Uisge Beatha……..?

ESME’s track development guru, James, submitted photographs to the Newsdesk of the latest infrastructure development on his Ratho Railway.  A most impressive addition visually, it is perhaps something we should consider at Almondell to improve the aesthetics of the trackside?  James takes up the story: ‘Here are a selection of photos of the water column Read more about Uisge Beatha……..?[…]

It’s Good To Be Back……

The Bathgate Locomotive Works has had its fair share of tribulations over the bleak months.  What with cold temperatures & a leaking workshop roof, production figures have been low to say the least.  At least one job that could be undertaken in the warm ‘Design Office’ were the design & drawings for the boiler for Read more about It’s Good To Be Back……[…]

A Bad Case Of The Bends…….

Another works affected by the low temperature has been Bathgate.  Before the Factory Inspector shut the premises for contravening the Factories Act minimum temperature rquirements, Robert sent in this short note……. ‘Tricky job today bending the smokebox handrail.  One main radius followed by a small quick radius & then another radius to lead it along Read more about A Bad Case Of The Bends…….[…]