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by John Paton
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stannergate Station
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Stannergate Station

Sorry Niall, I haven't anything. The demolition photo already mentioned in our Journal is the only one I have seen.

Best wishes,

John
by John Paton
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Buchannan Street tunnel signal box
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Buchannan Street tunnel signal box

I have no dimensions Bill, but do have a few photos. Send PM with your email address if you want them.

John
by John Paton
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: ... and another station to identify!
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: ... and another station to identify!

Having spent more time on this last night I went back to photos of Perth Princes Street I had already viewed and rejected, and looked at some old maps. I am looking at the Dundee-bound platform building, which was removed by the CR when the swing span of the Tay Bridge was removed. To my surprise, t...
by John Paton
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: ... and another station to identify!
Replies: 5
Views: 378

... and another station to identify!

Michael Dunn sent this photo to me for identification, but despite considerable effort I can't identify the location. I first thought of the Bridge of Dun island platform but the style of wooden building and absence of cast-iron brackets at the upper part of the pillars is wrong. The photo shows a h...
by John Paton
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: A station to identify

I am sure that this is Law Junction.

See the attached photo which shows two levels of carriage sidings on the embankment.

John
by John Paton
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Arrival and Departure process
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Arrival and Departure process

Mike, Although Ballachulish had two platforms, engine release was only provided from the northernmost platform, and therefore it was always used for arrivals. The southernmost platform was sometimes used for departures (by both passenger and freight trains), possibly to keep the northernmost platfor...
by John Paton
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 2628

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Here is Calderwoodglen platform.
by John Paton
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dundee (East) Station Facade
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Dundee (East) Station Facade

Hi Niall, Great to hear that you are continuing your writing on the history of railways in the Dundee area. I cannot help with a date of the rebuilding of the East station frontage, and I have always assumed that the LMS took the glass out as a wartime precaution. They may well have been motivated t...
by John Paton
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: "Walking Lost Railways" - C&O line
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: "Walking Lost Railways" - C&O line

I see that Jim has posted the same message elsewhere! Apologies for duplication.

John
by John Paton
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: "Walking Lost Railways" - C&O line
Replies: 1
Views: 193

"Walking Lost Railways" - C&O line

The CRA and myself provided information to Rumpus Media in producing the Scotland episode in Series 3 of ‘Walking Britain’s Lost Railways’, which will include the Callander & Oban Railway.
The programme will be broadcast on Friday 4th December at 8:00pm on Channel 5.
by John Paton
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 2628

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Sorry folks!

I forgot to attach the shot!

Here it is.

John
by John Paton
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wanlockhead and Knott End Sock
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Wanlockhead and Knott End Sock

Jim,

This may not answer your questions but at the bottom of CR folder I have a photocopied article from the October 1959 Model Railway News. Here it is.

(The pages upload in reverse order - I can't sort this!)

John
by John Paton
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 2628

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Good thinking, and thanks for your efforts in presenting the evidence! I attach a present-day google earth shot, overlaid with your suggestions. Previously I had attempted to find out if the GB&K was built as single track, but found no convincing evidence. The first appearance of the railway on an O...
by John Paton
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 2628

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Good lateral thinking Bill. I was beginning to think that we had drawn a complete blank here. Not sure if there is quite enough of a valley between EK and Blantyre - I have just taken a 'trip' along there on Google Streetview. Also, do you think that there was a passenger service over that line? I'm...
by John Paton
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 2628

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Thanks Jim, Personally I'm not convinced that it is this location, or the DD&C. The countryside around the DD&C is more pre-upland than the photo. Also the line tended to run along the hillside, rather than what appears to be a valley floor in the photo. I agree that the OS looks like a double-arch ...
by John Paton
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 2628

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Hi Jim,

You beat me to a mile-by-mile search of the DD&C. I'm not convinced that it definitely is a watercourse, but there must be a reason why a second arch was added.

Thanks for your efforts!

John
by John Paton
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Another mystery

Mike - it is Barrhead Joint.

Best wishes,

John
by John Paton
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 2628

Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

This is a photo which I have seen in the past without any stated location. More recently however it appeared in "Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway" by A. J. Mullay with the location "Uplawmoor". This confuses me because as far as I am aware, the Glasgow, Neilston and Kilmarnock Joint Rail...
by John Paton
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)

Hi Bill,

I see the small rectangle that you mention. That may well have been some sort of signalling building.

John
by John Paton
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A mystery bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: A mystery bridge

CaleyJim - I presume that you were familiar with that nightclub?
by John Paton
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A mystery bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: A mystery bridge

PS the photo is looking northwards.
by John Paton
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A mystery bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: A mystery bridge

Jim,

It is the bowstring bridge that carried the CR Glasgow eastern circular line over the ex-NB line between High Street and the former Parkhead station. It survived into the 1970s - which I guess is the era in which the photo was taken (looking at the cars). See uploaded map.

John
by John Paton
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)

Thanks Bill, I suggest that you write a 'follow-up' article. The Dunkeld branch opened on 7.4.1856,while the SLS Signal Box Register Vol 6: Scotland records the opening date of Stanley Junction box as 1874. Looking closely at the 1864 OS plan (in the article) I see no reference to a signal box, and ...
by John Paton
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Building Ideas Requested
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: Building Ideas Requested

I have a drawing sheet of Kirriemuir station (a standard Caledonian design) which shows all but the rear elevation (however this can be deduced from the plan). I also have two incomplete copies of a drawing of Kirriemuir goods shed. I don't have a drawing of Forfar North box, but do have drawings of...
by John Paton
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Stanley Jn layout (TTL150)

Bill,

Thanks for these comments - good to get an update / correction to the article. If you don't mind, I'll ask Alistair to publish your post as a 'letter' so that all members can see it. The photos illustrate the later working method well.

John