Gallery of Postcards

   

This is the Cellarium which lay under the refectory for the priory. The cellarium was the place where the beer and wine was kept prior to being served in the refectory above. The cellarium was probably ......more

   

This is a side view of Lesmahagow parish church as it is today. It probably stands directly on top of the priory church. Some of the priory stones were reused in the tower. I saw these when I climbed the ......more

   

This is one of the Caledonian Railway workers houses possibly Strawfrank Road, Carstairs Junction.

   

This is Carstairs Junction Primary School. The photograph was taken on 2nd March, 1906 for J. Jackson, Stationer in Carnwath. The teacher is at the back on the right.

   

This is a postcard looking South down Strawfrank Road, Carstairs Junction. The road does not look in good shape in this picture. Also one of two of the children have no shoes. Often people forget just ......more

   

This is a view of Smiths the bakers in Carnwath. They provided a service over a wide area.

   

This is a picture of Smiths the Bakers horse drawn van crossing the Clyde at Lampits near Carstairs Junction. This was a chain driven crossing of the Clyde and n regular use in the early 1900`s.

   

This shows part of Carstairs Station being demolished on April 27th 1913. Part of the buildings were retained, however the big roof which dated back to the time when Carstairs became a station for the ......more

   

This is one of the engines that belonged to the Caledonian Railway Company at Carstairs Junction. Many trains were repaired and serviced at Carstairs, which could be described as a major hub.

   

This is another picture of a train at Carstairs. Notice that it has LMS on it. London Midland and Scottish, I believe came into being in 1923. It effectively took over a number of companies including the ......more

   

This is a Caledonian Railway engine at Carstairs. Again it has been converted to being part of the fleet of engines belonging to London Midland and Scottish. They operated at Carstairs till the trains were nationalised after World War II.

   

This is a general view of Carstairs goods yard and railway sheds.

   

This is a view of a Caledonian Express service train which ran from London to Glasgow. The date of the card is pre World War I c.1910 posted 1912. It is a Tuck`s post card. The engine & tender carried 5,000 gallons of water and six tons of coal.

   

Carstairs Junction had at one time one of the largest railway workshops in Scotland. Repairs, scrapping trains and general maintenance took place at Carstairs. By 1974 when the line was electrified, the ......more

   

This is another view of the great Carstairs flood. The serious nature of the downpour is shown with the drowned van but this area was not the worst affected. Some park of the Junction was flooded to the depth of 12 feet.

   

This looks like an early version of the Boy`s Brigade. This was produced by J. Jackson of Carnwath and posted to Miss J. Hutson from Carstairs Junction. She normally stayed at Carstairs but on July 21st ......more


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