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Offloading Coal Locally
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: Offloading Coal Locally

Coal staithes. This subject seems to raise its head every few years, although there never seems to be a satisfactory answer/consensus, one way or the other, whether the type of coal staithes suggested by (the late) Cyril Freezer ever existed. These few lines are therefore my own two-pence worth to t...
by wsaxt04
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A Kenneth and sons private trader wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: A Kenneth and sons private trader wagon

Hi everyone, G&SWR and traders’ wagons. I have in my possession two lists of ‘Traders’ Wagons running on the G&SWR Line’. One is dated 29th January 1903, with Henry Evans as the ‘Goods Manager’, whilst the other is dated 25th October 1909, and John Robinson occupies that post. Some of the tr...
by wsaxt04
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrhead and East Kilbride line electrification work.
Replies: 0
Views: 474

Barrhead and East Kilbride line electrification work.

Hi everyone, Barrhead and East Kilbride branches: electrification work. Work has now commenced with the drilling of holes and the construction of catenary masts for the Barrhead and East Kilbride branch electrification work. However, at three former Caledonian stations on the line to EK – Giffnock, ...
by wsaxt04
Thu May 13, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unidentified wooden objects at Loch Awe station
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Unidentified wooden objects at Loch Awe station

Andrew McRae’s fine work, ‘Camping coach holidays, part two’, page 29, displays two excellent photographs of these vehicles at Glenfinnan and Corpach, both in BR days, with these portable platforms/access stairs clearly evident. Nelson Twells’ fine work, ‘LMS Miscellany, vol. one’, plates 96 & 9...
by wsaxt04
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stannergate Station
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Stannergate Station

Stannergate station buildings. ‘Caledonian Journal’, no.3, page 24, contained a photograph of the station buildings during the course demolition. Photograph was supplied by Mr.Jimmy Page of the ‘Angus Railway Group’, along with both a station track,layout plan and two signalling diagrams. It may be ...
by wsaxt04
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wanlockhead and Knott End Sock
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

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: 2384

'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: 6064

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. ...
by wsaxt04
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Buchanan Street, Glasgow to Oban : route mileage.
Replies: 2
Views: 3091

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: 3091

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...
by wsaxt04
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where, What, When
Replies: 65
Views: 58477

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: 58477

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...
by wsaxt04
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR766 on the SE&CR
Replies: 4
Views: 7163

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: 12730

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 abou...
by wsaxt04
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stonehouse south to west curve
Replies: 2
Views: 4440

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: 4440

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: 3330

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: 19009

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 pre...
by wsaxt04
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 1921 Emergency/brake down vans
Replies: 21
Views: 19009

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 ...
by wsaxt04
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: 'When the Clyde ruled the Waves'.
Replies: 1
Views: 3419

'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 'flye...
by wsaxt04
Mon May 30, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Burnhouse Weighs
Replies: 19
Views: 28697

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: 28697

Re: Burnhouse Weighs

Once again,

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

cheers

Arnold T.