TTL 162

TTL Contents: 


The Humble Railway Clerk


John Young uncovers documents relating to the work undertaken and the exam process for railway clerks.

Stations of the Glasgow Central Railway 1: Introduction, and Central Low Level

John Paton gives a detailed account of the Glasgow Central Railway and Glasgow Central Low Level station with a substantial amount of photos and drawings to demonstrate this impressive development.

A Day at Oban ... and what?

John Paton & Graham Todd look at excursions from Glasgow to Oban and have some unanswered queries about Working Timetable codes.

The Caledonian Railway in the Great War 1914-1919 (1)

Grant Cullen looks at Planning for conflict and the introduction

of wartime state control, which eventually paved the way for the

Grouping in 1923.

Caledonian Railway Brakesmen: Their Lives and Their Goods Brake Vans

David Blevins uncovers photos of two brake vans with names printed on their sides and gives an insight to these personnel.

Book Review: Caledonian Railway Miscellany

A review of this fascinating book which is available through the CRA online shop.

How Long Does it Take to Close a Signalbox?

Alistair Maclean finds a raft of papers relating to the closure of Limefield Jn signalbox.

Early days at Ardler

Graham Roberts discovers a gem with regard to the complex layout

north of Newtyle.

Carstairs: Work in Progress

Angus McIntosh annotates an aerial view of Carstairs showing long closed and repurposed infrastructure while Bob Cleary took photos during the large-scale redevelopment.


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.