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Additionally, because there are no drawings for the station buildings, I have scaled from the available photographs - as best I can - to come up with these elevations;

 

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The Platform side

 

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The public entrance side

 

I have noticed a couple of drawing errors (the end dormer is missing from the platform view), but if there is anything else that is noticeable, give me a DM.

 

Thanks

 

John

Hi 65288 62C, I have had similar experience....ordered picures two years ago.....never arrived :-( The Bluebell Railway on other hand had very swift and helpful service. Re your query about photos of various Fife/Perthshire boxes I have photos of some of these, and signalling diagrams. If you send me a PE with your email I'll send on. Robert

 
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I'm not 100% sure but I think the view might be looking south between the tunnels and Glenfarg station.  WJV Anderson took some photographs looking towards this location from the south.  One appears in the WJV Anderson supplement which was included in the August 1991 issue of Steam World.  It shows Gateshead's(!) 60058 "Blair Atholl" with an up express from Perth (Page 2).  Another view appears on Page 52 of Keith Anderson's book about his father's photography "Scotland's Railways".  This features 60152 "Holyrood" with a Perth - Edinburgh express.  In both photographs the fronts of the locomotives are level with a short section of sloping retaining wall (if that is what it is) which looks remarkably to the construction on the opposite side of the line in the view in the link.  There is also a watercourse off to the right in both photographs.

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I'm not 100% sure but I think the view might be looking south between the tunnels and Glenfarg station. 

 

There is also a watercourse off to the right in both photographs.

 

Good thinking - I believe now that the watercourse is actually the Farg.

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I'm not certain, but this shot of Blairadam station might be new to us:

 

https://picclick.co.uk/Blairadam-Railway-Station-Photo-Kelty-Loch-Leven-251858466176.html#&gid=1&pid=1

 

Kelty is relatively camera shy too:

 

https://picclick.co.uk/Kelty-Railway-Station-Photo-Cowdenbeath-Blairadam-Kinross-252529419477.html#&gid=1&pid=1

 

What philistine decreed that this beautiful edifice should be swept away with the stroke of a pen?

 

https://picclick.co.uk/Kinross-Jct-Railway-Station-Photo-Milnnathort-to-Balado-261515434467.html#&gid=1&pid=1

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Hope these are of interest found them while clearing out my late Uncles house he was station master at Glenfarg between 1957 and 1963, I also have found some video taken at the station but will need to split it from other family clips as the were all put on the same disc when transferred from film.

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The railbuses worked a two day diagram over the Devon Valley route which required two railbuses and involved each spending alternate nights at Stirling and Perth.  Most of the workings were between Stirling and Dollar but (in the summer 1959 timetable) there was also a 3.5pm Stirling to Perth (arr 4.39pm) which returned with the following morning’s 7.56am Perth to Stirling (arr 9.30am).  The photograph depicts the down afternoon working to Perth.  The service began using Wickham railbuses 79966/7 on 4th May 1959.  However, frame trouble saw them replaced by Park Royals which, in turn, were replaced by Metro Cammell 2 Car DMUs, these working the two Perth services until closure of the Devon Valley line in June 1964.   The railbuses continued to operate the Stirling - Dollar services up until closure.

 

The Class 26s are from the production batch (Class 26/1) that ultimately went to Inverness.  Note the round buffers and tablet catcher recess.  When new in 1959 they were all allocated briefly to either Haymarket or Leith Central and one of their regular duties was the 12.5pm Niddrie – Perth North Class C returning on the 4.41pm Perth North – Haymarket Class C.  All of the Class 26 photographs appear to be of the latter working, taken on different dates as can be seen from the varying vantage points and formations.  These very locomotives (along with Inverness’s Class 24/1s) would become regular performers over this line from early 1962 onwards, usually operating in pairs, when they began through working of passenger trains (and a couple of freights) from Inverness to Edinburgh.

 

The Black 5 with headboard is working the down “Fair Maid” this was a through train between King's Cross and Perth created by extending the morning Talisman services to terminate at / start from Perth instead of Edinburgh.  According to the January 1958 Railway Magazine this started on 16th September 1957 the up train departing Perth at 6.40am and arriving in King’s Cross at 3.20pm, Dunfermline Lower being the only intermediate call between Perth and Edinburgh.  The down train left King’s Cross at 7.50am and arrived in Perth at 4.18pm, Dunfermline Lower again being the only stop north of Edinburgh.  The service was short lived due to poor loadings north of Edinburgh and it became the Talisman again from the start of the 1958/59 winter timetable.

 

Always good to see new photographs of my favourite route!

 

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Recently came across this aerial shot of Glenfarg which gives a great view of the station and goods yard. No date but I reckon this is late 50's owing to the new housing development off Greenbank Road. Possibly in the era of Wray's Uncle as stationmaster

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This view also appears on pages 98 and 99 (a double page spread) of "Railway Stations from the Air" (Ian Allan / Aerofilms, 2003).  I bought the book purely because of this image!  The date is quoted as 9th October 1963.

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On 21/01/2018 at 23:32, sulzer27jd said:

Additionally, because there are no drawings for the station buildings, I have scaled from the available photographs - as best I can - to come up with these elevations;

 

39825135301_747b8f286e_z.jpg

The Platform side

 

39115691944_ed05a0503f_z.jpg

The public entrance side

 

I have noticed a couple of drawing errors (the end dormer is missing from the platform view), but if there is anything else that is noticeable, give me a DM.

 

Thanks

 

John


This is where I got to before O gauge overtook me!

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If anyone wants this and the signal box, please just get in touch. 
 

John

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