The True Line

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Cattle Trains on the Scottish Central Railway  Letters from the Perthshire Advertiser in 1850.   
Perth to Inverness by Pickersgill 4-4-0s George Russell recalls a trip to Inverness behind two Caley locomotives.
The Angus Railtour 1961 George Russell recounts this tour which visited the Dundee & Newtyle and Dundee & Forfar lines.
CR/CPR Combination Helped Deliver Shinty Championships Iain Cameron uncovers a tale of two men who helped a Shinty team to victory.
What Became of the Caledonian Wooden Viaducts in the North East Jim Summers relates how Thomas Barr set about upgrading structures over which he shed a tear or two.
The Strathmore Line in 2021 John Yellowlees illustrates some remaining artefacts of this line.
James Rowan - Stationmaster Jessie MacKenzie describes the railway career of her father.
8-Coupled Engine Operation in Scotland Donald Peddie looks at the Gresley P2 2-8-2 locomotives operated by the LNER in the period 1934 to 1944, before being rebuilt as 4-6-2 engines by Gresley’s successor Edward Thompson.
Station Spotlight: Merchiston John Paton looks at this Edinburgh inner-suburban station.

In addition each issue contains Association and Membership news, an update on activity at our on-line Forum, news of developments on the remaining Caledonian network, letters and details of forthcoming meetings.