CRA4 - PROMOTIONAL RECORDS

Printed material published by the Caledonian Railway Company (except where indicated) to promote CR routes and services to the general public

CRA4/1 - Guide Books and Tourist Maps

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CRA4/1/1 Postcard, Record Railway Run – Actual Timings 1895
CRA4/1/2 West Coast Royal Mail Route 1898
CRA4/1/3 Excursion Programme 1901
CRA4/1/4 Holidays in Scotland 1902
CRA4/1/5 Through Scotland by the Caledonian Railway 1905
CRA4/1/6 Oban and Western Highlands – Ward, Lock Illustrated Guide 1905
CRA4/1/7 Bookmark, West Coast Morning Corridor Express 1905
CRA4/1/8 Bookmark, Grampian Corridor 1906
CRA4/1/9 Bookmark, Clyde Coast and Arran Resorts 1906
CRA4/1/10 Summer Tours in Scotland – David MacBrayne Ltd July 1906
CRA4/1/11 Trossachs Tour –“Lady of the Lake” via Callander 1907
CRA4/1/12 Scottish Tourist Map and Tours via Gourock and Loch Lomond 1907
CRA4/1/13 Short Trips from Oban by Steamer Princess Louise and Countess of Bantry and Caledonian Railway June 1910
CRA4/1/14 “Land of the Gael” – Callander and Oban Summer 1912
CRA4/1/15 Holidays on the Scottish Fiords Summer 1913
CRA4/1/16 Southport Holiday Poster 1920
CRA4/1/17 Oban and Western Highlands – Ward, Lock - Illustrated Guide 1922
CRA4/1/18 Scotland for the Holidays 1922
CRA4/1/19 The Golf Courses of Scotland – Map  
CRA4/1/20 The Gleneagles Map, LMS 1924
CRA4/1/21 Pamphlet, Carlisle Citadel Station – Centenary September 1947
CRA4/1/22 Thro’ Scotland with Caledonian Railway, coloured card covers 1898
CRA4/1/23 The Carrick Coast, G&SWR publication n.d.
CRA4/1/24 Guide to Glasgow, Greenock and Ayr Railway (published by ) 1841
CRA4/1/25 Caledonian Railway Annual , Christmas no.1 as far as is known this was the only one published December 1909
CRA4/1/26 Central Station Hotel, Glasgow. An illustrated guide to the hotel and the city, with adverts and details of tours etc. Nice selection of sketches of the interior of the hotel. Published by Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Glasgow. 1892
CRA4/1/27 Caledonian Railway Company’s Hotels. An illustrated guide to the hotels and the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, with adverts and details of tours etc. A nice selection of photographs of the interior of the hotel, coloured front cover. McCorquodale & Co. Glasgow & London 1909
CRA4/1/28 CR/G&SWR Steamer Timetable, attractive pictorial covers 1909
CRA4/1/30 The Caledonian Railway: Account of its Origin and Completion by George Graham, Engineer. This is an original edition, inscribed to Irvine Kempt. 1888
CRA4/1/31 Caledonian Railway Jubilee 1847 – 1897; photocopy of pamphlet prepared for private circulation by George Graham 1897
CRA4/1/32 CR & LNWR Summer tours 1901. 360pp plus fold out maps 1901
CRA4/1/33 CR Tourist map Focussing mainly on the Clyde Coast and Trossachs tourist routes Summer 1906
CRA4/1/33 Centenary Celebrations for Oban Station 1980 -- Programme. BR 1980
CRA4/1/34 Summer Tours in Scotland and England by the L&NW and Caledonian Railways (written by George Eyre -- Todd). Includes map. This may be the same as CRA4/1/32 1905
CRA4/1/35 Caledonian Railway Company's HOTELS. A promotion for the Central & Princes St Hotels This may be the same as CRA4/1/27 1908
CRA4/1/35 Facsimile of public notice “NOTICE PRIVATE ROAD FOR HOTEL VISITORS ONLY”  
CRA4/1/36 Guide book to Caledonian Railway 1848, William Wallace Fyfe 34pp. Photocopy of original 1848
CRA4/1/37 Caledonian Railway Tours in Scotland c 1902
CRA4/1/37 LNWR handbills for excursions from a number of English stations to Scotland, June 1904 June 1904
CRA4/1/37 Caledonian Railway Company’s Hotels. An illustrated guide to the Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Princes St. Hotels, with description of the cities, with adverts and details of tours etc.  Photographs of the interior of the hotels, coloured front cove, with pocket with pull-out map of Scotland.  McCorquodale & Co. Glasgow & London 1910
CRA4/1/38 Caledonian Tours in Scotland. Illustrated historical account of places on a variety of tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Oban, showing associated train services and facilities 1893
CRA4/1/39 Central Station Hotel, Glasgow. An illustrated guide to the hotel and the city, with adverts and details of tours etc.  Nice selection of sketches of the interior of the hotel. Published by Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Glasgow 1891
CRA4/1/39 LNWR Handbill of principal trains and facilities to Scotland, Ireland and Continent February 1889
CRA4/1/40 Official Illustrated Guide to the Lancaster & Carlisle and Caledonian Railways by George Measom. Very thorough historical and economic survey of towns served. 1859
CRA4/1/41 Caledonian Railway Tourist Guide and Pleasure Parties Programme for August and September. Gratuitous. Descriptions each tour accompanied by full timetable detail. Blue LNWR Tourist Guide bound in and emphasises that line to Oban is now open 1880
CRA4/1/42 To the Homes and Haunts of Burns and Scott by the Caledonian Railway by George Eyre-Todd. Pocket bound guide book with many photographs c.1910
CRA4/1/42

Caledonian Railway – The Premier Tourist route of Scotland.

Coloured pamphlet folding out to a map of Scotland. Aimed at American visitors with dollar and sterling prices. Said to have been printed 1906 but no evidence

pre-1914
CRA4/1/43 Timetable and Souvenir of West Coast Mail Route . Quarto size. Contains lineside guide maps and extensive timetable and fares information, with illustrations of facilities on board Summer 1912
CRA4/1/44 Handbill – Rail and steamer excursion by SS.Caledonia from Oban to Loch Awe (Portsonachan) n.d.
CRA4/1/45 LMS Route map and list of stations  
CRA4/1/46 Caledonian and LNWR Map of Scotland October 1913
CRA4/1/47 Caledonian Map of Scotland. Leather bound fold-out book 1877
CRA4/1/48 Handbill Glasgow Trades Holiday – excursions from Glasgow and Paisley 25 Auguist 1928
CRA4/1/49 Handbill Fair Holidays – cheap fares from Burnside, Holytown, Motherwell etc. July 1933

CRA4/2 - Postcards

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CRA4/2/1 Album of Postcards depicting the Caledonian Railway CRA4/2/1
CRA4/2/2 Caledonian Railway Postcards – Origin and official list  
CRA4/2/3 Greetings Cards from Mr A. C. Dickson, Glasgow Central Hotel (4 items) 1922 and n.d.
CRA4/2/4 Set of four lists of postcards issued by the Caledonian Railway, LNWR,  and other Scottish railways c.1982

CRA4/2/1 - Postcards depicting the Caledonian Railway

Album featuring locomotives, hotels, bridges and stations including both official and commercial postcards.

CRA4/2/1/1 - Caledonian Railway Official Postcards

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  Wee St Rollox, Officers Engines 1  
  CR 17 & Driver Soutar after record run 2  
  CR 600, Standard Mineral Engine 3  
  Earliest Garnkirk Engine, CR 50 4  
  CR 812, Standard Goods Engine 5  
  CR 140, Standard Passenger Engine 6  
  Glasgow - Coatbridge, Euston Train, Beattock Summit 7  
  Conveying Paper for Glasgow Evening News 9  
  WC Sleeping Saloon, Highest Award St Louis 11  
  Corridor Compo Brake, Dining Saloon (table set for dinner) 12  
  1831 Coatbridge to Glasgow, 1906 Corridor passing Beattock 14  
  Grampian Corridor Train (actually WCJS) 17  
  New Clyde Coast Train de Luxe at Gourock 18  
  Night Express from Euston to Jnverness (sic) 19  
  Glasgow Central, New Portion - Coast Train Arriving 20  
  Wemyss Bay Concourse/ Wemyss Bay Pier Steamer lvg 27  
  Gourock (Caledonian Railway) 35  
  Leadhills, Monument, Curfew Bell, Train Working  46  
  The Highways of the World, as seen from CR at Bowling 74  
  Balloch Train Departing, Callander Train Arriving 75  
  The Callander and Oban Standard Locomotive No. 55 Class 80  
  The Drive, Glencoe (Caledonian Railway, via Ballachullish) 88  
  Kinnaber Junction, Caledonian Train Approaching 100  
  CR 123 Racing from Carlisle to Edinburgh in 1888 106  
  Grampian Corridor Express Passing Stonehaven 126  
  Grampian Corridor Train 370  
  Caledonian Railway Express 4-6-0 Locomotive No.905 371  
  CR Princes St Hotel 505  
  The Dining Room Caledonian Station Hotel Edinburgh 506A  
  CR Princes St Hotel, shewing Castle & Gardens 510A  
  CR Company's Central Station Hotel, Glasgow 512  
  Caledonian Railway Hotel, Princes Street Station, Edinburgh 513  
  Dining Room Caledonian Railway Central Station Hotel Glasgow 515  
  Drawing Room Princes St Station Hotel (b&w) 520  
  Dining Room Princes St Station Hotel (b&w) 521  
  Central Station Hotel, Glasgow (b&w) 532  
  Edinburgh (Princes Street Station and Hotel) Caledonian Railway WC-012  
  Picking up Mail Bags at Full Speed (b&w) LNWR Official card    

CRA4/2/1/2 - Commercial Postcards of CR Locomotives and Trains

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  Caledonian Railway, West Coast Express JWB-097  
  Latest Express Engine, Caledonian Railway (for working trains between Carlisle and Glasgow) KT-109  
  Caledonian Railway Express Locomotive, No.142  RM-562  
  2213, Aberdeen & Glasgow Express London Midland & Scottish Railway (Caledonian Section) SAL-590A  
  The "Cardean" No.903 SPD-633  
  Glasgow Express, Caledonian Railway (12-wheeled stock) RT-645  
  Highland Express Caledonian Railway RT-652  
  Caledonian Railway Glasgow Express  RT-705  
  Caledonian Express (4-4-0 paper train) JV-798  
  Caledonian Railway Express (4-4-0 ) Night Series JV-820  
  Caledonian Railway (4-6-0 CR50) JV-826  
  Cardean Caledonian Railway WK-908  
  Caledonian Railway (Express) WRE-925  
  Caledonian Railway (4-4-0) WRE-932  
  Six coupled Bogie Ecpress Locomotive, Caledonian Railway LPC-2006  
  12.35 Oban Ex.-Callander and Oban Branch- Caledonian Railway LPC-2215  
  2p.m. Express, Glasgow Central, near Eglinton Street LPC-2216  
  Caledonian Railway, No 50, "Sir James Thompson", 4-6-0 Express LPC-2219A  
  C.R. 2pm ex Glasgow West Coast Express, descending Beattock Bank. No 903. "Cardean"   LPC-2519  
  Caledonian Railway, 2pm Glasgow to Euston Express, passing Rockcliffe. Engine "Cardean" LPC-2220  
  Ambulance Train, Caledonian Railway LPC-2223  
  L.M.& S.R. (Caledonian Section).Trains passing at speed LPC-2596  
  4-6-0 Express Locomotives - Caledonian and London and North Western Railways LPC-2413  
  Caledonian Railway. 4-6-0. No. 179.  [reprint of LPC-2222] LPC-2504  
  C.R. 4-4-0 Express No.142 LPC-2533  
  Corridor Express, Caledonian Railway, leaving Stirling [LPC-2217] ALP-066  
  Scottish Region preserved Caledonian 4-2-2 No.123 and Coaches (from a painting by V. Welch)  IA-332  
  C.R. Single No.123 between Beattock and the Summit with a Carlisle- Glasgow train. IA-362  
  Old Single Passenger Locomotive No.7 Scottish Central Railway FCS-001  
  The following three cards reproduced and issued by Strathkelvin Library:    
  Opening of Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway, view at Provanmill (b&w) A2  
  Opening of Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway, view at St Rollox (b&w) A1  
  Opening of Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway, trains passing (colour card)    

CRA4/2/1/3 - Commercial Postcards related to Caledonian Railway

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  Carlisle – The Railway Centre Caledonia  
  Railway Viaduct, Marykirk Arch. Taylor, Laurencekirk  
  Connel Bridge, near Oban Valentine Series  
  Perth from Barnhill Valentine, Valesque  
  Perth from Barnhill Reliable Series  
  Ballachulish Village and Quarries The Wrench Series  
  Dundee West Station Valentine Series  
  Oban from S.W. Valantine’s  
  Oban Railway Centenary (b&w) Pramlin Print  
  Benderloch looking South (b&w) A. Black, Benderloch  
  Loch Awe Hotel (b&w) Valentine Series  
  Lochearn from Station    
  Loch Earn from Braes of Balquhidder, Lochearn (b&w) J.B. White, Dundee  
  Carstairs House, residence of Sir James King (b&w) Brandon Series