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by Angus McIntosh
Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:37 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Lanark Station Staff Photograph
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: Lanark Station Staff Photograph

Regarding the poster board headed with 'Lanark Town Station', the CR guide to the International Aviation Meeting of 1910 contains references to both the 'Town Station And Racecourse Station'. Also of Caley interest is the building in the background, Fernielea Art Studio which was the business home o...
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Lanark Station Staff Photograph
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: Lanark Station Staff Photograph

Yes, I have no problem with this.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:47 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Lanark Station Staff Photograph
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Lanark Station Staff Photograph

Station master Christopher Downie with his staff and John Menzies paper boys in a pre 1914 photograph. With headwear ranging from bunnets to bowlers, the four gents standing centre caught my interest with what appears to be St Andrews cross on their caps. If these are Ambulance Brigade members, woul...
by Angus McIntosh
Sun Dec 10, 2023 5:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: ACCIDENT AT HEST BANK
Replies: 1
Views: 633

ACCIDENT AT HEST BANK

The latest issue of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway magazine carries an article about the 'Sankey Photography Archive Project', in which the archive contains a group of four photographs featuring C.R. wagons involved in an accident at Hest Bank (LNWR - WCML) on 22nd July 1912. One of the photog...
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:55 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Mystery Photo

For a modern shot of the suggested location have a look here - https://www.railscot.co.uk/img/54/530/ Also, The Bradford Barton Volume - London Midland Steam North of the Border by Derek Cross has a shot of the 'Three Summits Railtour' of 1963 with 103 and 57581 at the location with an electricity p...
by Angus McIntosh
Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Mystery Photo

I would suggest this is taken from the overbridge entering Ravenstruther on the road from Carstairs (A70), with the fogman's hut protecting Lanark Junction. The field with cattle in the background is now the site of the Cloburn Quarry Railhead, former coal loading plant. 45478 was a Carstairs (66E) ...
by Angus McIntosh
Wed Nov 01, 2023 2:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: G&SWR Austrian Goods
Replies: 1
Views: 1814

Re: G&SWR Austrian Goods

I noted an article in the current issue 298 of the Model Railway Journal describing this model. The article is headed by the same photograph as above which is by Montague Smith whose book 'Scottish Railway Album 1927-1964 is available from the Association. The photograph is taken shunting at Brought...
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Mar 23, 2023 7:58 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dia 119 van at Carstairs
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: Dia 119 van at Carstairs

The layout of the 'stub' roads from the turntable and the road into the fitting shop on which the jacked up 0-4-4T is sitting on matches the rebuilt shed layout of 1935. The pair of driving wheel sets in front of 15227 look interesting. From the design of balance weights, could they be from a class ...
by Angus McIntosh
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dia 119 van at Carstairs
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: Dia 104 van at Carstairs

Hi Jim,

The same vehicle can be seen on the same site, Carstairs P.W. Dept. adjacent to Strawfrank Junction in LMS days on Page 279, Plate 17.22 of Mike William's C.R. Wagon Book.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sun Oct 09, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Class 300
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Class 300

Hi Jim,

A similar arrangement to that fitted to the Class 113, See plate 10.6 on page 250 of Campell's 'The Classic Years'.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sat May 21, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model "Blue Train" Class 303 EMU
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Re: Model "Blue Train" Class 303 EMU

What stands out in my memory of the Cathcart Cicrle was the brown dust covering on the sleepers from the brake blocks as the units braked heavily into the stations.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Wed May 12, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 12
Views: 4790

Re: Basket on turntable

For those with access to 'LMS Engine Sheds Vol 5, The Caledonian Railway' check out page 29 which shows the Ballornock - St Rollox turntable with a similar bracket and fire brazier (part view).

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 8689

Re: Unidentified Loco

Interesting photographs of the St Rollox breakers yard showing areas and items of locomotive design and construction not normally seen.
This must have been very hard labour with only sledge hammers, cold chisels, crowbars and large spanners as tools, plus working outdoors.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dished Driving wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 2876

Re: Dished Driving wheels

Allan, G.A. 13869 for 20" x 26" x 6' 6" Six Coupled Passenger Engine show the centre and trailing driving wheels with 1" long shoulders machined on the crank pins. This is in addition to higher raised circular cast bosses on the centre and trailing wheels into which the crank pin...
by Angus McIntosh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Dunalastair model.
Replies: 19
Views: 17714

Re: Another Dunalastair model.

Michael, The 'Model Engineer and Amateur Electrician' in 1901 ran a constructional series by E.L.Pearce on building a Dunalastair III . The series ran in issues 42,44,46,48 & 50 from Vol 4, and 54,56 & 58 from Vol 5. It was designed with a prototypical fire tube boiler suitable for spirit, p...
by Angus McIntosh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Engine shed query
Replies: 6
Views: 7550

Re: Engine shed query

Not convinced about Carstairs.
Looking from the turntable roads to the goods shed over the end of the platform there were no houses to the right of the goods shed.
The nearest house is the station master's house adjacent to the station hotel opposite the station entrance.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where, What, When
Replies: 65
Views: 69973

Re: Where, What, When

Jim
From your latest 3 photographs I suggest No 3 is Ferryhill.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon May 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: "Caley" in Cumbria
Replies: 5
Views: 6524

Re: "Caley" in Cumbria

Thanks Jim, a very handsome locomotive.
A 'Caley' whistle would add to her and make her sound Caley.........although I think all the Ratty locos have the same whistles, maybe a company standard.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: BRIDGE LOCATION
Replies: 4
Views: 5688

Re: BRIDGE LOCATION

Tom and Jim,
Thanks for your suggestion of Wolfclyde.
The Peebles Railway book (P 223) has a good photograph of Wolfclyde that highlights that the piers had radius ends and the girder sections were parallel rather than arched as in my photograph.

Thanks

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: BRIDGE LOCATION
Replies: 4
Views: 5688

BRIDGE LOCATION

Bridge over the River ......pdf
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Can anyone help with identifying the location of the bridge in the attached.
The squad of workmen are reported to belong to Carstairs Junction.

Thanks
Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 50t bogie ore wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 18843

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

Jim,

The 'building' in the background is the water tank which supplied all the railway's needs, and which spectacularly burst during the winter of 1963.
The chimneys belong to a row of houses behind the tank on the road to Carstairs Village.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 50t bogie ore wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 18843

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

Jim,

The 'building' in the background is the water tank which supplied all the railway's needs, and which spectacularly burst during the winter of 1963.
The chimneys belong to a row of houses behind the tank on the road to Carstairs Village.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 50t bogie ore wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 18843

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

Carstairs Demolition 2.pdf The two views of Carstairs Station Demolition which might go to answering some of the questions raised by Tom earlier. The left view highlights the white coated interior walls and the light colour of the brickwork mortar. The right view shows one of the 30T wagons reposit...
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 50t bogie ore wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 18843

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

Carstairs Station Demolition 1913.pdf
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Could the two wagons in the right background of this shot of Carstairs Station Demolition in 1913 be 50 or 30 tonners ?

Whether their load has any connection with the demolition is another question ?

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caley Bricks
Replies: 13
Views: 18846

Re: Caley Bricks

I have started on some of my reading material received at Christmas. In "Historic Clydesdale, Parish by Parish" the section on Braidwood Parish refers to the Brickworks at Nellfield specialising in Engineering and Facing Bricks, famed for their hard and durable properties leading to them b...