The True Line

TTL 154

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.
Carron Iron Works Traffic John Young tells how a place name can lead to unwelcome deliveries.
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.