New Ready to Run Caledonian Railway Models Announced

At the Modelrail Scotland exhibition in February 2018, Rails of Sheffield anounced an new 'OO' Guage model on the Caledonian Railway 812 Class 0-6-0 locomotive.

The locomotive is currently under development, full site surveys having been carried out thanks to the owners, The Caledonian Railway 828 Trust, and the staff at the Strathspey Railway’s Aviemore shed. The model will be available in 5 different options from "as originally built" through to CR 828 as preserved.

Full details are available from the Rails of Sheffield Website where pre-orders can be placed, with the model anticpated to be available in Autum 2019.

Click on the link below to see full details - scroll down the page to see details of all five versions.

More on Caledonian Wagons

Published jointly by the Caledonian Railway Association and Lightmoor Press, as was the seminal “Caledonian Wagons and Non-Passenger Coaching Stock from 1847 to 1923”, this Supplement adds valuable and fascinating information which has since been uncovered.

Archive Catalogue Updated

The archive catalogue has now been fully updated to January 2018 including recent acquisitions such as:
- a full set of Caledonian Railway working timetables and North British Railway public timetables for 1913 bound as complete volumes from the Caledonian Railway Timetable Department (CRA3/1/3/3 and CRA 3/1/1/26); and
- an 1898 account book from a tailoring firm revealing exactly what clothing was provided for the different staff grades (CRA5/1/39)

The full catalogue can be viewed here.

Full details of the Archive including how to visit are available here.

Other recent acquisitions include:

CRA3/4/2/12

 St. Rollox Works - A collection of published articles by Keith Miles and related correspondence between him and Graham Ewing on the history of and life at St. Rollox Works.
Donated by Graham Ewing 29.07.17

2005-6

CRA2/1/2/28

Larbert & Grangemouth Connecting Lines Bill  and North British General Powers Bill  1881;  Proceedings in Commons and Lords

1881

CRA3/2/1/24

LMS Northern Division Fortnightly Notice 19.07.1930 – 01.08.1930, showing train alterations and amendments to operating notices.

Jul-30

CRA3/1/4/11

 Supp. No.4 to General Appendix and Sectional Appendix LMS Northern Division

Jul-44

CRA9/3/17

Magazine Articles - collection on DVD made by Alistair MacLean

misc

CRA1/8/70

The Drummond Brothers, J.E. Chacksfield (2005 - Oakwood Books)

2005

The Port Road

Published by the Caledonian Railway Association, the Glasgow & South Western Railway Association and Lightmoor Press, The Port Road tells the story of the railway across south west Scotland from Dumfries to Stranraer, Portparick, Kirkcudbright and Whithorn.

CR828 Back In Service

CR828 re-entered normal operation with the Strathspey Railway on Saturday 25th March when she handled the normal three depatures from Aviemore with a five-coach train. Then on Sunday 26th she worked the 10:30 service train and then the 13:00 dining service. She performed very well on both days and appeared to be in good mechanical condition.

The locomotive has been undergoing intermediate repairs which you can find out about at this blog.

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