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Hi there,

Being a bit of a "lapsed" railway enthusiast, and having just got back into it (after kids and family duties) I was wondering if anyone could point me to a good source (preferably online) of station track layout plans (real), specifically for the old GNSR area (ie NE of Scotland).

I am researching the history of my home town station, Fraserburgh, and I would like to get some idea of the station layout, preferably in the period 1950's to mid 1960's.

Ultimately I would like to model it, but I need to get some idea first of what's involved.

Many thanks

John Williamson
 

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QUOTE (The Lone Groover @ 2 Mar 2007, 23:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi there,

Being a bit of a "lapsed" railway enthusiast, and having just got back into it (after kids and family duties) I was wondering if anyone could point me to a good source (preferably online) of station track layout plans (real), specifically for the old GNSR area (ie NE of Scotland).

I am researching the history of my home town station, Fraserburgh, and I would like to get some idea of the station layout, preferably in the period 1950's to mid 1960's.

Ultimately I would like to model it, but I need to get some idea first of what's involved.

Many thanks

John Williamson
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Hi John,
I've been researching my local railways (Lanarkshire) with an idea for MSTS and have found the local libraries really helpful. They should keep large scale OS maps which show track layout as well as spot heights and trees and hedgerows.
You should be able to take A4 copies from the sheets but we are limited to one per sheet even though the maps are more than 50 years old (and therefore out of copyright).
I have lost my links but a Google for Scottish maps should find the site for the museum in Edinburgh which will turn up some old maps.
Good luck with your quest and I hope this was of some help.

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QUOTE (spinemaligna @ 2 Mar 2007, 23:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi John,
I've been researching my local railways (Lanarkshire) with an idea for MSTS and have found the local libraries really helpful. They should keep large scale OS maps which show track layout as well as spot heights and trees and hedgerows.
You should be able to take A4 copies from the sheets but we are limited to one per sheet even though the maps are more than 50 years old (and therefore out of copyright).
I have lost my links but a Google for Scottish maps should find the site for the museum in Edinburgh which will turn up some old maps.
Good luck with your quest and I hope this was of some help.

Ross

Cheers Ross,

I will pop into the Broch library next time I visit my Dad.

All the best

john
 

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It might be worthwhile to see if the Middleton Press have any books which cover your area of interest. These give detailed historical information on a section of line, and illustrate each station with at least one detailed OS map extract. There are also usually photos showing each station at different dates in its life. Try
www.middletonpress.co.uk for more information.

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Hi John,

Have you tried Alan Godfrey maps? They do one for Fraserburgh in 1901,see www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/aberdeen.htm,they taken from large scale [25" to the mile] OS maps and show trackwork in detail,the maps cost £2.20 each and you can order online,-the service is very prompt,and I'd recommend them as an excellent source of research material..


Hope this is of help...
 

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QUOTE (John Webb @ 3 Mar 2007, 10:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It might be worthwhile to see if the Middleton Press have any books which cover your area of interest. These give detailed historical information on a section of line, and illustrate each station with at least one detailed OS map extract. There are also usually photos showing each station at different dates in its life. Try
www.middletonpress.co.uk for more information.

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John Webb

Thanks John, will definately check it out

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QUOTE (DS239 @ 3 Mar 2007, 15:19) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi John,

Have you tried Alan Godfrey maps? They do one for Fraserburgh in 1901,see www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/aberdeen.htm,they taken from large scale [25" to the mile] OS maps and show trackwork in detail,the maps cost £2.20 each and you can order online,-the service is very prompt,and I'd recommend them as an excellent source of research material..


Hope this is of help...

Cheers DS239,

I will investigate them further.

The 1901 map would be a couple of years too early, as it happens. The Station was re-developed in 1901-1903 to cater for the new 5 mile light railway to Inverallochy and St. Combs which was opened at that time.

best regards

John
 
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