Goods Wagon Sheets - Tarpaulins

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David Blevins
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Post by David Blevins »

RCH Regulations 1880

Attached is the Copy of the relevant page which started this discussion, perhaps I should have posted this first.
It lists the Wagon Sheets for the Caledonian Railway as lettered C. R. and X (blue)
but note

Aylesbury & Buckingham Green stripes corner to corner
Great Northern Blue and White stripes corner to corner

Why list the Caledonian as X and not corner to corner

Could it be it was identified as lettered C. R. and a letter X (Blue)

Regarding the interpretation by Roger Smith for a Blue St Andrews Cross could be wrong, unfortunately his Smiths Wagon Sheet Modelling Co. is no more, and no response to e-mails has been forthcoming.

David Blevins.
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Post by David Blevins »

Only ONE Photo so far has the letters C. R. and that was previously supplied in colour by Mike Williams.
Attached is a B & W Photo of the same, is it an early 1880 style Caledonian Wagon Sheet (still no sign of a blue cross), as from C. 1900 Wagon Photos taken then are definitely
CALED ONIAN marked and a blue + Cross from edge to edge of the sheet, as in the 7mm scale wagon depicted before.

Perhaps the McIntosh period, 1895 onwards, brought in the later style of Wagon Sheet.

David Blevins.
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Post by David Blevins »

Finally we have a selection of the c.1900 photos and here are close-ups of Goods Wagons with CALED ONIAN lettered and part of the blue cross " + " can be just made out dividing the name CALED ONIAN between the D and O, crossing on the top of the Sheet. Not sure of the date of the Tay Bridge Photo but it comes from the Caledonian Wagons Book by Mike Williams, a Caledonian Railway Association Publication, and for Sale.

David Blevins.
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MIKEWILLIAMS
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Post by MIKEWILLIAMS »

David, the goods yard picture contains a mystery to my mind. We know that the photograph was taken in 1922, and I think it's pretty unlikely that a Caledonian sheet from let's say pre-1895 would have survived. But there aren't any other railways whose sheets had just a CR marking.........

Best

Mike
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Post by John Duffy »

I'm still not convinced that the sheets for road vehicles would have to be the same as for wagons. They are far less likely, for one thing, to stray far from home. Railway sheets would be dictated by the RCH agreements but for horse-drawn carts, they may have have simply been initialled and numbered.

John
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