TTL 163

TTL Contents: 

An Unusual Income Stream     Mike Williams tells of the traffic in ‘Gum’ from the records of RY Pickering.
Balmuckety Postscript A couple of photographs escaped inclusion in 'The Balmuckety Crossing Tragedy' by Bob Drummond in TTL 161.
The Caledonian Railway in the Great War 1914-1919 Part 2

Grant Cullen looks at the events in August 1914 that led to war, and the complexity of timetabling to permit the mobilisation of forces.

Blue and Black Train Loads Jim Summers uncovers details relative to the Loads of Engines from the Working Timetable.
Travelling on the Central Low Level Line Alisdair Macdonald and Sym Taylor contribute their memories of travel on the Glasgow Central Low Level line.
A Charming Mystery Can anyone identify the location of this photograph recently purchased by Michael Dunn?
Oban and the Land of the Gael Mike Tedstone discovers a booklet about Caledonian Railway Tours in the 1890-1900s.
Special Excursions at Oban, 28th September 1908 Arnold Tortorella uncovers details about Oban excursions and Working Timetable codes.
From the LMS Minutes Discussions of a proposal for a new Siding at Carstairs and Motor Omnibus Services.
Stations of the Glasgow Central Railway 2 John Paton details the island platform stations at Anderston Cross, Glasgow Cross and Argyle Street.
Kelvinbank Dave John describes the building of his 4mm EM gauge layout.

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.