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by Bill_Gensheet
Thu Mar 21, 2024 3:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Peebles Railways and the Peebles Triangle
Replies: 21
Views: 20853

Re: Peebles Railways and the Peebles Triangle

The History of Peebles book-website was fortunately written in a very simple way, and has therefore been archived partly by the 'Wayback Machine' site. Index page https://web.archive.org/web/20130605093654/http://historyofpeebles.com/ Start of Ch20 (Railways) https://web.archive.org/web/201301090738...
by Bill_Gensheet
Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:54 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dunblane operating question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Re: Dunblane operating question.

Much bettter image thanks. My guess, is close to option 1 but with one difference. 11 - 36 - stop in loop line. Quickest way to get TOOS to Doune for the very close following train, dep Doune 13:46 Shunt back onto Oban line as soon as Oban freight clears TC 2145 - no need for the section to clear wh...
by Bill_Gensheet
Sat Nov 25, 2023 11:51 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Connel Ferry Motorail
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Connel Ferry Motorail

Thanks for the advice, duly purchased. Of interest, at least to me, is the consideration of the wider transport situation in the area (eg Bonawe ferry) and the historical road network. One query, the article mentions two toll/gate men, is that verified ? It would seem easier to prevent any road base...
by Bill_Gensheet
Thu Jul 20, 2023 3:57 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".
Replies: 24
Views: 6957

Re: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".

Might the article by David Stirling in TTL 39 (page 8) covering Callander stock diagrams in 1914 shed any light ? There are no 2 coach trains listed, although the 1:30 departure from Dunblane would be an obvious candidate on time of day and load. Two assumptions, that the image is pre-1914 and that ...
by Bill_Gensheet
Wed Feb 08, 2023 6:11 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Flat bottom rail
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: Flat bottom rail

From the 'Port Line' book, it notes that the Portpatrick Railway (ie west of Castle Douglas) was laid as flat bottom, and the Wigtownshire utilised an even less salubrious and no doubt cheaper still 'single edge rail'. HMRI reports quoted in the book read as far from impressed in respect of not only...
by Bill_Gensheet
Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:10 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Motherwell station: new customer lounge
Replies: 10
Views: 3715

Re: Motherwell station: new customer lounge

jasp wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:54 pm Thanks for posting, Ian
Somewhat austere and not welcoming
I presume this is down to Network Rail, not Scotrail
Jim P
Motherwell is ScotRail managed.

Only 20 stations come under Network Rail
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/communiti ... -stations/
by Bill_Gensheet
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 10 Ton Hopper Wagon
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Re: CR 10 Ton Hopper Wagon

I have been reading an account of the anti-submarine warfare off southern Ireland in WW1. While a lot of the cargoes are not identified, there is nothing I can find about ore carriers, or ships from Spain. Not sure when the Cumbrian iron ore was worked out, but I think that it is still a definite p...
by Bill_Gensheet
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: NR archive drawings of Comrie - Lochearnhead bridges
Replies: 0
Views: 1497

NR archive drawings of Comrie - Lochearnhead bridges

Came across this: https://www.mediastorehouse.com/network-rail/bridges-viaducts/lochearnhead-comrie-railway/ 22 drawings of various bridges on the Comrie - Lochearnhead ( = Balqhuidder) line. Somewhat limited views 'for free' as it is mainly trying to sell prints etc Includes the long combined viadu...
by Bill_Gensheet
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A C&O query revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: A C&O query revisited

Also with the summer extras there is no time window to get to Callander and back (3 hours) for a 'freight' which must still have run to convey loco coal to Loch Tay shed. Just found this image, and the caption is of interest assuming correct. https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/3679789366...
by Bill_Gensheet
Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Pub
Replies: 9
Views: 1659

Re: Caledonian Railway Pub

A not dissimilar situation in Liverpool St London. One of the street entrances to the Circle/Met/Ham underground station included a pub beside / above which was LUL owned, so as to keep control of the whole site. Maybe fire escapes or access points ? What was odd (and highly useful from a personal v...
by Bill_Gensheet
Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A C&O query revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: A C&O query revisited

I have seen many photos of the southbound empty working of loco+carriages (including the front cover of TTL 140). TTL file now purchased. That image is from summer 1965, and quotes the train as 2.52 Killin - Callander (also see WTT extract TTL68.37, pdf page 1696). As such 14 minutes better off tha...
by Bill_Gensheet
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A C&O query revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: A C&O query revisited

A copy of the 1965 passenger timetable has now appeared elsewhere (scot-rail group). This shows the summer timings unchanged, so gives the same tight timings for the school train ECS if slightly easier with Balquhidder plain lined and no down freight to pass there. Also with the summer extras there ...
by Bill_Gensheet
Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A C&O query revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: A C&O query revisited

One point I'd challenge - your suggestion that the school carriage(s) were taken to Callander on a freight. I have seen many photos of the southbound empty working of loco+carriages (including the front cover of TTL 140). While one photo proves little, there is this, likely from the Hydro construct...
by Bill_Gensheet
Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A C&O query revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: A C&O query revisited

Would the watering requirement have ceased with the change to BR 4MT loco from the smaller ex-CR ones ? A further problem at Killin Jn might be running the school train into the branch platform. Killin Jn timings, FSX, Freight WTT from 15 June: Down freight 4.26 - 5.00 School (including a run round)...
by Bill_Gensheet
Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A C&O query revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: A C&O query revisited

In detail the three operational difficulties I see in the 'from 15 June WTT' see are: Glenlochy crossing has no times, suggesting it was (intended to be ?) switched out. That required the 6:15 am Stirling - Oban freight to make Dalmally by 10:10 or else end up several hours late by Oban. Historicall...
by Bill_Gensheet
Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A C&O query revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

A C&O query revisited

Back in TTL 43.26-7 44.6-7 and 46.11, CD pages 829/830, 837/8 and 902, the timetables for the C&O in 1964 were reviewed, noting several unusual arrangements for Killin area freight trains and additional trains attributed to Cruachan Hydro scheme construction. The main questions were around Killi...
by Bill_Gensheet
Wed May 18, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: PopUp model CR Signal Box (southern division type S4) kit, and model kits of Brechin Station
Replies: 11
Views: 2119

Re: PopUp model CR Signal Box (southern division type S4) kit, and model kits of Brechin Station

Maybe standards were slipping later on, this image of St Fillans suggests a somewhat less strict adherance (pragmatic ?) towards the use of brick styles.

Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Point operation at Brechin
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: Point operation at Brechin

Maybe better to think of it as two trap points, albeit preventing both being reversed at once.

Then each route can be treated much as per the end of a goods loop.
A brief internet hunt has not found a Brechin Station SB diagram (CRA disk has Brechin North Jn)

Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cove Level Crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 5234

Re: Cove Level Crossing

Was AHB for a while (1980's) before converting to full barrier and CCTV. Was that conversion the 1996 change ? Assume that was either due to higher road traffic or to allow a rail line speed increase - AHB are not permitted for linespeeds over 100mph IIRC Would it have been AHB right through from be...
by Bill_Gensheet
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Bell's Yard, Glasgow
Replies: 7
Views: 12553

Re: Bell's Yard, Glasgow

Thread from the past time.... Thanks to a 1960 WTT from John Paton I have been using, here is the 1960 lineup for Bells yard and Polmadie up. As can be seen several trips are in the WTT. However their other parts are not, so for example the WTT shows no trips into Renfrew / Shieldhall at all, but 3 ...
by Bill_Gensheet
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Correct Carriage Colours
Replies: 4
Views: 2283

Re: Correct Carriage Colours

Been looking through the Univ. Aberdeen George Washington Wilson (no relation) photographic collection for several railway subjects https://abdn.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/collectionDiscovery?vid=44ABE_INST:44ABE_VU1&inst=44ABE_INST&collectionId=81151714120005941 (note: search does no...
by Bill_Gensheet
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Beattock Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2944

Re: Beattock Station

In case you have not yet found the 25"/mile 1899 map that is online from NLS :

https://maps.nls.uk/view/82874757

Track layout, platform lengths, building locations / shapes, signal posts.
Do note that these may have some timeframe inaccuracies as OS did not always re-survey railways.

Bill
by Bill_Gensheet
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Peebles Railways and the Peebles Triangle
Replies: 21
Views: 20853

Re: Peebles Railways and the Peebles Triangle

Most interesting having visited Peebles the other day. The West station site has recently been cleared of some (later) buildings. See Google Streetview which was updated July 2021. The deep link images referred to above no longer work and now redirect to a higher level page. Those wanting to view th...
by Bill_Gensheet
Thu May 20, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 4129

Re: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

Looking at John Young's Strathearn book, plate 3.14 shows the Gleneagles - Crieff pole route to similar to that in the photo. But plate 10.34 shows the Crieff line embankment just out of Gleneagles to be higher and the ground undulating. Perhaps same line but different place - the approach to Crief...
by Bill_Gensheet
Mon May 10, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 4129

Re: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

Taking the point about telegraph wires, and the cut off last vehicle looks like a brake so a shortish train.

Crieff line just out of Gleneagles about to cross over the A9 ?
Hills seem an OK match
https://goo.gl/maps/rZ6wJceaWUSaAz7v8

Bill