TTL 149

TTL Contents: 


Front Cover



This painting, by Dugald Cameron, was in the possession of Jim MacIntosh and depicts a period of the Caledonian which John Boyle had researched and provided extensive drawings, etches and models.  Tributes to Jim and John feature in TTL149. 

Station Spotlight: Denny

Following the series of articles on the history of Denny’s railways, this article illustrates the station in drawings and pictures, by John Boyle.


8 - Coupled Engine Operation in Scotland


Continuing his series of articles on the operation of eight-coupled engines in Scotland, Donald Peddie looks at three classes which operated north of the border during wartime.

The Scottish Industries Exhibition 1959

George Russell recollects the exhibition in Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall with a selection of photographs taken around that time.

Strathaven to Darvel

The Tale of a Misguided Attempt to Stop an Early Closure by Fred Landery

The Cotcastle Agreement

Correspondence between the Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways and the terms of the Agreement sheds further light on the unfinished curve at Stonehouse.

The Caley does its bit in World War 2

John Young discovers the Caley’s involvement in Air Raid Precautions.

Caledonian Railway Breakdown Vans

George Russell takes a look at items of rolling stock which were part of the Breakdown Train consist.

How Not To Turn Your Engine

Donald Peddie relates an incident at Stirling while turning a locomotive.

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.