CRA1 - RECORDS OF THE CALEDONIAN RAILWAY ASSOCIATION

The records of the Caledonian Railway Association (CRA). These records relate to the founding and activities of the Association, including the publication of books and journals.

Please note that CRA1/1, CRA1/2, CRA1/3 and CRA1/4 are closed to the public unless permission for access is granted by the CRA Committee. All other items are open for use.

CRA1/1 - Constitution and formal papers, including charity registration

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CRA1/1/1 Charity Registration 16 September 2005
CRA1/1/2 Constitution (2 items) March 2002, March 2007

CRA1/2 - Minutes of Committee and Annual General Meetings

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CRA1/2/1 Minutes of AGM 1984-2010
CRA1/2/2 Minutes of the Committee April 1998 – June 2006

CRA1/3 - Financial records

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CRA1/3/1 Accounts and balance sheets 1984-2002
CRA1/3/2 Financial Records 1984-2005
CRA1/3/3 Notes regarding Harold Bowtell Bequest August 2001

CRA1/4 - Collection Listings

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CRA1/4/1 Register of donated collections

CRA1/5 - The True Line Journal with index

The Association membership journal/magazine. When first formed the CRA issued a regular newsletter The True Line and an occasional more substantial publication The Caledonian Journal, from no.23 these were merged under the title The True Line and each issue now includes historic articles, as well as news of association events and activities.
Copies of The True Line are deposited with National Library of Scotland, National Records of Scotland, National Railway Museum and the following Libraries: The Mitchell, Inverclyde, Paisley, Kirkintilloch

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CRA1/5/1 The Caledonian Journal, issues 1 to 5 1984-1988
CRA1/5/2 The True Line, issue 1 onwards 1983 to date
CRA1/5/2/1 The True Line, number 1 – 20, Volume 1 (part of) 1983 - 1988
CRA1/5/2/2 The True Line, number 21 – 35, Volume 1 (part of) 1988 - 1991
CRA1/5/2/3 The True Line, number 36 – 50, Volume 2 Index 1992 - 1995
CRA1/5/2/4 The True Line, number 51 – 63, Volume 3 Index 1995 - 1998
CRA1/5/2/5 The True Line, number 64 – 76, Volume 4 Index 1999 - 2002
CRA1/5/2/6 The True Line, number 77 – 89, Volume 5 Index 2002 - 2005
CRA1/5/2/7 The True Line, number 90 – 100, Volume 6 Index 2005 - 2008
CRA1/5/2/8 The True Line, number 101 – 112, Volume 7 Index 2008 - 2011
CRA1/5/2/9 The True Line, number 113 – 118, Volume 8 Index 2011 - 2015
CRA1/5/2/10 The True Line, number 128. 131 - 138 2015-2017
CRA1/5/2/11 The True Line, number 139 - 142                                                     2018
CRA1/5/2/12 The True Line, number 125 2014
CRA1/5/2/13 The True Line, cumulative index 113 – 124 2014
CRA1/5/3 The True Line, cumulative index. Available on our website on The True Line page 1983 - 2012

CRA1/6 - Reprints Of Company Documents By CRA

Reprints of documents that can be found elsewhere in the collection  These documents are available for purchase direct from the Caledonian Railway Association through the Shop pages.

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CRA1/6/1 Working Timetable, [CRA3/1/2/1] 1853
CRA1/6/2 Timetable, Public – E & G & Scottish Central Railways, [CRA3/1/1/5] 1858
CRA1/6/3 Timetable, Public, [CRA3/1/1/6] 1859
CRA1/6/4 Telegraph Rules and Regulations, [CRA3/3/1/5] 1873
CRA1/6/5 Goods, Mineral and Live Stock Traffic – General Instructions, [CRA3/3/1/6] 1875
CRA1/6/6 Timetable, Public, [CRA3/1/1/9] 1879
CRA1/6/7 Working Timetable, [CRA3/1/2/3] 1883
CRA1/6/8 CR Origin and Completion by George Graham 1888
CRA1/6/9 Working Timetable, [CRA3/1/2/5] 1896
CRA1/6/10 Traders Sidings and Branches, [CRA3/7/2/2] 1899
CRA1/6/11 Index of Lines, Connections and Amalgamations, [CRA3/7/2/3] 1902
CRA1/6/12 Mineral Timetable, [CRA3/1/5/2] 1904
CRA1/6/13 Rule Book, [CRA3/3/1/8] 1906
CRA1/6/14 Local Working of Carriages, [CRA3/3/2/1] 1906
CRA1/6/15 Working Timetable, [CRA3/1/2/9] 1907
CRA1/6/16 Timetable, Public, [CRA3/1/1/11] 1908
CRA1/6/17 Diagrams and Numbers – Locomotives, [CRA3/4/1/11] 1912
CRA1/6/18 Marshalling of Trains, [CRA3/3/2/3] 1913
CRA1/6/19 Traffic Dept Circular No. 5, [CRA3/2/4/11] Feb-13
CRA1/6/20 Working Timetable – SE and W Sections, [CRA3/1/2/17] 1913
CRA1/6/21 Working Timetable – Appendix, [CRA3/1/4/2] 1915
CRA1/6/22 Working Timetable – North of Glenboig, [CRA3/1/2/19] 1915
CRA1/6/23 Goods Stations, Depots, Sidings, [CRA3/7/2/9] 1915
CRA1/6/24 Working Timetable – SE and W Sections, [CRA3/1/2/20] 1916
CRA1/6/25 Working Timetable – North of Glenboig, [CRA3/1/2/21] 1916
CRA1/6/26 Diagrams – Carriages, [CRA3/4/1/1] 1916
CRA1/6/27 Notice of Royal Train, [CRA3/2/2/6] Sep-17
CRA1/6/28 Diagrams – Wagons, Vans, etc., [CRA3/4/1/4] 1919
CRA1/6/29 Goods Stations, Depots – Supplement, [CRA3/7/2/13] 1921
CRA1/6/30 Timetable, Public, [CRA3/1/1/21] 1921
CRA1/6/31 Working Timetable – North of Glenboig, [CRA3/1/2/23] 1921
CRA1/6/32 Working Timetable – SE and W Sections, [CRA3/1/2/22] 1921
CRA1/6/33 Marshalling of Main Line Trains, [CRA3/3/2/12] 1921
CRA1/6/34 Local Working of Carriages, [CRA3/3/2/11] 1921
CRA1/6/35 Guards Running, [CRA3/3/2/10] 1921
CRA1/6/36 Special Train and Arrangements No. 36, [CRA3/2/1/8] Sep-21
CRA1/6/37 The “Vigilance” Booklet, [CRA3/3/1/14] 1921
CRA1/6/38 Spec Train and Arrangements No. 19, [CRA3/2/1/11] May-22
CRA1/6/39 Diagrams – Carriages – St. Rollox – LMS – Ex. CR, [CRA3/4 check] 1923
CRA1/6/40 Coaching and Non-Passenger Coaching Stock Register, [CRA3/4/1/14] 1923
CRA1/6/41 LMS Platform Arrangements – Glasgow Central, [CRA3/1/2/29] 1945
CRA1/6/42 Railway Councils (Railway Act 1921) [CRA3/3/1/21] 1921
CRA1/6/43 Management of Stations, Conveyance of Merchandise Traffic [CRA3/3/1/11] 1919
CRA1/6/44 Timetable Restricted Passenger Services, Miners’ Strike [CRA3/1/1/19]  April 1921
CRA1/6/45 CR &NBR, Dumbarton & Balloch Joint Line Minutes [CRA2/3/1/13] Oct-10
CRA1/6/46 Rules for Management of the General Station Perth [CRA3/3/1/32] 1873
CRA1/6/47 Timetable, Public CR from March 1st [CRA3/1/1/4] March 1857

CRA1/7 - CRA Publications

The Caledonian Railway Association publishes a wide range of books outlining historical aspects of the railway. We continue to work on a list of further publications by a range of authors. The full list of publications and details of how to purchase them are shown at our Shop pages.

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CRA1/7/1 Modelling the Caledonian (March 2013; CRA; 20 pages A4) 2013
CRA1/7/2 Caledonian Railway Building & Structures Livery (from Newsletters 8&9 by Caledonian Consortium of Modellers, 1981; 2 pages A4,) 1981
CRA1/7/3 Caledonian Railway Livery. Jim MacIntosh (2008; CRA/ Lightmoor Press) 2008
CRA1/7/4 The Caledonian Railway’s Wemyss Bay Station, Jim MacIntosh (2009; CRA/ Friends of Wemyss Bay Station) 2009
CRA1/7/5 Caley 828, The Story of a Victorian Locomotive, Jim MacIntosh (2010; CRA/ Scottish Locomotive Preservation Trust Fund) 2010
CRA1/7/6 The Cathcart Circle, Jack Kernahan (2011; CRA/ Lightmoor Press) 2011
CRA1/7/7 The Caledonian Railway Jumbos, HJC Cornwell (2011; CRA/Lightmoor Press) 2011
CRA1/7/8 Caledonian Railway Wagons and non-passenger coaching stock, Mike Williams (2013; CRA/Lightmoor Press) 2013
CRA1/7/9 More on Caledonian Wagons, Mike Williams (2019, CRA/Lightmoor Press) 2018

CRA1/8 - Reference Books

Books relating to the Caledonian Railway Company and Scottish Railways, for use by researchers.

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CRA1/8/1

Caledonian Railway Station photographs – List 10 (2003; Lens of Sutton) (copies of the photographs are held in the Archive reference CRA7/2/4)

CRA1/8/2

North British Railway Station photographs – List 7 (2003; Lens of Sutton)

CRA1/8/4

Loco Profile 34 – Caledonian 4-4-0s, AG Dunbar (1973; Profile Pub)

CRA1/8/5

Caledonian Cavalcade, AE Glen (1979; Ian Allan Ltd)

CRA1/8/6

Scottish 4-4-0, T Middlemass (1994; Pendragon Books)

CRA1/8/7

Scottish 4-6-0 Classes, CP Atkins (1976; Ian Allan Ltd)

CRA1/8/8

Story of 828, John Thomas (1966; David & Charles)

CRA1/8/9

Scottish Railways, OS Nock (1950; Thomas Nelson)

CRA1/8/10

Scottish Railway Book, John Thomas (1977; David & Charles)

CRA1/8/11

Caledonian Railway, OS Nock (1961; Ian Allan Ltd)

CRA1/8/12

Balerno Branch – Edinburgh, D Shaw (1989; Oakwood Press)

CRA1/8/13

Callander & Oban Railway, John Thomas (1966; David & Charles)

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Scottish Central Railway, P Marshall (1998; Oakwood Press)

CRA1/8/15

LMS Engine Sheds – Caledonian Railway (1987; Wild Swann Pub)

CRA1/8/16

Glasgow Central – Central to Glasgow. Cameron (2006; Strathwood Ltd)

CRA1/8/17

Station Colours – Scotland (2007; downloaded from www.stationcolours.com)

CRA1/8/18

Caledonian Railway Locomotives Lecture (1951; A. B. MacLeod)

CRA1/8/19

Forty years of CR Locomotives, HJC Cornwell (1974; David & Charles)

CRA1/8/20

Caledonian Dunalastairs, OS Nock (1968; David & Charles)

CRA1/8/21

Railways of Upper Strathearn, B Byrom (2004; Oakwood Press)

CRA1/8/22

Dundee & Newtyle Railway, N. Ferguson (1995; Oakwood Press

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Railways of Dundee, P Marshall (1996; Oakwood Press)

CRA1/8/24

Peebles Railway, P Marshall (2005; Oakwood Press)

CRA1/8/25

Aberdeen Station 1867-1992, K Jones (1992; GNSR)

CRA1/8/26

Livery Register – Caledonian Railway, G Dow (1954; HMRS)

CRA1/8/27

Cathcart Circle, J Kernahan (1980, Nevisprint)

CRA1/8/28

Garnkirk & Glasgow Railway, D Martin (1981, Macdonald)

CRA1/8/29

Caledonian Railway Centenary, L Tomsett (1947, SLS)

CRA1/8/30

McIntosh Locomotives of CR, AB MacLeod (1948; Ian Allan)

CRA1/8/31

Railway Workers 1840-1970, F McKenna (1986; Faber & Faber)

CRA1/8/32

British Railways & The Great War, E Pratt (1918; Butler & Tanner)

CRA1/8/33

Railway Carriers (Wordie & Co), E Tomlinson (1990; Lavenham Press)

CRA1/8/34

Birth & Death of a Highland Railway, D Kennedy (1971; Camelot Press)

CRA1/8/35

Forgotten Railways Scotland, J Thomas (1982; David & Charles)

CRA1/8/36

Scottish Railway History, J Thomas (1967; David & Charles)

CRA1/8/37

Scottish Steam Miscellany, R.D Stephen (1977; Bradford Barton)

CRA1/8/38

Scottish Railways -Heyday of Steam, HC Casserley (1977; Bradford Barton)

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Scottish Branch Line Steam, J Kernahan (1977; Bradford Barton)

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Scottish Steam in the 1920s, RD Stephen (1975; Bradford Barton)

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Mainly Scottish Steam, T Middlemass (1973; David & Charles)

CRA1/8/42

Tayside’s Railways, W Smith (1997; Irwell Press)

CRA1/8/43

Steam Album Vol. 1 Dundee, I Rattray (1976; Angus Railway Group)

CRA1/8/44

Steam Album Vol. 1 (revised), W Simms (Angus Railway Group)

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Steam Album Vol. 2 Angus, W Simms (1979; Angus Railway Group)

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Steam Album Vol. 3 Perthshire, W Simms (1983; Angus Railway Group)

CRA1/8/47

Scottish Urban & Rural Branch Lines, G. O’Hara (1986; Eroxop)

CRA1/8/48

LMS Locomotives Northern Division, Bob Essery (1986; Oxford Pub)

CRA1/8/49

The Railway Race to the North, OS Nock (1958; Ian Allan)

CRA1/8/50

Gretna – Railway Disaster 1915, John Thomas (1969; David & Charles)

CRA1/8/51

Carlisle’s Railways, WAC Smith (1997; Irwell Press)

CRA1/8/52

Edinburgh’s Railways, WAC Smith(1995; Irwell Press)

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Glasgow’s Railways, WAC Smith (1993; Irwell Press)

CRA1/8/54

Sou’West Album, S Rankin (2009; G&SWR Association)

CRA1/8/55

Mike Gilgannon, an Appreciation  – MRJ, J Summers (2009; Wild Swan)

CRA1/8/56

Robert McAlpine – L & A Railway, Anon. (1980; Copy)

CRA1/8/57

Transport History, volume 3 no.3 (1970; David & Charles) – includes Promotion of the Caledonian Railway Company

CRA1/8/58

Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel, Bill Hicks and Jill Scott (2012; Waverley Books)

CRA1/8/59

Caledonian Railway Centenary 1847 – 1947 (1947, LMS)

CRA1/8/60

Rails to Turnberry and Heads of Ayr, D McConnell & S Rankin (2010: Oakwood Press)

CRA1/8/61

The Caledonian, Scotland’s Imperial Railway – A  History,  David  Ross  (2013; Stenlake Publishing)

CRA1/8/62

Index  of  Lines,  Connections,  Amalgamations,  etc  1902,  but  with  handwritten  updates  to  1918

CRA1/8/63

Handbook  of  Stations,  BTC;  with  supplements  to  1963

CRA1/8/64

The  Register  of  Scottish  Signalboxes

CRA1/8/65

Clinker's  Register  of  Closed  Passenger  and  Goods  Stations  1830 - 1970

CRA1/8/66

Branch  line  Index  1991

CRA1/8/67

Register  of  British  Railway  and  Tramroad  Companies  incorporated  before  1948

CRA1/8/68

Closed  Passenger  Lines  of  Great  Britain  1827 -- 1947  (Railway  and  Canal  Historical  Society)

CRA1/8/69

Dictionary  of  railway  slang

CRA1/8/70

The Drummond Brothers, J.E. Chacksfield (2005; Oakwood Press)

CRA1/8/71

The British Railway System – work performed in the various departments,J.L. MacLean (1883; McCorquodale & Co.)

CRA1/8/72 The North British Locomotive Co. Ltd.1903-1953 History to mark 50th anniversary (1953; NBL Ltd)

CRA1/9 - Digital Back-up of Records and Catalogue Files

Digital Back-up is maintained on both a series of CDs and a Portable Hard Drive.
Procedures are to be developed to ensure that these items are compatible with current technology and update/replaced as required. The items are to be stored in different secure locations.
The CDs will be held only as backup copies for as long as they remain readable. At some future date they will be obsolete and will be disposed of.