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by Keith Fenwick
Thu Apr 04, 2024 5:57 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 2729

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

I think the crowds were being kept away from the area of the platform where the visitors would arrive. I might not have identified the correct event, but important visitors seem to me the most likely reason for the crowds standing around in that fashion - maybe getting fed up with waiting!
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Thu Apr 04, 2024 4:03 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 2729

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

Mike
Did you mean 'rain we see' or 'train we see'?
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:46 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 2729

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

The platform under the awning seems to be cleared of onlookers so how about July 1911 per attached from the Strathearn Herald 8th July 1911. The Colonial Premier. and a large party arrived at Callander late or Saturday evening en route for the Trossachs and Loch Lomond. The distinguished visitors we...
by Keith Fenwick
Mon Nov 27, 2023 12:43 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: Mystery Photo

Many thanks for the answer, which is quite conclusive.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Sun Nov 26, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: Mystery Photo

The photo was taken in the 1960s as there is a Overhead Wire warning flash on the tender. It is a Down train. Looking at Google street view from the bridge, most of the photo fits but I cannot match the trees in the background of the photo. They seem to be a bit high in the photo compared with stree...
by Keith Fenwick
Sat Nov 25, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Mystery Photo

The attached is part of the Cumbrian collection and came with others from Scotland, several of which are on the Waverley route, although this one does not look like that line. One suggestion is that it could be near Cobbinshaw. Can anyone identify the location? The loco is 45478.
Regards
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:47 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: C R Pullman
Replies: 15
Views: 5760

Re: C R Pullman

Standard First class seating in Pullman cars of that era was 1 + 1 so the layout of the observation car was not unusual.

To the cost of staff had to be added the cost of replacements for the curved ends which were not robust.
Keith F
by Keith Fenwick
Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Aberdeen Joint Station exhibition of rolling stock, 1936
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Re: Aberdeen Joint Station exhibition of rolling stock, 1936

Sandy Murdoch took a few photographs at the exhibition - early efforts on a poor camera in pouring rain. Search for Location = Aberdeen and Photographer = Murdoch on the FSLS database. The captions are temporary ones.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Train crew query: Dundee-Oban excursion 1929?
Replies: 2
Views: 1933

Re: Train crew query: Dundee-Oban excursion 1929?

Given that the Oban line was worked by locos designed for that route, it is unlikely that a loco from Perth would have worked through to Oban. More likely that the loco was changed at Balquhidder, although the length of the stop there would have jus about allowed a loco to turn. I doubt if many driv...
by Keith Fenwick
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Head-end traffic
Replies: 1
Views: 1926

Re: Head-end traffic

Jim Have a look at page 88 of the General Instructions in the Appendix to the WTT 1st May 1915. Vehicles with a wheelbase of less than 9ft were not to be carried by Express trains. Four wheeled vehicles over 9ft could be carried but unless the train was a stopping one had to be marshalled behind the...
by Keith Fenwick
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Loco identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

Loco identification

Attached is a photo which has been in the GNSRA collection for many years but is not of a GNSRA locomotive. I have been in touch with David Hamilton who is not able to identify it but confirms that it is a Crewe type locomotive. The suggestion on the HRS chat line is that it is a Small or Medium goo...
by Keith Fenwick
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A mystery bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 3673

Re: A mystery bridge

A telescopic crane is in use to demolish the bridge. Not sure when they came into use but they are relatively modern. So 1980s or even 1990s.

The line was traversed by a number of railtours in the 1960s. I travelled over it behind CR123 and NBR256 on the way to Oban in 1962.

Keith F
by Keith Fenwick
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 4606

Re: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings

A GA of the 714 class will appear in Campbell's book so I have an electronic copy of that.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Class 1 on Ballachulish Branch
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Re: Class 1 on Ballachulish Branch

Yes it is - forgot to check. One of the interesting features of the photo is that is shows shingle ballast from the foreshore.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Class 1 on Ballachulish Branch
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Class 1 on Ballachulish Branch

I am trying to find a good quality copy of the image below of a class 1 on the Ballachulish branch for Campbell Cornwell's book on Caley Locos. The CRA collection has a print, but the focus is poor. The attached came from Campbell but while the focus is very good, he only has an injket print. He can...
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 10721

Re: Another "where is this" query

I had not looked at the earlier map but agree the layout matches. The plaform does not appear to be so long, but possibly the platform was extended and the signal resited as a result.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CR Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 11131

Re: CR Painting

The painting is certainly at Killiecrankie but if the train was on its way to Ballater, it should not have turned left at Stanley. However, there were royal visits to several other places in the Highlands although I have not seen any references to royal trains in Highland documentation.
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 10721

Re: Another "where is this" query

I have only just seen this photo. The NLS map https://maps.nls.uk/view/82899687 published 1901 shows a double junction between the bridge and the platform. And LGRP10110 shows the same double junction in a photo with a couple of LMS locos. I think that rules out Crieff Junction. The platform has bee...
by Keith Fenwick
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caley Carriage
Replies: 5
Views: 8083

Re: Caley Carriage

The area of Kyle to the east of the station (remembering that the platforms run north/south) was originally used by fish merchants but developed for naval use during WW2.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location
Replies: 7
Views: 7020

Re: Another mystery location

Aviemore without doubt. There were two footbridges for a time before WW1, but the north one had disappeared before WW2. Everything else matches, down to the hills, sidings, lamp posts and buildings.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Killin Branch Signalling
Replies: 12
Views: 23153

Re: Killin Branch Signalling

Re the document added by Jim on 14th, the typed part of it is by Ed Nicoll from notes he made from the inspection reports. On to that has been added the printed page from a traffic notice. The 'shut in' could refer to the branch as a whole, but I suspect that reference to the original BoT report is ...
by Keith Fenwick
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Top Operator
Replies: 4
Views: 8443

Re: Top Operator

I have a Bradshaw's Shareholders' Manual for 1903 which shows, quite well down the list, Calthrop as General Superintendent of the Line.

Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Weekly Notices
Replies: 8
Views: 12598

Re: Weekly Notices

We are looking to solve a mystery about a signal at Redcastle on the Muir of Ord branch. It was almost certainly installed by the LMS as it is a Caley pattern lower quadrant on a lattice post.
Keith
by Keith Fenwick
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Weekly Notices
Replies: 8
Views: 12598

Weekly Notices

Does anyone know if Weekly Notices for the Northern Scottish Area of the LMS have survived and if so where they can be found.
by Keith Fenwick
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O
Replies: 16
Views: 20005

Re: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O

I suspect that the only way you can find that out is from photographs. However, WCJS stock did operate to Oban on the through sleeper rom London. In summer 1914 this ran on the 8pm from Euston and the 6.45 from Oan.
Keith