The True Line

TTL 164

The CRA Photo Archive
Graham Roberts shows how to access the photo archive of the CRA and the Forum of Scottish Line Societies.   
Derring-do at Dunblane Jim Summers recovers and article from The Railway Magazine of January 1924 relating to engine drivers’ feats in the late 1880s near Dunblane.

The Caledonian Railway in the Great War 1914-1919 Part 3

Grant Cullen looks at the Effects of the War on Labour … Wages and Women
Collapse of Cartsburn Tunnel An item from the Glasgow Herald of 1875 relating to the alternative arrangements for passengers.

Stations of the Glasgow Central Railway 3: Stobcross and Glasgow Green

John Paton details the stations at Stobcross and Glasgow Green.

The Tragic tale of a Caledonian Railway Guard

David Blevins relates an accident near Quarter and the story of the guard who lost his life.

West Coast partners

The full text and images of Malcolm Reed’s paper which was presented to the Association’s AGM in 2023.

Signalling The Central Low Level Line Part 1: Semaphores, Discs and Block Working

Neil K Dickson explains the intricacies and issues with signalling the line.

West Coast Co-operation

Michael Dunn uncovers a couple of items which show the working arrangements of the CR and LNWR.
Modelling Developments A review of John Duffy’s modelling developments.

From the LMS Minutes

Arnold Tortorella recovers Minutes to the provision of Ambulance equipment, a proposed Post Office at Gleneagles Hotel and Disposal of property near Caledonian Mansions, Glasgow.

Book Review: Beattock to Carstairs

The second in the series including the branches to Moffat, Wanlockhead, Peebles and Dolphinton as well as the main line.

In addition each issue contains Association and Membership news, an update on activity at our on-line Forum, news of developments on the remaining Caledonian network, letters and details of forthcoming meetings.