Guide to traffic in branch area
D2415 at Keith on 6th June 1961 Roger Smith
Observations are sought of the various locomotives in order to build up a more detailed pictured of where they could be found during the late 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s.
Something of particular interest to note is that it was not uncommon to find locomotives at other than their home depot or working an associated duty. A possible explanation for this put forward is that the weekly amendment lists were issued by the CM&EE not the operators. The maintenance records were held at ?A? shed level (i.e. Polmadie for locomotives allocated to Greenock Ladyburn and Hamilton) so they were not so concerned with where in their area the operator chose to put the locomotives.
Listed below are the various locomotives. By clicking on a particular locomotive you will be taken to a page giving brief historical details and any observations so far submitted. Observations should be submitted using the boxes on the right. Once submitted your observation will then appear in the listing over the following few days. To select the number carried by the locomotive when observed click on the arrow in the Loco: box then on the appropriate number. When entering the date please use dd/mm/yyyy. When entering a location please take particular care if the locomotive was observed at one of the following:- Glasgow Works - please specify 'Cowlairs Works, Glasgow' or 'St Rollox Works, Glasgow'. Dunfermiline Depot - please specify 'Dunfermline Upper Depot' or Dunfermline Townhill Depot, Halbeath'. Thornton - please specify 'Thornton Junction Sidings'- the sidings around Thornton triangle and Thornton Junction station (closed), 'Thornton Depot' - the former steam depot also used for diesels opposite the colliery or 'Thornton (Redford) Yard' - the 1950's yard a mile west of the former steam depot were the 1984 built diesel depot is located.
Last updated: 10th March 2019