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STRATHMORE ROUTE FORUM?  

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  1. 1. Would You Like to see a Forum Dedicated to the Strathmore Route?

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On 20/08/2020 at 17:32, Eddie R v2.0 said:

I’d absolutely love to see the route reopened in some form or other. A proper double track mainline that should be electrified all the way from Dunblane to Aberdeen. 
like so many routes that were closed prematurely, it’s potential could be huge. Another would be Peterhead but that’s for another thread. 

 

It's a great pity that Stanley Jc/Forfar was allowed to disappear; Nowadays it would be the ideal place for an extension of the Edinburgh/Perth service. However I can't see how, despite the constraint of the single line between Montrose and Usan, two separate routes between Perth and Aberdeen could be justified, especially as one would miss the major traffic centre of Dundee ! 

 

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I suspect that they will go for the easier projects for reopening. Levenmouth is one such scheme. 
 

The Glenfarg route would be on the wishlist too and quite selfishly, the C&O ! 

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Reminds me of the English football commentator who grew up thinking there was a team called 'Partick Thistle Nil'.  :jester:

 

Jim

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30 minutes ago, Caley Jim said:

Reminds me of the English football commentator who grew up thinking there was a team called 'Partick Thistle Nil'.  

Isn’t that what a lot of their (long suffering) followers* call them?

 

* Fan seems too harsh an epithet.

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58 minutes ago, Caley Jim said:

Reminds me of the English football commentator who grew up thinking there was a team called 'Partick Thistle Nil'.  :jester:

 

Jim

 

26 minutes ago, Regularity said:

Isn’t that what a lot of their (long suffering) followers* call them?

 

* Fan seems too harsh an epithet.


Don’t knock the Jags! I don’t know about now, but they certainly used to live up to the slogan ‘Firhill for thrills’. You were never quite sure what you were going to see, but it certainly wouldn’t be boring.

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The Scottish football leagues are, per capita, the best supported in Europe. Its just a pity that the so-called British broadcasters never share out the money equitably to the four nations.

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Pulling us gently back to the Strathmore line. Between Alyth Junction and Eassie there was a set of sidings known as Drumkilbo. They were used for, amongst other things, bringing manure from Dundee for use on the fields round about. Access to the sidings was down a track known to this day as the Dung Ley. There is no sign of them now but only a few years ago a culvert/bridge for the siding, separate from the mainline, was visible. The siding swung into a field and ended 90 degrees from the mainline. After a period of dry weather (so not very often) the scar of the siding can sometimes be seen.  This PW hut is still in place nearby;

 

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3 hours ago, Regularity said:

Isn’t that what a lot of their (long suffering) followers* call them?

 

* Fan seems too harsh an epithet.

Some folk will do anything for sympathy!

 

Jim

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