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by Violets49
Tue May 14, 2024 4:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Partick Central (KelvinHall) Station
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: Partick Central (KelvinHall) Station

Thank you John.
by Violets49
Tue May 07, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Partick Central (KelvinHall) Station
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: Partick Central (KelvinHall) Station

I have a query. While all of the examples I have seen of this type of building have been on bridges. Was this style ever used for Ground level buildings or was it peculiar to the Glasgow Central Railway? I can see some vague similarities with the rebuilt Station at Greenock Central after the line wa...
by Violets49
Thu Feb 01, 2024 8:53 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 1740

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

I too am wondering if this is a mobilisation train from 1914. As has been pointed out, the crowds don't seem to be getting on the train. Maybe a territorial unit being mobilised or going to summer camp? Either that or a Sunday school excursion with parents seeing their children off. The presence of ...
by Violets49
Thu Aug 24, 2023 1:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Crear McCartney
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: Crear McCartney

sorry to hear of Crear McCartney's passing. Those articles by Crear and George and of course, Auchinraith and Canderside in September 1967 led me to understand that you didn't HAVE to model the GWR. Crear's drawings have proved invaluable to me and many a station building had its origins in Crear's ...
by Violets49
Fri Jun 23, 2023 1:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box at Upper Greenock Station.
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Signal Box at Upper Greenock Station.

Greenock Upper station ariel.jpg
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Here is a crop from an ariel photo taken presumably some time in the 1920's/30's. It clearly shows that the Signal cabin was still there at that time. Although later photos from the inter war years show no sign of it.
by Violets49
Fri Jun 23, 2023 12:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box at Upper Greenock Station.
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Signal Box at Upper Greenock Station.

Found this in A.J.C/Clark's book 'Caley to the Coast;. "In September 1901,McAlpine claimed £1500 from the retention monies, indicating that the firm considered it had completed its contracted works. However, Mathieson disagreed and the board paid £1000. Part of the works was postponed. In Novem...
by Violets49
Thu Jun 22, 2023 5:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box at Upper Greenock Station.
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Signal Box at Upper Greenock Station.

Considering John's reply, I believe the box in the distance of photograph 4 is the 1883 Upper Greenock box and was replaced by the box opposite the goods yard, beside the Kings dam in 1901.
by Violets49
Thu Jun 22, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box at Upper Greenock Station.
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Signal Box at Upper Greenock Station.

Thank you John. Photographs posted on Forum a while back regarding an enquiry about the water tank, showed the '1967' box as being there before WW1. (It was pretty well right in front of the house where I spent the first 21 years of my life) The photo of the original 1867 Berryards box was the one p...
by Violets49
Wed Jun 21, 2023 11:15 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box at Upper Greenock Station.
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Signal Box at Upper Greenock Station.

Can anybody throw any light on the Signal box which once stood alongside the goods loop at Upper Greenock Station. On a thread on the Princes Pier, Greenock and Ayrshire Railway F/B page, concerning the Overton Papermill Branch, Someone posted the photo of the old Berryards Cabin from the bridge, fa...
by Violets49
Mon May 15, 2023 4:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 439 body
Replies: 28
Views: 5665

Re: 439 body

The M7 is longer than a 439 and the wheels on the Margate model are too big even for an M7. I obtained a Margate M7 'pre-owned' some years ago and have spent the intervening period trying to convert it to an M7.(Without much success.) I would presume that to produce anything like an accurate model, ...
by Violets49
Tue May 02, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: CR horse drawn delivery wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: CR horse drawn delivery wagon

Can I correct my previous post before I get assassinated by the Glasgow Tram Mafia. The first 'proper Phase ii car was 818 (Not 808) which was a rebuild from Phase i Prior to that a number of cars had been given what was termed an 'Unobtrusive' top cover and two prototype cars were built, 438 and 43...
by Violets49
Mon May 01, 2023 10:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: CR horse drawn delivery wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: CR horse drawn delivery wagon

GCT commenced the electrification of the tramway system which they had acquired in 1894, in 1898. The photo is at least early 20th century as the tram is a Standard in at least phase ii condition. That is, with a top cover. The first phase ii car was No 808 converted in November 1904. So the earlies...
by Violets49
Wed Apr 26, 2023 11:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Use of Water Tower Bases
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Use of Water Tower Bases

In issue One of the now defunct 'LMS Journal', Cyril Breeze former stationmaster at Garsdale on the long Drag, in part two of his article 'The Station Master' told of how the base of the water tank functioned as a sort of social club with whist and domino drives and other similar events were held th...
by Violets49
Wed Apr 19, 2023 8:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: CR horse drawn delivery wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: CR horse drawn delivery wagon

A thought. While the horse drawn vans and the polisman with the helmet may be but a distant memory, the Standard Phase II tram probably worked into the 1960's rebuilt to Phase IV. Who knows, It may be preserved even!
by Violets49
Tue Apr 11, 2023 12:21 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Station colours 1950s and early 60s
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Station colours 1950s and early 60s

I forgot Coalburn having grey lower panels. The paintwork at Killin was indeed in a terrible state. I have that film 'They Take the High Road' and clearly when that was filmed in 1959, the station was in the Brown/Cream. Clearly from the photo it seems that the 'grey' is just exposed timbers. There ...
by Violets49
Mon Apr 10, 2023 5:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Station colours 1950s and early 60s
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Station colours 1950s and early 60s

The photo of Madderty confirms my memories of there being two shades of brown. I was never sure if this was a result of fading, dirt or an actual difference in shade. But here is another question, Some late photos seem to show Killin Station as having grey lower panels. And the wooden buildings at C...
by Violets49
Mon Apr 03, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cambusnethan goods shed
Replies: 23
Views: 3242

Re: Cambusnethan goods shed

Thats interesting. Never seen a scheme like that. Especially the dark shade of blue. I know some buildings on the East Coast Main Line that were similar to the pale blue/white scheme used by the north Eastern. (Lundin Links for one) but I personally don't recall ever seeing a pale blue/cream structu...
by Violets49
Sat Apr 01, 2023 11:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cambusnethan goods shed
Replies: 23
Views: 3242

Re: Cambusnethan goods shed

DSC05262 (02).jpg When Cyril Freezer visited Scotland to attend the first Glasgow show, he lamented that the stations in Scotland were Chocolate and cream much like on his beloved Western Region. It seems that there was a myth down south that Scottish buildings were painted blue and white. But my r...
by Violets49
Sat Apr 01, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 3732

Re: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow

Carlisle White Swan English Street and G&SWR Recieving office. 1877.jpg
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here is the photo. The white Swan English Street, c1877
by Violets49
Sat Apr 01, 2023 10:40 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 3732

Re: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow

Regarding Recieving offices in town centres, someone recently posted on the Carlisle memories page, a photo of a pub close to the Town hall (And Crown and Mitre Hotel) which has, to one side, a Glasgow & south Western Railway office. The site is about a ten minute walk from Citadel Station and m...
by Violets49
Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:49 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Motherwell station: new customer lounge
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

Re: Motherwell station: new customer lounge

Is it a 'Railway Station' or a 'Train Station'? Motherwell station seems to be in no doubt. While negotiating the mess that is currently serving Motherwell as a 'Station' I found a board with 'MOTHERWELL TRAIN STATION' at the entry to whats left of the station building. I regret not photographing th...
by Violets49
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4mm kit/RTR model of Caley 439 class?
Replies: 5
Views: 3653

Re: 4mm kit/RTR model of Caley 439 class?

Ronnie's article was indeed in Railway modeller in the early 70's when the March edition was traditionally the 'Scottish' edition. to co-inside with the Glasgow show. I still have it (somewhere) I have never tried it myself but have spent the last 15 years trying to convert a Triang M7 to an M7, wit...
by Violets49
Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery building (2)
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Mystery building (2)

Thank you John.
by Violets49
Sun Feb 13, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery building (2)
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Mystery building (2)

I may have solved this myself. I now believe this is Caldwell Station. (Later renamed 'Uplawmoor.') On the G&SWR main line.
by Violets49
Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery building (2)
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Mystery building (2)

Hi. its the daftie again with another stupid question. Can anybody identify this building? The original caption said 'Sandilands' but it most certainly isn't Sandiland. I'm not even sure its a Caley station and I don't know where the photo came from.[attachment=0]Sandilands Station 03.PNG