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
  • 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.
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