Glossary Results for prefix "car"
|Cambrian Railways||Cambrian lines ran to Aberystwyth, Pwllheli and Brecon; they connected with the LNWR at Whitchurch (on the Crewe-Shrewsbury line) and Afon Wen (beyond Bangor), with LNWR/GWR joint lines via Welshpool and Shrewsbury, with the GWR at Oswestry, by a branch to Gobowen (between Shrewsbury and Wrexham) and with the Great Central at Wrexham. The Cambrian was closely associated with the LNWR but at the grouping was merged into the GWR — a decision still resented by Cambrian men thirty years later.|
|Carlisle||Seven railway companies — London and North Western, North Eastern, Midland, Maryport and Carlisle, Caledonian, Glasgow and South Western and North British — met at Carlisle. The passenger station, and the goods lines which avoided it, were managed by joint committees: the station itself by the Citadel Station Committee (LNWR and CR); the main goods route by the Goods Traffic Committee (LNWR, CR, GSWR and MR); another by the Dentholme Joint Committee (MR, GSWR and NBR); and on a third the NER and NBR met end-to-end.|
|Carriage||A railway vehicle appointed for the conveyance of people.|
|Carriage Register||Not surprisingly the LNWR maintained a register of its carriage stock in which was recorded the dimensions, configuration, renumberings and dates of construction and withdrawal, and other details such as particulars of wheelbase, axle boxes and type of lighting. Most of these have not survived, but the luckily register initiated in 1896 does still exist. It remained in use for capital stock in 1910 and until the 1923 grouping for supplementary stock. This register covers a turbulent period in which there were many renumberings, reclassifications and rebuildings which could otherwise doubtless never have been disentangled. The last LNWR carriage register was compiled in 1910 and was destroyed in a fire at Derby Works in 1950. Carriage (and wagon) registers were also maintained by the LMS and by BR.|
|Carriage Truck||A flat wagon for conveying horse-drawn carriages and similar vehicles, usually without sides or ends enabling the carriage to be put on the truck at an end-loading dock — a covered carriage truck (CCT) without walls, or end-doors.|
|Catch Points||Trailing points used to divert a train or vehicle running away in the wrong direction into a sand drag or to intentionally derail it. Provided in the days before continuous brakes on freight trains and arranged so that a vehicle travelling in the wrong direction (probably a run-away down an incline) will be diverted off the line. Catch points have sometimes caused accidents when a train has been running ‘wrong line’ because of engineering work or to pass a broken-down train.
Also see Scotch Block
|Cattle Box||Same as cattle truck or cattle wagon. The LNWR term was usually “cattle wagon” and probably originated in the 1840s when these vehicles had no roofs. The term “cattle box” sometimes referred to a vehicle with higher specification intended to carry prize beasts.|
|Cattle Trucks||A van to carry cattle, the top half of which was fitted with bars rather than boards to allow the animals air.|
|‘Cauliflower’ 0-6-0 Locomotive Class||Colloquial name for the LNWR Company’s coat of arms which was said to resemble this vegetable in outline. The name also came to apply to the 18in Goods class of engine which carried this device on its splasher (aka Crested Goods).|
|Caution||The “on” position of a distant signal, indicating that the next home signal is also at “on” and the driver must be prepared to stop at it.|