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Dia 119 van at Carstairs

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:44 pm
by jimwatt2mm
I recently purchased a copy of the Stenlake book 'Old Carstairs, Carstairs Junction & Pettinain. In it there are several photos of the Junction station area, several of which are new to me. There are also several photos of flooding following a downpour on Monday 2nd August 1915 when, in some places the water reached a depth of 15ft and part of the main line was washed away.

One of these photographs is of the aftermath in the engineers' yard to the SW of the station where a number of vehicles had been derailed. In the centre of the photo is what appears to be the Dia 119 Emergency Van No. 95 built for Carstairs under order G352 in 1913.
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Jim W

Re: Dia 104 van at Carstairs

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:31 pm
by Angus McIntosh
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

Re: Dia 119 van at Carstairs

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:52 am
by caleyJim
Obtained a copy of this fascinating wee book which has a perhaps surprising number of railway related photographs although the captions are a bit short on relevant facts. For example the caption on the attached mentions 15227 before going off at a tangent about St Rollox and BREL. Says nothing about the date (early grouping given loco livery and what looks to be a wagon still in MR livery behind the right snowplough), the snowploughs, the grounded coach body or the second 0-4-4T canted at a peculiar angle (presume it must be jacked up given the absence of lifting gear - comment welcome). Very few of the photographs in the book including this one are credited BTW.

Jim :D

Re: Dia 119 van at Carstairs

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2023 10:43 pm
by caleyJim
By the by, I'm thinking the carriage body must be a Diagram 3 1884 Drummond Brake 3rd per page 144 of Mike's carriage book. Any contra views?

Jim :D

Re: Dia 119 van at Carstairs

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2023 11:07 pm
by jimwatt2mm
Only thing it can be as far as I can see!

Jim W

Re: Dia 119 van at Carstairs

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 7:58 pm
by Angus McIntosh
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 171 0-4-4T ? The rebuilt shed's fitting shop was certainly equipped with a wheel drop pit.

Continuing with the caption theme of this book, the photograph on page 49 titled Carstairs Station is in fact Moffat Station.

Angus