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by DFORSYTH
Fri Apr 21, 2023 3:05 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

I attach a Google Earth snapshot for you to appreciate the length of this former viaduct. Railscot quotes:This viaduct was known as the Tor Hill Viaduct or Crossflatt Viaduct. John Thomas wrote in his book Forgotten Railways: Scotland “Demolished by bombing and demolition exercises in both wars. Par...
by DFORSYTH
Fri Apr 21, 2023 2:22 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Photograph 5 (attached) We have now walked on a few more miles and reached the outskirts of Muirkirk on its east side.. You will have gathered by now that we have been walking along a stretch of the old CR Mid Lanark, Spireslack & Muirhead railway line between Glenbuck and Muirhead. This line wa...
by DFORSYTH
Fri Apr 21, 2023 12:09 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Photograph 4 (attached) We are now on the other side of the Ponesk Burn looking back. The stone blocks of the fallen viaduct pier can now be seen lying roughly in a straight line. We can also now see the type of mining operation taking place. As we came around the side of the hill on the other side ...
by DFORSYTH
Thu Apr 20, 2023 9:15 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Incidentally that was PHOTOGRAPH 3

Hopefully I have now attached the Google Earth view
by DFORSYTH
Thu Apr 20, 2023 8:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Been walking steadily for some time now with Glenbuck about a mile or so behind us. Just came around the hillside and the photographer is getting very excited about what we see in front of us. Is it the mining activity further up the slope? - no it’s the line of stone blocks lying on the ground. Wha...
by DFORSYTH
Thu Apr 20, 2023 6:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

We have now walked up with the photographer to the spot where the next photograph was taken - at the CR rail viaduct over the Stottencleugh Burn, located a short distance (roughly) North West of Glenbuck. The view is (roughly) looking North East across the 3 piers of the former viaduct - the ironwor...
by DFORSYTH
Thu Apr 20, 2023 1:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Hopefully, I have now attached the present day Google Earth view of Glenbuck.
by DFORSYTH
Thu Apr 20, 2023 1:46 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Thank you Jim for your kind words. Graham R I will now put your latest slides in the order they were taken by the photographer. The first photo was taken from a point in the village - Note:- 1. The block of council houses in the foreground. There is washing hanging out. 2. The sharp LH bend in the r...
by DFORSYTH
Mon Apr 17, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Hi Orraman, I have no idea why the engine was detached from the coaches. It does makes a superb picture as the engine, on its own, fits perfectly lengthwise on the bridge. The coaches attached would have spoiled the symmetry. Perhaps the lads on the tour asked the engine driver nicely or slipped him...
by DFORSYTH
Mon Apr 17, 2023 4:36 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Hi Paul, Very impressed with your knowledge of Glasgow buses. You have fired my appetite and I must go and visit the Glasgow Vehicle Trust on one of their ‘Open Days. I’ve never been there before. Not so easy to pop round there as I live 350 plus miles from Glasgow - so have to plan ahead. I note yo...
by DFORSYTH
Mon Apr 17, 2023 12:27 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

THE VIADUCT PHOTOS I assume that the photos have been taken on the same tour. I refer you back to the previous picture of the engine being moved onto the bridge which has the number 8 painted on it. One of the viaducts needing identification as to its location has number 7 painted on it. This is pre...
by DFORSYTH
Sun Apr 16, 2023 11:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Item 4 This is the same area. This photograph has been taken further back up the track towards and looking forward in the Swinehill Junction direction. The works can be seen on the left side and the train is moving forward towards the bridge over the A47 See attached map extract on which I have draw...
by DFORSYTH
Sun Apr 16, 2023 11:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Ignore the dates under the map extracts. I have annotated the dates on a white sticker on each photo
by DFORSYTH
Sun Apr 16, 2023 11:06 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Image 3

Hopefully the two map extracts are attached
by DFORSYTH
Sun Apr 16, 2023 9:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Image 3 The photograph was taken just just down from Swinehill Junction where the Stonehouse railway branch crosses over the A74 at Birkenshaw, Larkhall I am trying to attach two map extracts but having trouble because of their size. One is from the NLS O.S. Maps revised 1962 published 1963. The oth...
by DFORSYTH
Sun Apr 16, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

I should have added that this photograph was taken by John Robin on 29 March 1964
by DFORSYTH
Sun Apr 16, 2023 6:21 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Image 3 continued You may be interested to see this photo of the train being slowly moved onto the bridge so that it can be photographed from the road below. It was taken by John Robin on 29 March 1964. Note how foolhardy the chap was standing on the bridge parapet. One slip and he would have been o...
by DFORSYTH
Sun Apr 16, 2023 5:46 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Image 3 This photograph is deceiving as there is a ‘red herring’ to deceive us, or should I say a ‘cream, green, yellow and orange herring’, namely the Glasgow Corporation Transport buses. The ones where we can see the fronts have, from top to bottom: green on the roof and all around the upper deck ...
by DFORSYTH
Sun Apr 16, 2023 4:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 6202

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Image 1 Larkhall East
Image 2 Larkhall East
Image 5 Dalserf

Similar images are on the Railscot Web site
by DFORSYTH
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: A station to identify

Hi JimW, You’ve now got me questioning myself and looking at the photo of the men again. Is this a road with stone edging abutting the grass embankment. It certainly looks like this to me when you look behind the feet of the man on the left? I would have expected to see more space between them and t...
by DFORSYTH
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: A station to identify

Hi JimW, We are looking at and comparing two different periods in time here. THE POSTCARD Yes, it indeed shows passenger coaches on the headshunt to the former Law Colliery Pit 2. If the picture of the men were to show this, then it would have to have been taken on the station platform. If this was ...
by DFORSYTH
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Loco identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1720

Re: Loco identification

A very old photograph indeed, fantastic! I think that we are looking at a small close knit group of people with difference trades. They have even included the horse and the engine - all together making a team. This is possibly a single loco shed and yard location. The chaps at the back have shovels ...
by DFORSYTH
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: A station to identify

Hi Jim, I think you might be right. Let’s analyse the photo - a group of railway staff both uniformed and non uniformed. The ground is small type granite steps/blocks or similar. Not much sign of wear, might be recent or it is wet from a downpour. A single railway track immediately behind them and a...
by DFORSYTH
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 11384

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

I again attach photo of Uplawmoor Station. This time I have circled a structure in the distance. This correlates with the position of that mound that I previously showed in Google Street View - a roundabout with height in a patch of barren ground. The structure in the photo (circled) might possibly ...
by DFORSYTH
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 11384

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Hi Bill, Wow, give me time to look around this area with Google Street View. In the meantime. Three photos attached. 1. View from Caldwell Station looking back down the line. You will note where the lines are straight and where they curve. The old photo with the engine and carriages show that they a...