Where is this?

Any aspect related to the prototype stock.
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John Paton
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Where is this?

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I attach a photo sent to me by Michael Dunn, asking if I could identify the location. My initial thought was Stirling but the water tower there was of slightly different design and the background buildings don't match (see CR-era photo on page 159 of Campbell's "The Classic Years" book). Has anyone got any suggestions?
John
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caley739
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Could it be the entrance/exit to Oban shed?
jimwatt2mm
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Certainly could be. That looks like the gasometer on the extreme right.

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John Paton
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Guys, I'm not so sure. The uploaded photos below show a stone base and low-ish tank. Michael's photo shows a higher timber base and taller tank. These photos show the tank being parallel with the track while Michael's is angled.
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JimG
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I thought that the advert for Barrs Aerated Waters on the tank side might suggest a central belt location since lemonades tended to be associated with localities.

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Post by jimwatt2mm »

I take your point, John. I've looked through the 'LMS Engine sheds' book and can find nothing that fits, although Crieff seems to have had very similar water tower with the same tapering base, but perhaps not as high. However, I also don't think the track layout or background quite fits.

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Graham R
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The image is in the CRA photo archive as well (FSLS entry CRA14561, physical archive 7/1/3/1 page 11 pocket 1), described as taken by J F McEwen, taken at Stirling station LMSR carriage sidings c1928. The notes look like the late Donald Peddie's style, thus authoritative regarding Stirling area ... but perhaps even he was not infallible?

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Graham Roberts
caley739
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After a careful look at the 25inch OS of 1918 I can convince myself that this IS the station carriage sidings at Stirling just south of the Seaforth Place road overbridge.The tall chimney in middle background would be part of the building described as a Smithy. SLS photo archive CRA14559, likely same date as CRA14561, shows more clearly the road overbridge. Perhaps the confusion arises from trying to compare the station water tank to the loco shed water tank! Looks like J F McEwen and Donald Peddie are vindicated, and both knew their subject well!

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Tom Robertson
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