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by Graham R
Fri May 10, 2024 6:52 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Aberdeen Ferryhill
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Aberdeen Ferryhill

Mike,

RHP 127754 at the National Records of Scotland is a 1:400 scale site plan of Ferryhill in 1908 including the signal box. That should get you the ground plan dimensions at least.

https://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrs ... =RHP127754

Cheers
Graham
by Graham R
Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:36 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Glasgow Central Low Level Station
Replies: 11
Views: 2634

Re: Glasgow Central Low Level Station

Hi Neil, It's an interesting theory, but I am not sure it is supported by the Bartholomew town plans available on the NLS site , which show the changes year by year. The changes in 1898, 1903 and 1911 are shown below. The building with the glass canopy on the west side of Hope Street seems to have b...
by Graham R
Thu Jan 18, 2024 10:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: Where is this?

The image is in the CRA photo archive as well (FSLS entry CRA14561, physical archive 7/1/3/1 page 11 pocket 1), described as taken by J F McEwen, taken at Stirling station LMSR carriage sidings c1928. The notes look like the late Donald Peddie's style, thus authoritative regarding Stirling area ... ...
by Graham R
Sun Nov 19, 2023 11:36 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dunblane operating question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: Dunblane operating question.

Would the most obvious move not be to put the Up freight in the platform loop until the following passenger was off the branch and the Down branch freight had passed through the station on the main line, then reverse the Up freight back onto the branch before setting off over the main line crossover...
by Graham R
Wed Aug 02, 2023 10:34 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".
Replies: 24
Views: 8246

Re: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".

Hi Michael, yes you are quite right as far as the British declaration of war was concerned. The Austro-Hungarian declaration of war against Serbia was in late July. It must have all seemed a long way from Carluke. The date in the notes from the Carluke Historical Society for the photo was 5 August. ...
by Graham R
Tue Aug 01, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".
Replies: 24
Views: 8246

Re: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".

Oops. Should be 347. Thanks John!
by Graham R
Mon Jul 31, 2023 11:23 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".
Replies: 24
Views: 8246

Re: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".

I agree that Michael's book is one to be treasured, not only for the superb captions but also for the very high quality of photo reproduction. Very often, photo captions can disappoint when an author makes lazy assumptions or offers pedestrian descriptions. In contrast, the Miscellany captions are a...
by Graham R
Fri Jul 14, 2023 10:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 18
Views: 7931

Re: Pig iron loads

I was reminded of this topic when I saw a couple of lantern slides on a well-known internet auction site recently. One is the same shot as in Mike Williams' book referred to earlier in this topic, but a little clearer. The pigs are not stacked neatly on the wagon, they are fairly haphazard. Coltness...
by Graham R
Tue Jul 11, 2023 8:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unidentified signalboxes
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

Re: Unidentified signalboxes

Thanks John - Cornton it is - it was staring me in the face, since there are two identified photos of that box in the pile I scanned. The white gate, seen here from the other side, is the clincher: 6.jpg And thanks to Mike too for identifying Crear McCartney from his initials. I found the (Glasgow) ...
by Graham R
Tue Jul 11, 2023 9:21 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unidentified signalboxes
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

Re: Unidentified signalboxes

Thanks Michael that’s very helpful. Another question I forgot to post earlier. One or two photos have the photographer identified by lightly-pencilled initials on the back of the print. I am guessing “GPS” is GP Stilley and “GHR” is George Robin, but can anyone suggest the identity of “C McC”? regar...
by Graham R
Mon Jul 10, 2023 10:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unidentified signalboxes
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

Unidentified signalboxes

I recently added a number of signalbox images from the collection of Nick Tindall and from Stuart Rankin to the online FSLS catalogue. Among Stuart's images were two signalboxes with no identification. Can anyone suggest where they are? (Perhaps even Stuart himself if he reads this!) The first one h...
by Graham R
Thu Jun 22, 2023 3:33 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Maryhill Station
Replies: 10
Views: 2999

Re: Maryhill Station

Hi Dave, As it happens I have just added a couple of shots of Maryhill to the FSLS online archive, courtesy of Keith Fenwick. Here they are in case you have not yet arranged access to it. There are several other views in the archive both in the CR period and after. maryhill1.jpg maryhill2.jpg regard...
by Graham R
Fri Apr 21, 2023 9:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8295

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Hi DForsyth, thanks for the video link (here) which I enjoyed. Your explanation of the photos is quite a tour de force. Thanks again!

regards
Graham Roberts
by Graham R
Mon Apr 17, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8295

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

And here is the 1909 OS map:
glenbuck-1908.jpg
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by Graham R
Mon Apr 17, 2023 8:50 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8295

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Thanks very much for the fascinating detective work Dforsyth, Orraman and Paul. I think your jigsaw identification and map evidence is pretty conclusive for Swinehill. I had considered Larkhall East for the other shot but rejected the idea as the photos seemed to show a more curved platform than the...
by Graham R
Wed Apr 12, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8295

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

John, thank you for catching the error regarding Blackwood Junction and images CRA84462 and CRA84532. (The best way to identify an FSLS image is using the "FSLS Entry" identifier at top right of the browser - the filename is not necessarily unique in the CRA archive, especially for locomot...
by Graham R
Wed Apr 12, 2023 10:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unidentified station on FSLS database
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: Unidentified station on FSLS database

That's very interesting that the location of CRA82301 is Drumclog. I have updated the description - thank you John. The photo is one of a series from the family of Thomas Hunter who was a CR employee starting as a goods clerk at Law Junction in 1900 and remained on the railway in a series of more se...
by Graham R
Mon Apr 10, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Station colours 1950s and early 60s
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: Station colours 1950s and early 60s

Coalburn station building was light grey at time of closure (1965), as seen in this Fred Landery shot taken after the track was lifted. 20230309-061-Coalburn.jpg Larkhall Central had grey and cream on the covered footbridge and platform access stairway in the mid-1960s: the platform buildings had lo...
by Graham R
Mon Apr 10, 2023 2:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8295

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Thanks to those who commented so far. I was on the 2017 minibus tour Arnold mentions, but most of the locations have changed so extensively that it is very hard to reconcile them with pictures from fifty years ago. An exception is Tillietudlem platform shelter which I recognised from our tour. altho...
by Graham R
Wed Apr 05, 2023 8:56 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8295

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Thanks Michael - it's obvious once someone points it out! I don't know why it didn't click. Any idea about the others?
Graham
by Graham R
Tue Apr 04, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8295

Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

I have been adding a small collection of colour slides of Mid Lanark locations to the CRA photo archive, most likely taken by Fred Landery and passed to Donald Peddie who sadly died before he was able to accession them. (Thumbnails are available on the FSLS website, images CRA84456 to CRA84532: if y...
by Graham R
Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Perth to Glasgow Route
Replies: 23
Views: 4555

Re: Perth to Glasgow Route

Hi Kris, nice to see that not only does Caley blood run in your veins, but that you have also joined the Association (notified in the members' section). There are many members who should be able to help with your interesting project, even thought most of them model with craft knives and soldering ir...
by Graham R
Tue Dec 20, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Landslip at Falls of Cruachan
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Landslip at Falls of Cruachan

The C&O is reported to be closed at Falls of Cruachan due to a landslip. From the photos here it seems to be further east than the section covered by the "Anderson's Piano" emergency signals in the Pass of Brander, but it got me wondering when these signals last operated in an emergenc...
by Graham R
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Roof doors on LGW grain wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Roof doors on LGW grain wagons

Hi Kelvin, Sorry this reply is a little late. Here is an Hurst Nelson builder's photo of an LGW wagon showing the top doors, from the CRA archive (CRA18440). The GNSRA archive also has photos of Pickering wagons (GNSRA77562 for a Distillers wagon, GNSRA77581 for an NB Storage wagon), and GNSRA22862 ...
by Graham R
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Fordoun goods shed
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Fordoun goods shed

Hi Blairfindy, There is a Lens of Sutton photo of Fordoun station, including the tall goods shed, on the Federation of Scottish Line Societies database (search for LOS51225 or simply for Fordoun and it's the fifth of nine images). It looks to be three stories rather than two. (If you are not already...