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  1. #11
    There is a couple of pictures on Ernie's Site of Banbridge in 1955, see

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishs...7626756740602/

  2. #12
    I have just received the following from the Public Records Office in Belfast

    PRONI Ref – A&G 31050 RL
    Date – 19/05/2017
    Subject – Banbridge Railway Buildings

    Dear Tony,

    Thanks for your email received on the 19/04/2017 and apologies for the delayed reply.

    In response to your email, I’ve had a look on the PRONI Online eCatalogue and picked out a few references relating to Banbridge Junction Railway you might want to look at further. These references are:
    UTA/18
    UTA/19
    UTA/23

    The below instruction will direct you to the PRONI Online eCatalogue which will allow you to narrow your search further to specific references of interest.

    Catalogue Searching Instructions
    1. Click the below link – PRONI eCatalogue
    PRONI eCatalogue - http://apps.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_...earchPage.aspx
    2. Click ‘Browse’ on top right corner of page
    3. Type in one of the above PRONI references – Example UTA/18
    4. If you then filter your search until you get the lowest possible breakdown. For example – UTA/18/A/1 - Banbridge Junction Railway Minute book covering 1852-1862,

    Once you’ve narrowed our search to a specific item/items I can then provide a quote for having them searched & copied on your behalf.

    I hope the above information is useful in some way and if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the PRONI reference number in any future communications.

    Many thanks

    Richard
    PRONI
    Enquiries Unit
    2 Titanic Boulevard
    Belfast
    BT3 9HQ
    Telephone 028 90 534 800The

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirley View Post
    There is a couple of pictures on Ernie's Site of Banbridge in 1955, see

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishs...7626756740602/
    Thank you Kirley. I particularly like the one with the railcar on a damp day. Very atmospheric, but sad!

    A couple of IRRS chaps will be sending me some photographs they have found in the archive.

    Kind regards,
    Ian

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by TonyMcGartland View Post
    I have just received the following from the Public Records Office in Belfast

    PRONI Ref – A&G 31050 RL
    Date – 19/05/2017
    Subject – Banbridge Railway Buildings

    Dear Tony,

    Thanks for your email received on the 19/04/2017 and apologies for the delayed reply.

    In response to your email, I’ve had a look on the PRONI Online eCatalogue and picked out a few references relating to Banbridge Junction Railway you might want to look at further. These references are:
    UTA/18
    UTA/19
    UTA/23

    The below instruction will direct you to the PRONI Online eCatalogue which will allow you to narrow your search further to specific references of interest.

    Catalogue Searching Instructions
    1. Click the below link – PRONI eCatalogue
    PRONI eCatalogue - http://apps.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_...earchPage.aspx
    2. Click ‘Browse’ on top right corner of page
    3. Type in one of the above PRONI references – Example UTA/18
    4. If you then filter your search until you get the lowest possible breakdown. For example – UTA/18/A/1 - Banbridge Junction Railway Minute book covering 1852-1862,

    Once you’ve narrowed our search to a specific item/items I can then provide a quote for having them searched & copied on your behalf.

    I hope the above information is useful in some way and if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the PRONI reference number in any future communications.

    Many thanks

    Richard
    PRONI
    Enquiries Unit
    2 Titanic Boulevard
    Belfast
    BT3 9HQ
    Telephone 028 90 534 800The
    Hi Tony,

    Thank you very much for going to all that bother for me. It is greatly appreciated. Believe it or not I was in PRONI about 10 days ago on another matter and I did not think to do a search! I must go along when I next get the chance. It is such a great bright and airy place to do research compared to the old Balmoral Avenue site!

    Thank you once again,
    Ian

  5. #15

    The baseboards are coming along nicely ...

    The helix is to be located to the right of the baseboard with the underneath storage.
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    The lifting section is nearest the camera. The helix will fill in the gap at the far corner - in my room it extends into an alcove.
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  6. #16
    Hi Ian. The baseboards are looking really good. Do you have a track diagram? Noel

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Mullafernaghan View Post
    Hello everyone!

    I seem to have been a box collector for many years but at last I am about to start building a layout. I had considered designing a fictitious layout but couldn't settle on anything. Then I realised that the station I should attempt to build was Banbridge. Most of my family is from there and they used the railway to commute to Lisburn and Belfast and go on day trips and their annual holiday to Newcastle. It was quite an interesting station as it was a junction with lines to Scarva, Newcastle and Knockmore Junction. It had a double slip and two diamond crossings, and signal boxes at the north and south ends. My dad's primary school was beside the Banbridge South box and the loco crews used to wave at the children.

    I have found quite a few good photographs taken from the platforms showing the track layout and buildings. However I haven't come across any of the fronts of the station buildings. I purchased this photograph from the Banbridge Chronicle.

    Attachment 27563

    Would any of you know where I could find photographs of the other sides of these two buildings, particularly the one on the left? I would like to build the station viewed from the left hand side as the turntable, goods shed, sidings and River Bann are on that side.

    I would appreciate any pointers!

    Hi you might like to try and find a copy of RM Arnold's book the golden years of the GNR(I) part 1 I don't have a copy at the moment but I recall there was something in it about Banbridge, a good choice for a model

    Colin

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Colin R View Post
    Hi you might like to try and find a copy of RM Arnold's book the golden years of the GNR(I) part 1 I don't have a copy at the moment but I recall there was something in it about Banbridge, a good choice for a model

    Colin
    Hi Colin & Noel,

    Yes I do have that book. I bought it way back when I was a student, so that will give you some idea of my age! I have used the track diagram and the various photographs I have downloaded to build up a picture in my mind of what the station looked like. From a photograph I have, the Banbridge South signal box is on the opposite side of the track to where it is shown in the book. My dad went to Dunbar School which was just separated from the box by a wall. The school building and wall are still there, but the signal box and railway are gone!

    I bought the high resolution version of this aerial photograph taken in 1923.

    http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/i...anbridge&ref=8http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/i...anbridge&ref=8

    It gives a great view of the station and its environs. My parents and grandparents worked in Ferguson's linen mill. My mum was born in one of the mill houses on the right, and my dad went to Banbridge Academy at the top of the photo.

    Kind regards,
    Ian

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