The True Line No.152

TTL Contents: 


The Caledonian Railway Locomotive, Carriage, and Wagon Workshops : St. Rollox, Glasgow

Seven Decades in the Evolution of Locomotives on the CR

St. Rollox Works – Past and Present


Partial reprints of three articles about the Caledonian Railway’s Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Works illustrated with photos from the original article and other sources.

A Caledonian Crossroads

John Paton looks at the several junctions around Mossend where a train could go north, east, south or west.

The Caledonian Railway’s Balerno Branch

Kenneth G. Williamson looks at this railway serving Edinburgh’s western suburbs along the picturesque Water of Leith.

Wyndham Harding and the Glasgow, Paisley & Greenock Railway

Roger Pidgeon uncovers interesting facts about an impressive railwayman

Researching the Summer Extra to Benderloch

Bob Drummond uncovers details about a short working from Oban to Benderloch

The Caledonian Railway in 1963

Bill Auld gives a preview of his layout which shows what might have happened if the CR had existed in 1963!

Caledonian Railway Breakdown Vans

Jim Summers adds a postscript to the article in The True Line 149

Tom Hatton

A personal view of firing on the C&O

Pilrig Halt’s Role in The Royal Volunteer Review 1905

John Young uncovers details of the short-lived very intensive military role of this never-opened station.

Working Timetable Wanderings

John Paton looks at the summer 1907 passenger services on the various lines south of Hamilton.

Below the Bowling Swing Bridge

Jim Summers gives an insight into the workings of this impressive structure

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.