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The day to day working of the Caledonian Railway Company, including its constituents and successors.
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Orbiston
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In the train formations they talk about a leader. What was this?
Jim Summers
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Pages 124 - 126 of 'Operating the Caledonian Railway Volume One' explain the concept and how it was worked in practice.
Basically, it 'led' the formation with the intention of protecting passengers.

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Thanks Jim, so was it an empty carriage or a break?
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Either.
There was a concession as to how much of a passenger vehicle was locked off, if you simply had to use it.
I outline in the book the machinations such as splitting specials at Carstairs, and other odd workings in consequence.
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Thanks Jim, finding it a bit difficult to pop out to the bookshop at the moment. Stay safe!
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I am still able to fulfil book orders as Royal Mail is still functioning.
Operations Vol.2, £22 + £5 p&p
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