CRA3/7 - Line and Rail Engineering

Records relating to the engineering, construction and upkeep of Caledonian Railway routes, lineside features and infrastructure such as station buildings and sidings.

CRA3/7/1 - Construction and Engineering Records

Records relating to the engineering, construction and upkeep of Caledonian Railway routes, lineside features and infrastructure such as station buildings and sidings.

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CRA3/7/1/1 Letter from Joseph Locke relating to the progress of the Carlisle-Glasgow line, Copy, [BR/CAL/4/74/52] 28 August 1847
CRA3/7/1/2 Caledonian Railway, Plans and Sections 41 1873-1877
CRA3/7/1/3 Caledonian Railway, Additional Powers, Glasgow, Yoker & Clydebank Railway, Jordanhill curve, NBR 1882
CRA3/7/1/4 Lanarkshire & Dumbartonshire Railway, construction (album) 1897
CRA3/7/1/5 Lanarkshire & Ayrshire Railway, general specification 1898
CRA3/7/1/6 Details of estimate for Bridge of Dun station veranda 1899
CRA3/7/1/7 Description of work to be executed for Bridge of Dun station 1899
CRA3/7/1/8 Lanarkshire & Ayrshire Railway Extensions Bridges, Works, and Stations 1897 This bound volume collects all the necessary documents for submission to Parliament for the planning of the proposed extensions of the L&A Railways. These include plans of stations, drawings for bridges, estimates of costs, details of failures and photographs of the proposed sites, etc. An unparalleled insight into the problems, difficulties and cost involved. 1907
CRA3/7/1/9 The New Clyde Bridge of the Caledonian Railway at Glasgow By D.A. Mathieson, bound transcript of the proceedings of Institute of Civil Engineers 1910
CRA3/7/1/10 Motive power depot and track layout sketches for Dawsholm, Dundee, Edinburgh, Oban, Perth and Saint Rollox. (6 items), Copy, LMS 7-13 June 1946
CRA3/7/1/11 Platelaying in Theory and Practice, by John Kirwan (late Caledonian Railway) second edition
CRA3/7/1/12 Notes on the Engineering Features of American Railroads. Report to the General Manager of the Caledonian Railway by the Engineer, Donald Matheson, this was Matheson’s own personal copy October 1903
CRA3/7/1/13 American Railroads, Report to General Manager by Mr Stoddart, Goods and Mineral Plant Superintendent on visit by Messrs Matheson, Calthorpe and Stoddart to America. 1 October 1903
CRA3/7/1/14 Glasgow Southern Electrification, details of Station Platforms, Glasgow to Gourock 1967
CRA3/7/1/15 British Railway Track, Flat Bottom Track Supplement, Design Construction and Maintenance, published by Permanent Way Institution. (hard back and including a large number of adverts for track and components 1951
CRA3/7/1/16 Hallage Track Recorder Handbook, Hints on the Maintenance of Curves, LMS Civil Engineer’s Office, Euston. Hardback, illustrated August 1934
CRA3/7/1/17 Caledonian Railway: Book of Contracts
  • Larbert & Grangemouth Connecting Lines
  • Larbert Fork Line
  • Gushetfaulds Carriage Shed
  • Busby Contract
  • Blantyre Contract
  • Blantyre & East Kilbride Contract
  • Stirling Contract
  • Paisley Contract
  • Law Contract
  • Muirkirk & Lesmahagow Junction Contract
  • Rutherglen & Glasgow Improvement
  • Rutherglen Contract
  • Dixon’s Private Railway
  • Partick Contract
  • General Terminus Branch
  • Rutherglen & Glasgow Improvement.
1873 -1882
CRA3/7/1/18
  • Caledonian Railway: Specifications and Detailed Estimates
  • Glenboig Renewal of Underbridge
  • Mossend Signal Bridge (Burnhouse)
  • Cambuslang Station Footbridge
  • Greenhill Overbridge Extension
  • Ardrossan Passenger Station
  • Blantyre Passenger Station
  • Motherwell Stables
  • St Rollox Addition to Boiler Shop
  • Motherwell widening Underbridge at Windmillhill
  • Coatbridge Booking Hall and Station Master’s House
  • Coatbridge Extension of Subway at Station
  • Strathaven Branch Overbridge at 2¼ mile post
  • Hamilton Central Quarry Street Bridge
  • Shotts Renewal of Bridge Carrying NB Railway
  • Summerlee & Wishaw Bridge Renewals
  • Newton Widening Contract, Pilrig & Leith Docks Contract.
1899
CRA3/7/1/19 Caledonian Railway Western Division: Specification and Detailed Estimate for Bridge Renewals
  • Uddingston & Holytown Line No. 59,
  • Rutherglen & Coatbridge Branch No. 5
  • London Road Branch No. 3
  • L&D Railway at Partick over the River Kelvin into Inglis Yard
1909 & 1910

CRA3/7/2 - Technical rail records

Information on Caledonian Railway routes, including gradient charts and signalling information.

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CRA3/7/2/1 Engineers Notebook –Gradient charts for Carlisle to Edinburgh and Castlecary 1848
CRA3/7/2/2 Traders Sidings and Branches–Engineers Office, Sales item CRA1/6/10 28 June 1899
CRA3/7/2/3 Index of Lines, Connections, Amalgamations, Sales item CRA1/6/11 1902
CRA3/7/2/4 Index of Lines and Addenda 1902
CRA3/7/2/5 Gradient Chart – Euston to Glasgow, LNWR 17 March 1903
CRA3/7/2/6 Grangemouth Harbour and Docks May 1907
CRA3/7/2/7 Denburn South Junction – partial opening 31 May 1914
CRA3/7/2/8 Aberdeen Central Signal Box – Opening 4 October 1914
CRA3/7/2/9 List of Goods Stations, Depots and Sidings, Sales item CRA1/6/23 1 January 1915
CRA3/7/2/10 Gradient Chart – Lesmahagow Junction to Aberdeen – No. 2 (2) 14 October 1920
CRA3/7/2/11 Gradient Chart – Glasgow to Edinburgh and Callander and Oban – No. 3 (2) 14 October 1920
CRA3/7/2/12 Gradient Chart – Edinburgh to Glasgow – No. 3 14 October 1920
CRA3/7/2/13 Supplement to List of Goods Stations, etc.,Sales item CRA1/6/29 1 July 1921
CRA3/7/2/14 Caledonian Railway Mileage of Lines 1922
CRA3/7/2/15 Lesmahagow Branch – Gradient Chart, LMS 1925
CRA3/7/2/16 Relocated to CRA3/10/1  
CRA3/7/2/17 Goods Stations on the LMS with Map, LMS 1925
CRA3/7/2/18 Gradient Charts (six items), LMS
  • Scotland Carlisle – Glasgow (St Enochs) and Glasgow Central – Edinburgh
  • Carlisle – Glasgow Central and Strawfrank Junction – Mansel Street
  • Lesmahagow Junction – Aberdeen
  • Glasgow and surroundings
  • Edinburgh and surroundings
  • Airdrie and surroundings
1926
CRA3/7/2/19 Gradient Chart – Northern Division No. 11, LMS 1930
CRA3/7/2/20 List of Stations and Map, LMS 1939
CRA3/7/2/21 Permanent Way Inspectors Districts, BR 1956
CRA3/7/2/22 Speed / Gradient Diagram – Carlisle to Glasgow Central, BR January 1974
CRA3/7/2/23 Blank - Relocated to CRA6/5/1  
CRA3/7/2/24 Signalling Data- Large bound volume assembled by Stuart Rankin (currently unavailable while contents are rationalised)  
CRA3/7/2/25 Signalling Diagrams, Sales item, 223 items These are split into two folders and filed in numerical sequence. listed as CRA3/7/2/25
CRA3/7/2/26 Blank - Relocated to CRA9/2/24  
CRA3/7/2/27 Signal Box – Register – Scotland, by F. Alexander & E.S. Nicoll (1990). All Signal Box opening, closing dates and locations listed alphabetically by pre-grouping Company, accompanied by line diagrams of the railway systems.  
CRA3/7/2/28 List of stations and other signal boxes for passenger lines 1895
CRA3/7/2/29 List of lines maintained 1 July 1899
CRA3/7/2/30 List of goods stations, sidings and collieries 1 May 1905
CRA3/7/2/31 Southern and Eastern District showing lengths of main and branch lines 30 July 1913
CRA3/7/2/32 Routing of traffic, LMS January 1923
CRA3/7/2/33 Scottish Distance Book, Lesmahagow, LMS, 1940
CRA3/7/2/34 List of engineering, shipbuilding and related works in the Clyde District to which the CR carries traffic, includes map {DI}  
CRA3/7/2/35 Gradient profile of LMSR(Caledonian) Line Carlisle to Glasgow; scale ½ inch to 1 mile. Drawn by A.W.G. Watson. Original source not recorded. March 1929
CRA3/7/2/36 Gradient diagrams Glasgow – Gourock & Wemyss Bay; Sanquhar – Gretna; Ayr – Girvan, Dalmellington, Holehouse Jn. ND, but believed LMS  
CRA3/7/2/37 Gradient diagrams (44) for LMS lines in Scotland. Includes CR, HR, & G&SWR. Listed as CRA3/7/2/37 ND, but believed LMS  
CRA3/7/2/38 Gradient plan and levels, Alloa and South Alloa to main line. Also shows all junctions, bridges, and other detail. Pre Grouping. ND
CRA3/7/2/39 Gradient plan and levels, Brechin and Montrose branches. Also shows all junctions, bridges, and other detail. 1868
CRA3/7/2/40 Engineer’s Notebook – Southern and Eastern Division 1902-1906

CRA3/7/2/25 - Signalling Diagrams

A series of drawing by A C Greig, copied from original Diagrams and supplied as an aid to historians and modellers. The diagrans are available as a full set on CD to accompany our publication 'Signalling the Caledonian Railway' and can be purchased from the online shop pages.

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1 Barnton  1920
2 Cathcart West Junction 1918
3 Quintinsh1ll 1915
4 Kinnaber Junction 1917
5 Broomfield Junction  1917
6 Alyth 1917
7 Auchenraith Junction 1917
8 Crawford 1919
9 Eassie 1917
10 Irvine 1914
11 Locomotive Sheds Junction (Glasgow) 1918
12 Bonnybridge Station 1918
13 Hayhill Brickworks 1916
14 Juniper Green 1914
15 Bowness 1920
16 Scotland Street 1919
17 Tollcross East 1914
18 Viewpark Colliery 1918
19 Wemyss Bay Junction 1914
20 Wilsontown West Junction 1910
21 Airth 1918
22 Monikie 1918
23 Tyndrum 1916
24 Oakbank 1925
25 Dovecotland Junction 1917
26 Maxwell Junction 1914
27 Walkinshaw South Junction 1914
28 Baillieston 1919
29 Haughhead Junction 1910
30 Leith Passenger  1914
31 Over Dalserf 1914
32 Cleghorn Terra Cotta Works 1910
33 Buckingham Junction 1919
34 Strathyre 1917
35 Fauldhouse Goods 1912
36 Gateside 1914
37 Wemyss Bay Engine Shed 1914
38 Kennyhill 1916
39 Whifflet High Level 1914
40 Bothwell Station 1914
41 Dalry Middle Junction  1915
42 Smyllum West Junction 1912
43 Cleland Station 1914
44 Kingmoor Junction 1912
45 Thornbridge 1916
46 Gleneagles 1920
47 Luis 1917
48 Craiginches South  1917
49 Brechin North Junction 1917
50 Biggar 1920
51 Muirend 1907
52 Lugton East Junction 1903
53 Daldowie Colliery 1920
54 Bellside Quarry 1914
55 Exhibition Junction (Edinburgh) 1924
56 Whiteshaw Gate 1917
57 Lockerbie South 1912
58 Camelon Junction 1918
59 Princes Street (Perth) 1917
60 Forfar South Junction 1917
61 Kinning Park Junction 1914
62 Blackstone 1910
63 Lanridge Junction 1919
64 Orbiston  1918
65 Harburn Station 1916
66 Eastwood 1920
67 Silvermuir Junction 1910
68 Wamphray 1912
69 Longcarse Junction 1918
70 Newtyle Junction 1921
71 Glasterlaw 1917
72 Blairgowrie 1917
73 Castlemilk 1912
74 Coalburn 1914
75 Breakwater Junction (Edinburgh) 1920
76 Crosshill 1914
77 Bogston 1920
78 Nackerty 1919
79 Uddingston Junction 1917
80 Balerno Goods Junction 1900
81 Merryton Junction 1914
82 Braidwood 1912
83 Lamington 1914
84 Alloa Junction 1916
85 Almond Valley Junction 1917
86 Whitecraigs 1910
87 Houston 1914
88 Kenmuirhill 1919
89 Hamilton Palace Colliery 1918
90 Craigleith Junction 1910
91 Southfield Junction 1918
92 Fiddlersgill 1910
93 Stobo 1906
94 Abronhill 1918
95 Esplanade Junction (Dundee) 1918
96 Drumlithie 1916
97 Bridge Of Dun North  1917
98 Orchard Bank 1917
99 Bannockburn  1910
100 Rockcliffe 1910
101 Lugton Station  1914
102 Upper Greenock 1914
103 Mount Vernon 1914
104 Pilton Junction East 1920
105 Haywood Lower 1918
106 Quarter 1914
107 Craigenhill 1910
108 Moffat 1921
109 Stenhousemuir 1910
110 Kirriemuir Junction 1917
111 Langbank 1918
112 Neilston 1914
113 Calderbank Colliery  1919
114 Granton Junction 1910
115 Harburn Limeworks 1910
116 Netherburn 1914
117 Sandilands 1912
118 Castlehill  1910
119 Cleghorn Station 1910
120 Floriston 1914
121 Wandel Mill 1912
122 Bonnymuir 1916
123 Forgandenny 1917
124 Marykirk 1917
125 Friockheim Junction 1917
126 Dunrod 1914
127 Lissens 1919
128 Addiewell Oil Works 1910
129 Crew South (Edinburgh) 1910
130 Dykehead 1914
131 Inches 1912
132 Pettinain 1912
133 Dunmore Junction 1918
134 Whitemoss 1917
135 Barnhill (Dundee & Forfar) 1921
136 Parklee 1935
137 Coltbridge Junction (Edinburgh) 1910
138 Carnwath  1910
139 Haywood Station 1918
140 Hill Colliery 1920
141 Bankend 1914
142 Carstairs Sand Quarry  1899
143 Leggatfoot 1912
144 Kirkpatrick 1910
145 Gain 1916
146 Kinbuck 1916
147 Luncarty 1920
148 Newtyle Station 1921
149 Woodside & Burrelton 1916
150 Fordoun 1917
151 Bishopton Tunnel 1910
152 Murrayfield 1920
153 Curriehill 1900
154 Auchengray 1910
155 Craignethan Weighs 1910
156 Harthope 1898
157 Castlecary  1916
158 Kinfauns 1917
159 Ardler Junction 1913
160 Guthrie Station 1908
161 Alloa Swing Bridge 1918
162 Camps Junction  1910
163 Cove Bay 1917
164 Currie 1914
165 Dumfries Goods Junction 1920
166 Dundyvan 1908
167 Eddlewood 1914
168 Farnell Road 1917
169 Greskine 1912
170 Home Farm 1915
171 Inverkip 1903
172 Lanark Racecourse 1911
173 Madgescroft 1895
174 Poniel Junction 1912
175 Westburn South 1920
176 Berryards 1914
177 Kirkvvood Colliery 1919
178 Wilsontown South Junction 1910
179 Linefield Junction 1915
180 Davidson Mains Goods Junction 1910
181 Glenbuck 1920
182 Auchencastle 1912
183 Forth Bridge 1918
184 Dunning 1920
185 Clocksbriggs 1917
186 Levenseat 1906
187 Newpark 1910
188 Cobbinshaw Depot 1900
189 Dunnottar 1917
190 Kingsknowe 1910
191 Merchiston 1898
192 Douglas West 1912
193 Kingsmuir 1917
194 Ponfeigh 1912
195 Symllum East Junction 1911
196 Murthat 1912
197 Nethercleugh 1912
198 Cove Quarry 1918
199 Liff 1920
200 Ballathie 1917
201 Fort Matilda 1889
202 Bridgeton Cross Station 1897
203 Tarbrax Junction 1911
204 Douglas  1916
205 Barnhill (Dundee & Perth)  1917
206 Ballachulish 1903
207 Drumviach 1893
208 Glamis 1917
209 Balquhidder West 1905
210 Crieff East 1893
211 Westburn Junction 1904
212 Tullibardine  1892
213 Saltcoats 1888
214 Possil Junction 1894
215 Muthill 1892
216 Balquhidder East 1907
217 Blackwood Junction 1905
218 Crieff West 1893
219 Duror 1904
220 Kirkbuddo 1892
221 Langside 1894
222 Loch Awe  1902
223 Madderty 1892

CRA3/7/3 - Technical building records

Records relating to the buildings constructed by the Caledonian Railway and their maintenance.

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CRA3/7/3/1 Arbroath workshop details, Copy
CRA3/7/3/2 Greenock Station details, Copy
CRA3/7/3/3 Perth workshop details and plan, Copy
CRA3/7/3/4 St. Rollox workshop details and plan, Copy
CRA3/7/3/5 Dunblane, Doune & Callander Railway and Crieff Junction Railway, Layout diagram of buildings and details of material used
CRA3/7/3/6 Southern Section Index – S1 to S46 – Large bound volume assembled by Stuart Rankin (currently unavailable while contents are rationalised)
CRA3/7/3/7 Northern Section Index – N1 to N30– Large bound volume assembled by Stuart Rankin (currently unavailable while contents are rationalised)