Holidays at Cairneyhill Train Station Part 2

Dear blog reader Following on from my first blog post on holidays at Cairneyhill train station which was published 5 weeks ago (and very well received by you all, thank you), below is a further post on such holidays. I do hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline *********************** COATBRIDGE LEADER SATURDAY 21 MARCH 1953 RAILWAYContinue reading “Holidays at Cairneyhill Train Station Part 2”

Railway Happenings

Dear blog reader This week’s blog post has a railway theme, 2 shorter reports combined, both with a railway connection. I do hope you find them interesting. Jacqueline **************** DUNDEE COURIER MONDAY 2 MAY 1898 THE DEATH IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE On Saturday morning the man who was found dead in a railway carriage atContinue reading “Railway Happenings”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1920

Dear blog reader, Welcome to the seventh part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1920. In 1920 there were 135 people listed, with 26 addresses specified, and with 14 occupations comprising 1 Church minister, 2 joiners, 1 market gardener, 1 slaughterContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1920”

Holiday at Cairneyhill Train Station

THE SCOTSMAN MONDAY 3 APRIL 1950 HOLIDAYS IN RAIL COACHES Survivors of a pre-war force of over 400, seventeen coaches of British Railways are parked in sidings near the holiday-spots of Southern England with nowhere to go but with a purpose in their immobility. They are “camping coaches”, rolling stock fitted with sleeping accommodation andContinue reading “Holiday at Cairneyhill Train Station”