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by Angus McIntosh
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ash disposal
Replies: 31
Views: 53627

Re: Ash disposal

If my memory is correct, Carstairs MPD used an abandoned quarry on the Harburn Lime Works Branch as a tip for ash in BR days, not sure about earlier.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 116104

Re: Steam rail motor

Casserley and Asher's book 'Locomotives of British Railways' contains a good photograph of L.N.W.R. rail motor, L.M.S. No 29988 taking water from a water tower. The photograph (maybe taken at Moffat, as 29988 was stationed at Beattock for sometime) shows the water bag entering the loco on the firema...
by Angus McIntosh
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 20035

Re: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification

Tom, Yes, interesting subject and maybe with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway having a Fairburn in "Caley" blue livery some years back, this might keep us closer to the topic. I agree that proving that Fairburns were fitted with water pick-up is tricky, but here are my observations:- ...
by Angus McIntosh
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 20035

Re: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification

I understood the Water Pick-up feature had been carried onto the Fairburn design from the Stanier 2 cylinder 2-6-4 tanks.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 20035

Re: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification

During my "Spotting Days" at Strawfrank up to the end of steam in the mid 60's this Birmingham train was a regular 5X turn piloted by a Fairburn Tank. These summer workings ran as a direct Princes Street to Birmingham train and avoided combining with the Glasgow portion at Carstairs. A fri...
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class in 2 1/2" gauge
Replies: 0
Views: 3896

492 class in 2 1/2" gauge

Whilst the class 492 was the recent topic, I thought I would enquire if anyone could shed light on the background to the model 492 (loco No 16504) as shown in the staff photograph at Dundee West contained in the Angus Railway Group Steam Album - Angus. I also owned back in the early 1960's a similar...
by Angus McIntosh
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 30ft 6-Wheel Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 7965

Re: 30ft 6-Wheel Coaches

David,
I have the last 3 on your list in stock and will bring along on Saturday.

The 3rd is out of print, but a new run might be available on Saturday.

Angus McIntosh
by Angus McIntosh
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs, Strawfank
Replies: 25
Views: 19120

Re: Carstairs, Strawfank

For anyone with a copy of Derek Cross's 'Roaming the Scottish Rails' there is a good 1962 photograph on page 54 of the exact area with a Princess Royal instead of the Dunalastair, showing catch points in the same position and layout as I believe IBrown has explained.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 22235

Re: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?

Network Rail's Carstairs overhead line depot is presently being relocated to the east of it's current site (close to the North - East through line).

Is this preparatory work for something ??

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Slip Couplings
Replies: 8
Views: 14287

Re: Mystery location

Is that a strengthened front buffer beam 444 is sporting along with a slip coupling wire ?

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 22235

Re: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?

An early photograph (after closure) of a structure on the Queen's Branch can be viewed in Stenlake's "Old Carnwath". The photograph on page 19 shows the partially dismantled cast iron beamed bridge over the road into Lampits Farm with Cockiesyett Cottage in the background, and is wrongly d...
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 22235

Re: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?

"The Caledonian WTT Apendices always refer to the sidings as The Queen's Branch, does anyone know when this changed to Float Sidings?"

The LMS General Appendix was using Float Siding in 1937.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 22235

Re: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?

I Brown wrote; "continued as a goods siding worked from Float Jn. There is industry at Lampits to support a siding." I am unaware of any use as a siding for Lampits, but it certainly did see use as a siding up until B.R. ceased to move livestock. As Jim mentions, the photograph in Ross's b...
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 22235

Re: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?

Sorry....original attachment too large a file...will need to pay more attention !!!!!

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 22235

Re: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?

Attached late afternoon shot taken on 30/12/13 with the Clyde in full flood as a result of recent storms. The train is an Edinburgh bound Pendilino about to take the fork at Strawfrank after crossing the Clyde at the Float Bridge (just out of shot). Behind the train is the site of the junction for t...
by Angus McIntosh
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Lever on Class 782's and 439's
Replies: 3
Views: 4526

Re: Lever on Class 782's and 439's

Lindsay,

A fine representation on a good looking build.

Thanks

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Lever on Class 782's and 439's
Replies: 3
Views: 4526

Re: Lever on Class 782's and 439's

Water level test cock.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: CR Mile Plates - paint scheme
Replies: 6
Views: 6750

Re: CR Mile Plates - paint scheme

Thankerton Station 1/2 mile post in 1916 with white letters on black background.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Fri May 03, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Signals at Carstairs - 1921?
Replies: 2
Views: 6390

Re: Signals at Carstairs - 1921?

Yes Carstairs, West end of platform with No. 2 cabin behind the engine. Ground signal controlling Bi-Di running on the up line, the short arm providing access via the crossover to the down main line. The short arms signal's main function was for controlling the departure of Lanark and Glasgow locals...
by Angus McIntosh
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Attachment on Jubilee Pug
Replies: 5
Views: 7480

Re: Attachment on Jubilee Pug

Gaining access (especially in icy conditions, with the bag frozen solid) to the filler lid with the bag must have been exciting, the absence of footsteps and handrails is very evident. Once on the sand box where does the Fireman go next? - very tempting to use the blower valve on the side of the smo...
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Nameboards and nameplates on C. R. signal boxes.
Replies: 23
Views: 21255

Re: Nameboards and nameplates on C. R. signal boxes.

One vote for CABIN.
CR CABIN PLATE.pdf
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by Angus McIntosh
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Adverse weather conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 14158

Re: Adverse weather conditions

To view a nice 17 second close up of a LMS (Caley No 3) plough try- British Pathe, "Hellifield Train Snow Ploughs 1938.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: NPCS Vehicles by Goods Train
Replies: 7
Views: 12888

Re: NPCS Vehicles by Goods Train

NPCS vehicles would run as normal un-fitted rolling stock with any brake air pressure (or vacuum) destroyed by use of the Brake Release Valve as fitted to all stock. The attached pages from "Locomotive Management" hopefully help explain the workings of the brake cylinder and brake release ...
by Angus McIntosh
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Sheets
Replies: 11
Views: 15745

Re: Wagon Sheets

In this part of the Caley world,wagon sheets were referred to as "Haps" by ex-Caley and LMS men. The term sheet was used for the canvas sheet stored rolled on cab roofs and used in foul weather when running tender first. I can still recall garden shed roofs and stacked firewood sleepers of...