Operating the Caledonian Railway - Volume Two

Published by the Caledonian Railway Association and Lightmoor Press, this second volume covers the nature of the system, the planning of train services, and how things worked out in practice.

How did the Caledonian plan its operations, and how did it handle matters when things did not go according to plan?

The constraints and possibilities of track layouts are considered, followed by an explanation of the art of compiling timetables and the workings of the rolling stock in order to make the most of that infrastructure.

Did a L&NWR Manchester guardreally work the Balerno branch? The methods of dealing with particular traffics and assets from wagons to sacks are described.

Carlisle Control office is featured, and the significance of traffic control in the Quintinshill accident is explored.

The operating practices for some important flows of traffic are examined, with a chapter on electrification, for which the Caledonian sought powers.

The reader will feel an affinity with the traffic men and understand the issues with which they grappled, while students of other railways will wonder how their operators addressed similar questions.

The book comprises 240 pages of text and illustrations, 275 mm. by 215 mm., printed on gloss art paper with colour laminated card covers and is lavishly illustrated with a wide variety of photographs of the railway and official documents. It will be launched at Glasgow’s ModelRail Exhibition 21-23 February 2020, where Volume One will also be on sale. Both volumes are of course available by Mail Order, or at Glasgow meetings or at the
CRA Stand at exhibitions,

Publishers’ usual price for the book only : £25.00 + £5.00p&p to a UK address.

Caledonian Railway Association members enjoy a special discount price of £22.00 for the Book plus £5.00 p&p to a UK address.

Mail orders can be placed using the button below for online payments or by post using the order form here.

Overseas buyers - Postage to non-UK addresses can be significant.  Please contact the Sales Officer for Postage and Packing Costs before ordering.

 


Operating the Caledonian Railway, Vol 2