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  1. I'm inclined to think it was (as previously mentioned) a contractual issue - for whatever reason, the CR were not to be responsible/liable for the running of the traffic. Whatever Scottish company was entrusted with the traffic need not matter too much. As long as that Company's trains/staff were used, could they not also be routed over lines which had joint powers, or some similar agreement, with the CR? I suppose the only non-CR options would be NBR/GSWR but these also had lines where you might not expect them, along with any CR-joint lines (c.f. NBR in the Glasgow RCH diagram prev
  2. A few years ago I noticed a 'Carlisle 225' MP at the north end of the Down platform at Stonehaven. On looking in an old Sec. Appendix, the northbound ECML had: 0 MP at (in) Edinburgh Waverley up to Dundee. 0 MP at Dundee up to (the former site of) Kinnaber Junction. North of Kinnaber, MP measured from Carlisle - as Compound says, via Perth and Forfar (the extinct Strathmore route)
  3. Not as bad as the Level Crossings thread, recent discussions involve ejector seats and remote control diggers!
  4. There's a page on the line and West Drayton specifically at disused-stations: http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/w/west_drayton/index.shtml There's a 'sources' list further down the page (just before the photos), along with links to pages about other stations on the line
  5. Love that clip, starts slowly then trains from all directions and just as you're thinking 'wow' the surface stock goes across the top!
  6. You already have 5: Forth Bridge Forth Road Bridge Kincardine Bridge Clackmannanshire Bridge Queensferry Crossing
  7. The inability, of the press especially, to know the difference between 'Flying Scotsman' (the loco) and 'The Flying Scotsman' (the train). e.g. 'The Flying Scotsman is the most famous steam train in the world' then go on to describe the locomotive. Another similar to this is adding 'The..' to a locomotive name that doesn't have it e.g. 'The Mallard'
  8. https://www.railcar.co.uk/type/class-116/railair-express-parcels https://www.railcar.co.uk/type/class-116/parcel-use
  9. True but after embedding the pic, it gives the option of just posting the link instead. As has been said, where the photo has a 'share' option, there is sometimes the code to automatically credit the contributor. If this is not present, I usually just put something like '© Joe Bloggs on Flickr'
  10. There was a discussion on the twin-jib track relaying units in another thread recently. A similar type to that shown in Dave's photos above can be seen in this old film:
  11. If the platform face(s) were still largely intact, would they maybe be dropped off/picked up with a special request stop of a passing service?
  12. That's not very realistic - straight out of the box and no weathering!
  13. Never understood why the grammar school pupils would wear their full uniform while trainspotting? Was it a rule that you had to wear it whilst in public, even in your own time? I didn't have to wear a uniform until I went to High School (comprehensive) and that uniform, particularly the blazer, was expensive enough - my mum would've had a fit if I went about in it outside of school time.
  14. The cl.313 (1976-7) and 315 (1980-1) carried small 4-character headcodes above the secondman's windscreen, with a dedtination blind above the driver's.
  15. http://www.napier-chronicles.co.uk/report.htm Click on the period you wish to view and you will see the booked or 'likely' Deltic turns (info taken from WTTs etc.)
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