TTL 161

TTL Contents: 

 The Grouping – We are sorry for the delay       The Caledonian ran six months late for the Grouping of the railway companies due on 1st January 1923. Jim Summers gives a close examination at what was really going on and the changes which affected staff, passengers, customers and the services provided.
Trespassing in Transition      

Michael Dunn uncovers some quirks on the lettering on LMS/CR Trespass Notices.         

Caledonian Customer Care 1902     

A letter provided by Kenneth Williamson regarding overcrowding on the Barnton branch.

The Caley and the GSWR         

John Young acquired a letter showing co-operation between the Caley and the G&SWR at Gretna.

And a Move in the Right Direction

John Young acquired a document which relates to the service of a CR employee in the 1870s.

The Grouping as seen by the “Glasgow Herald”

Arnold Tortorella has studied how the papers reported the Grouping.

Golf at Gleneagles   

John Young looks at the minor amendments made to the CR posters by the LMS.

Caledonian Characters:  Thomas Barr  

Alisdair Macdonald relates the employment history of an engineer who worked for the CR from 1871 to 1902.

Upheaval at Carstairs 2023

A photographic record of the major works.

The Balmuckety Crossing Tragedy

Bob Drummond tells how the brakes of a bus failed and was hit by a train at a level crossing with resultant fatalities and injuries.

Mapping the Balgray Tunnel  

Jim Summers relates how modern technology is being used to assess structures.


Jim Watt describes his involvement with a 2mm model based on Dunblane.                                     

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.