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by Orraman
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:26 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Powsides Scottish transfers
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Powsides Scottish transfers

There are also
0377. Granton. Devlins Trawlers
1070. Portobello. Niddrie & Benhar

Peak Roof Van

686. Leith. Leith General Warehousing

Regards
Orraman
by Orraman
Fri Dec 01, 2023 7:05 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Arniston coal company wagon livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: Arniston coal company wagon livery

I have a colour photo of Arniston 515 12t taken many years ago where the livery is (well faded) red oxide, letter white shaded black. I think this wagon is at Prestongrange. The local model shop did an 00 model 617 of a 7 plank wagon with the same colours. Science Museum list a model of 910 made in ...
by Orraman
Mon Apr 17, 2023 8:06 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8355

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

I had come to the same conclusion as DFORSYTH as to the location. I got thrown a bit because sometimes the reference is to Swinehill and others say Swinhill. Other points:- Could the buses be there for none of the previously mentioned suggestions but are actually old buses used to transport workers ...
by Orraman
Thu Apr 13, 2023 12:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8355

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Enlarged bus picture

Could someone clarify the gold lettering to the right of the picture?

Currently in France using a portable so cannot get a clear image but it appears to read The Kings Arms?

Might that help establish the location?
by Orraman
Mon Apr 03, 2023 7:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 4167

Re: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow

At one point there was also a Caledonian parcels office at 30 Queen Street, Glasgow.
by Orraman
Sat Feb 18, 2023 9:13 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Accident Reports
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Re: Accident Reports

It looks as though it might be a Parliamentary Report. Do you have a National Library of Scotland membership? If so sign in and. go to Digital Resources and sign in. Searching for "Report to Board of Trade upon Accidents" takes you to the ProQuest website and if resident in Scotland you sh...
by Orraman
Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pre-Drummond Open Wagon
Replies: 7
Views: 3007

Re: Pre-Drummond Open Wagon

Can you tell us where and when your picture was taken?

The range of companies wagons shown is quite wide ranging.

Thanks
by Orraman
Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ayrshire Potato Traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 6961

Re: Ayrshire Potato Traffic

David do you mean The Lincolnshire Potato Railways by H E Squires in the Oakwood Press series or if not can you advise the title and date of the publication you sourced the photographs from.

Eoin
by Orraman
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ayrshire Potato Traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 6961

Re: Ayrshire Potato Traffic

There would appear to be a further possibility not mentioned previously. In futuremuseum.co.uk, there is a reproduction of an artwork in the North Ayrshire Collection. This is described as Tattie picking at Montfode Farm, Ardrossan. The tatties are packed into barrels and carted to the nearby railwa...
by Orraman
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: James Harkins - accident 7/12/1882
Replies: 2
Views: 1956

Re: James Harkins - accident 7/12/1882

Described as Chief Yardsman Perth South Station - Dundee Courier 8/12/1882 Leaves a wife and large family, residing in Dunning – Dundee Courier 8/12/1882 One of oldest servants of the Caledonian Railway in the locality and left a wife and eleven children. - Kinross-shire Advertiser 9/12/1882; Daily ...
by Orraman
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 12
Views: 4783

Re: Basket on turntable

There is a picture of a similar arrangement in The Last Days of Scottish Steam, pages 46/47 where BR60529 Pearl Diver is on the turntable at Haymarket shed.
by Orraman
Mon May 24, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ayrshire Potato Traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 6961

Re: Ayrshire Potato Traffic

https://www.facebook.com/scottishagriculturalimplementmakers/posts/ayrshire-potatoes-since-the-mid-nineteenth-century-ayrshire-has-been-noted-for-t/1129035123956453/ https://www.ardrossanherald.com/news/19115167.saltcoats-museum-describes-story-arran-potato-breeder/ These might be of interest, With ...
by Orraman
Sat May 22, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: "Loch Dochart Private Platform"?
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: "Loch Dochart Private Platform"?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1On8qG_ijSLV5wQm6BnxmwXzYkbUy8afM1i2XeFEhlcU/edit The Historical Curling Places Project data gives a potential date range of 1879 to 1903 when clubs were curling on Loch Dochart. They describe the site as being Benmore Farm. The associated Google Maps link shows an...
by Orraman
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 31
Views: 12319

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

The postal charge for a postcard in 1904 was a halfpenny and it would appear there was no distinction between a plain postcard or one depicting a view. However in this case it would appear the photo has been stuck onto a plain postcard so Battersea have decided that it is not actually a postcard, it...
by Orraman
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 31
Views: 12319

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

The stamp is actually "Contrary to Regulations 31B" and the other handstamp is "1d 31B". 31B was the code for Battersea Post office district. I would suggest that since the photograph is stuck on to a conventional postcard, it was "Contrary to regulations". As such the ...
by Orraman
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 5875

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

Milk Traffic - Assorted additional information:- There was an Edinburgh and Dumfriesshire Dairy Company which was registered as a company created in 1897. Article in Edinburgh local newspaper puts it even earlier- https://www.broughtonspurtle.org.uk/news/mysteriously-ornate “ the premises were occup...
by Orraman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 5112

Re: Where is Auchenvale -further research

Suspect that Auchenvale was an area to the east of Port Glasgow lying between Newark Castle and the area around the gasworks. (Robert Street/Clune Brae?).

It may be that Auchenvale House burnt down in 1938
by Orraman
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 5112

Re: Where is Auchenvale

Some more references Malcolm McDonald/ MacDonald Born Kilmacolm, resided Kilmacolm. Son of Janet Munro MacDonald, Auchenvale House, Port Glasgow, and the late Alexander MacDonald. Newspaper Cutting recording his death in 1915 Isabella McIntyre marrying a Robert McGeachan, an, engineer at Auchenvale,...
by Orraman
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model Wagon Company
Replies: 15
Views: 7227

Re: Model Wagon Company

On a recent wet afternoon, I started to collate what I could find out about the MWC kits and for information my results to date (extracted from the internet) are attached. I have also written to Ian Middleditch, provided him with a copy of the spreadsheet and asked if he has any more information whi...
by Orraman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 23
Views: 9433

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

With regard to "the fish" mentioned below, I can remember that in the late 50's early 60's the fish went flying through Larbert Station at around 18.00 which would fit with the times described. As far as I recollect it was only fish vans frequently hauled by a "namer" as we calle...
by Orraman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 23
Views: 9433

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

With regard to "the fish" mentioned below, I can remember that in the late 50's early 60's the fish went flying through Larbert Station at around 18.00 which would fit with the times described. As far as I recollect it was only fish vans frequently hauled by a "namer" as we calle...
by Orraman
Tue May 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985
Replies: 7
Views: 4599

Re: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985

Looks as though both the Practical Model Railways Vol Sept 1984 and the Model Railway Constructor Special: 7 Model Drawings Reference Book referred to further down are held by the National Library of Scotland if anyone wants to refer to them.
by Orraman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?
Replies: 8
Views: 8420

Re: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?

Will take another look and spend a longer time there in the light of the above comments. Suggestion of a display model might be correct in the light of the size, however would have thought that might be more for coal merchants with offices rather than a colliery company. Not to say they did not get ...
by Orraman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?
Replies: 8
Views: 8420

Re: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?

Sorry for the long delay in getting this information to you. Finally managed to get to the Smith Museum and the model is still on display. Managed to take some photos which I tried to attach but they are too big. Will work on this. Details are Dumb buffered wagon numbered 1003, Tare 28lbs Lettered T...